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Film Review : Passengers
Passengers is one sci-fi romantic drama that you wish to see at the time of celebrations or holidays in the cinemas and keeping that in the mind director Morten Tyldum tried his best to make a big gigantic commercial entertainer Christmas release with big stars and almost got success in achieving that. His last outing ‘The Imitation Game’ which was a down to earth $14 Million film given him a lot of acclaim and also an Oscar Nomination and as a result now he got a huge budget of $110 Million, probably the biggest female star of America, Jennifer Lawrence and the blockbuster man Chris Pratt not to forget a bigger vision in the form of a sound script.
The film works majorly because of the great chemistry between the lead pair, we see here the superstar Jennifer Lawrence off course who is a fine actor too but she somewhere is not entirely Aurora, the character she plays in the film unlike Joy, Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle and The Winter’s Bone to name a few where she just killed the superstar in her and became the part completely. But yes who doesn’t want see the gorgeous superstar Lawrence on screen and my eyes are still feeling the yum of her magnetic and effective screen presence so much so that Pratt who is brilliant in the movie completely looks ignorable in front of her. Though Pratt I must say has developed a good ease of working in big Sci-fi adventure films. Michael Sheen as Android Arthur is a good humor element in the film and he does really well, I felt very content with only three actors and they carried the whole film on their shoulders smoothly which is also a triumph of the director. Film looks authentically lavish as the art direction and cinematography are almost perfect. The VFX/CGI is next to real and the migrating Star-ship ‘Avalon’ looks delicious to eyes, and all the scenes of space are amazingly choreographed and give a sense of peace. The editing is crisp and makes the film racy but in the overpowering stunning Visuals and good looking star actors made the screenplay somehow go more into the adventure zone which fails to enhance the philosophies of the characters and the script as a whole. The film says a great thing behind all the adventure that despite you get everything in life you need a partner and love to live happily and love never comes easy. It also says that Journey is more important than the destination because once you reach there you need to start another voyage to move further till death and it touched me, it’s a good watch and I recommend everyone to go enjoy the ride. And I feel the movie which already a success at the box office will find more love in the times to come, I’ll give 3.5 stars out of five.