Film Review: Passengers

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DIRECTOR: Morten Tyldum STARRING: Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen, Laurence Fishburne, Andy Garcia, Vince Foster, Kara Flowers, Conor Brophy, Julee Cerda, Aurora Perrineau, Lauren Farmer, Emerald Mayne USA 2016

5

Here we have another futuristic sci-fi film that felt like it had everything to work out, but it simply didn’t. From its leading actors – Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt – to the beautifully designed backgrounds – it could come out an outstanding film, but Passengers is as boring and odd as you can get.

The film is about two passengers who are on a 120-year journey to another planet when their hibernation pods wake them 90 years too early. Jim (Pratt) and Aurora (Lawrence) are forced to unravel the mystery behind the malfunction as the ship teeters on the brink of collapse, with the lives of thousands of passengers in jeopardy. It seems like a great plot with a great cast, but it suffers from a lack of story that can engage the audience.

Passengers could have everything to be engaging and thrilling film, but it just tends to get more predictable as the story goes on and the characters just lost their initial charm and charisma. Ultimately, it’s tedious and not exciting at all.

Words by Andreia Alves
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