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Old 01-04-17, 11:12 AM   #76
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Re: Passengers (2016, D: Morten Tyldum) S: Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt

If Ariel Castro were alive, this would have been his favorite movie of all time!

Jim had access to data files of EVERYONE outside of that crew compartment, but does not look to find Laurence Fishburne from the get go. Instead he creates the environment to force Aurora fall in love with him. And in the end Stockholm Syndrome works because after everything, she still wants to stay with him when she has a chance to go back into stasis.
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Re: Passengers (2016, D: Morten Tyldum) S: Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt

Ended up seeing this. It certainly is not terrible. Pratt and Lawrence definitely make the two hours enjoyable.

I do think
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Jim's decision to open Aurora's pod could have been drawn out a bit more. To me, that's the moral imperative of the film. It almost would have been more interesting had he tricked her and put her back in without a choice.


The sets were really amazing. As others said, the swimming pool sequence was really impressive.

Did anybody else have a thought that Jim waking up wasn't a malfunction. I'm sure there were other engineers, but with the ship being so smart I wonder if it made a decision to unlock him, knowing he'd be able to fix things.

I'm also surprised about a few things at the end:
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I wonder if there were alternate endings screened or planned. It seems to have just abruptly ended. Plus with the ending they gave us, I'd have expected more voiceover from Aurora, to supplement her book project.

Also, Jim really couldn't have scraped together another AutoDoc? Or they couldn't have made a pack to swap years on and off while living a year together in between? It would have cut down the awake time each to 40 years!
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Re: Passengers (2016, D: Morten Tyldum) S: Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt

At the end, all I wondered was

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I do think
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Jim's decision to open Aurora's pod could have been drawn out a bit more. To me, that's the moral imperative of the film. It almost would have been more interesting had he tricked her and put her back in without a choice.
I think the passage of time was poorly handled which would have helped in the morality department in your spoiler.

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Did anybody else have a thought that Jim waking up wasn't a malfunction. I'm sure there were other engineers, but with the ship being so smart I wonder if it made a decision to unlock him, knowing he'd be able to fix things.
Interesting concept they could have played up, but if that was the case wouldn't the ship wake up crew members instead?
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Re: Passengers (2016, D: Morten Tyldum) S: Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt

Just saw this. I give it a B- at best. A C+ at worst. The reveal did make Pratt's character seem creepy so I suppose they did have to draw out the loneliness aspect. Why didn't he look for other engineers or mechanics to wake up? The leads carry this film. What made this good was that my wife would go see it and she said it was OK. Garcia must have been in town so they threw him a bone in that cameo.

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Re: Passengers (2016, D: Morten Tyldum) S: Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt

I think a great "alt ending" would of been Jim dying in the venting blast, then have Aurora alone for a year or so before she breaks down and wakes someone else up. I would be an interesting character study on her becoming what she hated Jim for.
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I think a great "alt ending" would of been Jim dying in the venting blast, then have Aurora alone for a year or so before she breaks down and wakes someone else up. I would be an interesting character study on her becoming what she hated Jim for.
I was hoping that would happen.
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Old 01-17-17, 04:55 AM   #83
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I think a great "alt ending" would of been Jim dying in the venting blast, then have Aurora alone for a year or so before she breaks down and wakes someone else up. I would be an interesting character study on her becoming what she hated Jim for.
Excellent idea.
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Re: Passengers (2016, D: Morten Tyldum) S: Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt

Just saw this. I was expecting this to be terrible, but it wasn't. Didn't like the ending, I think they should expanded it a bit more, ended abruptly.
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Old 02-06-17, 07:36 PM   #85
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I loved the production design but the film was just ok. The premise is creepy, though, which is why they decided to cast the most sympathetic actor around to play the lead. Hey, it's still creepy, though.

J-law is so pretty. I did like Arthur, as well.
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Old 02-06-17, 08:20 PM   #86
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Saw this a while back. Anyone else think naming J-Law's character Aurora for a Disney's Sleeping Beauty connection was a writer thinking they were being clever?
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How was the 3D?
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Old 02-07-17, 12:20 PM   #89
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I feel like a movie like this would work better with Crispin Glover in the lead.
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Re: Passengers (2016, D: Morten Tyldum) S: Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt

Finally watched Passengers...

ON WHAT PLANET was this a "hot commodity" script?

This was written by a 10 year old who overheard his best friend's older brother summarize "Rendezvous With Rama" and decided to pull a love story from a Love Boat episode he saw on Antenna TV at Baba Esta's house.

