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Highly Suspect Reviews: Passengers

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Chris Pratt wakes up 90 years before he scheduled to on a long-distance sleeper spaceship. What’s a guy to do for the rest of his life, by himself, on a high-tech luxury liner? A lot, at first, but eventually boredom sets in, then misery, then suicidal ideation…is it any wonder he ended up staring wistfully at Jennifer Lawrence’s sleeping body in her creche? Is it any wonder he sabotages her pod so that she wakes up early too and tells her it was an accident like his so they can fall in love? Is it any wonder that we’re all like, “I’m sorry film but WHAT?” But don’t worry, we gots lots of other stuff to be complainy about this one. Check out Chris, Beau, Frank, and JC on the review.


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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.
  • Chris Ayres

    Kinda fitting that Beau compared this to Prometheus given both movies were written by the same person.

  • Ren Davis

    Passengers was enjoyable if you like Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence, but it would have been more interesting had they dealt with the moral dilemma. Jim had a very sympathetic reason for waking her up, and let’s be honest most people would make the same choice or kill themselves. You can’t underestimate how devastating isolation can be on the human psyche. Problem is that they never effectively sell you on how devastating isolation is. They do enough to make you buy it, but not enough to really drive it home, and it comes of as a typical romance movie with some interesting twist. He feels more inconvenienced and bored as opposed to desperate for companionship. A year is enough time logically speaking, but they don’t make you buy it emotionally speaking. It would be better if they played up his damaged psyche, really made us feel how lonely he is, play up the desperate angle in their romance, make the revelation to which she eventually reluctantly goes back to him because he’s all that she has, have him die then have Jennifer Lawrence go through the same isolation only for her to make the same choice that
    Jim made, which makes the point that the situation is not morally clear cut.