Saturday, March 18, 2017

Passengers (2016)

I have one more movie to review until I get to the two flicks from last night. Like with Stake Land II, I almost forgot this one as well. This film is the 2016 sci-fi/romance Passengers.

Plot/ A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.

I had not actually paid attention to any of the reviews or trailers for this one and definitely went into with something else altogether in mind. While this is not a terrible movie, it is definitely more of a drama/romance than adventure/sci-fi entry, and I could see how that could turn some viewers off. All in all, it was not a bad film offering some fantastic performances, stunning visuals with some outstanding cinematography, and an interesting concept is woven into the storyline. Unfortunately, the scripting did leave a ton of plot holes that could have helped fill in some of the voids, and there were very few moments that helped build tension. In the end, this was a beautiful movie, although it lacked the sci-fi feel that drew me in. Yes, it was entertaining, but it doesn’t deliver the impact that it could have.

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