Terrible script. Awful direction. Stilted dialogue. Predictable resolution. What a pile of shit. 4 out of 10 for some decent visuals, a few reasonably suspenseful scenes, and Jennifer Lawrence (kill that fruity 'J-Law' shit) doing a lot of swimming.
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Old 04-26-17, 09:54 PM   #91
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It had a nice look but felt like it was missing a third act.
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Re: Passengers (2016, D: Morten Tyldum) S: Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt

Just watched this movie last night. I was not expecting much at all, hearing all the uneven reviews but I freaking loved it.
The chemistry between Pratt and Lawrence was great and it made it the whole thing work for me

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Ended up seeing this. It certainly is not terrible. Pratt and Lawrence definitely make the two hours enjoyable.

I do think
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Jim's decision to open Aurora's pod could have been drawn out a bit more. To me, that's the moral imperative of the film. It almost would have been more interesting had he tricked her and put her back in without a choice.


The sets were really amazing. As others said, the swimming pool sequence was really impressive.

Did anybody else have a thought that Jim waking up wasn't a malfunction. I'm sure there were other engineers, but with the ship being so smart I wonder if it made a decision to unlock him, knowing he'd be able to fix things.

I'm also surprised about a few things at the end:
Spoiler:
I wonder if there were alternate endings screened or planned. It seems to have just abruptly ended. Plus with the ending they gave us, I'd have expected more voiceover from Aurora, to supplement her book project.

Also, Jim really couldn't have scraped together another AutoDoc? Or they couldn't have made a pack to swap years on and off while living a year together in between? It would have cut down the awake time each to 40 years!

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I think a great "alt ending" would of been Jim dying in the venting blast, then have Aurora alone for a year or so before she breaks down and wakes someone else up. I would be an interesting character study on her becoming what she hated Jim for.

Very interesting points guys and I thought about similar things too. Whats cool about this movie is that is that it could have easily taken several directions. I wish they had shot several endings and edits of it because it can truly become a whole different beast if viewed differently. Here is an expert from the "Nerdwriter" that shows how some little changes can affect the experience



And somebody actually made a different cut of the film which you can watch here

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6d...dzUUJhTnM/view

Also found this trivia from IMDB which shows the original script had a very different ending. All in all I really enjoyed it, it made me think a lot about all the possibilities and I had the trippiest of dreams last night


"The third act from the movie is quite different from the original screenplay written by Jon Spaihts, in which a moribund Gus commits suicide by shooting himself into space, then Jim and Aurora have to contain the ship's damage. Jim never dies, but the 5,000 hibernation pods are ejected (Jim explains: "The hibernation system rebooted. It thinks the ship's in port. It's ejecting the empty pods." Aurora (horrified): "They're not empty."). In the final scene, the ship arrives in Homestead II (88 years later) and out of it comes Jim and Aurora's descendants."
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IMO that original script ending would have made an already terrible movie even worse
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I watched this tonight and I didn't hate it. Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence carry the movie. It helps that they are both likeable, but the story and script have quite a few flaws. I had problems with what Pratt's character did and the last 30 minutes of the movie. I give it a 2.75/5.
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Ok so the ending was changed. Did common sense walk out the door at that point?

Let's assume the food machine didn't limit the number of times you could dispense yourself a meal and they didn't starve to death. They would have had kids, and those kids would have had kids. The reality of the situation would have been the rest of the crew and passengers waking up to a seriously depleted food supply and having to go on rations to survive the remaining 40 days of the trip.
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Gardens - ship was going to a new home so there would be a means to start growing crops. Plus animals were probably in hibernation too.
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Ok so the ending was changed. Did common sense walk out the door at that point?

Let's assume the food machine didn't limit the number of times you could dispense yourself a meal and they didn't starve to death. They would have had kids, and those kids would have had kids. The reality of the situation would have been the rest of the crew and passengers waking up to a seriously depleted food supply and having to go on rations to survive the remaining 40 days of the trip.
The reality of the situation allows for the incest you are proposing? I think they knew and understood that it was already wrong to wake someone up without consent, and they just spent the rest of that time being together and growing old.

What baffles me is the inability to find another chief deck officer outside of that crew quarters, that could fix the ship and the sleep pods.
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What baffles me is that he opened Jennifer Lawrence's pod when he found her. Hell, I would have kept looking around. Maybe Padma Lakshmi or Kate Upton were in tubes as well. I would have gone that route.
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What baffles me is that he opened Jennifer Lawrence's pod when he found her. Hell, I would have kept looking around. Maybe Padma Lakshmi or Kate Upton were in tubes as well. I would have gone that route.
A year of jerking off did that.

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I still vote for waking up everyone on the ship. Orgy party time baby!!
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