Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Passengers Review: Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence Shine, but Film Drags

The Hit:

Passengers was, like its name suggests, a story about two passengers on a space ship headed toward a new planet to start anew. There is nothing wrong with the Earth, but these two passengers along with thousands of others are given the chance to colonize a new planet that is 120 years away from Earth. All the passengers have made a very big sacrifice to leave their family and friends behind for this journey.  

The story focuses on two passengers who wake up from their respective hibernation pods 90 years too soon because of a malfunction on the ship. The two have to figure out what happened and what to do with their lives from here on out. Jim Preston (Chris Pratt) is a mechanical engineer, and Aurora Lane (Jennifer Lawrence) is a famous writer and the two form connections throughout and have great chemistry. It is a mystery of what caused them to wake up early, and it soon becomes clear that one of them is hiding a secret. 

I am giving this film a yellow light because it seemed to drag out to me and might get boring for those who are not into this type of genre. I was, however, fascinated by the technology, visual effects, and the drama portrayed. Both Chris and Jennifer were indeed a spectacular couple and they played their parts marvelously. 

I would have given this a green light except that it dragged out too long and then the ending seemed rushed after an important event happens. The very end before the credits left some questions that I thought could have been explained better throughout the movie. But if you like the two actors like I do, I would definitely recommend to go see this. Also, those who enjoy this genre will come out enjoying it as well. 

The Verdict:

YELLOW LIGHT (Proceed with Caution)

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