Movie Review: Passengers

I was stuck inside the house for a few days and decided to go the library and check out a bunch of movies and have a movie marathon. Of the five films, my best friend and I watched this was the best one. I surprisingly didn’t see this in theaters even though I wanted to, I just never found the time. I rarely ever say this, but I regret not seeing this in theaters. All the action, special effects, and space views would have looked cool on the big screen.

I liked the plot and the dialogue, which rarely happens for me while watching a sci-fi film. The acting and set design were great. I thought Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt had great chemistry on film. I can understand all the rumors that surrounded this film regarding Chris Pratt’s divorce from Anna Faris. They did a great job of being an onscreen couple, and I could somewhat see them working well together and doing well as a couple in real life.

I’m glad that Jennifer Lawrence doesn’t think these kind of movies are beneath her. I feel like the movie studio could have gone with two unknown actors, and it would be a great opportunity for a newcomer, but I also think more people would have skipped it if that was the case. I think the casting of the movie had a lot to do with how well it was perceived.

The ending was sad. It was interesting because usually good things happen in movies, and they went with a different approach for the ending. I felt like the movie could have been 5 minutes longer and I never say that about any movie. Not to spoil the ending for you, but it’s probably pretty obvious what happened. I just feel like they could have explained what happened in more detail. My best friend said it didn’t need to be said, and maybe he’s right, but I guess I wanted to hear her say it at the end.

My score: 8/10

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