2,” a follow-up to the 2014 blockbuster that made him an international movie star. The considerable charisma and chemistry of Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence keep the sci-fi adventure Passengers afloat, even if the script easily fixes its most fascinating problems. I’m not embarrassed by it by any means. and to receive email from Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango. The “Mother!” crew knew how to keep Lawrence’s spirits up, and they assembled a “Kardashian tent” where she could unwind and immerse herself in the world of reality TV. Variety’s Owen Gleiberman called the decision “a selfish and rather creepy act.” Though Lawrence said she’s proud of the film, which grossed over $300 million worldwide, she agreed with critics who said the movie should have started with her character waking up. It also received two Academy Award nominations for original score and production design. That said, Pratt doesn’t want to criticize the critics. Sidney Poitier’s 7 Most Memorable Performances, All Harry Potter Movies Ranked Worst to Best by Tomatometer. Copyright © Fandango. “It was a tent that had pictures of the Kardashians and ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ playing on a loop—and gumballs,” Lawrence said. From here the movie descends into blandness and stays there until the whimper of an ending. Then funny.”, But before that, she’s taking on the cryptic horror movie “Mother!,” directed by Darren Aronofsky. Sign up here. Passengers is morally reprehensible and functionally inert. After accidentally awakening 90 years early, Jim endures a year of loneliness before making the decision to wake up a fellow passenger, Aurora, played by Jennifer Lawrence. This decision didn’t set well with some, such as the Guardian, who called it an “interstellar version of social-media stalking” or the New York Daily News, who called it “nearly as cold and creepy as the space it takes us through.”, Asked if the reactions to the film surprised him, Pratt hesitates. ), That said, Pratt doesn’t want to criticize the critics. There are enough twists and turns from the get go to keep audiences intrigued and to provide an enjoyable, entertaining movie outing. “I’m disappointed in myself that I didn’t spot it,” she said. Pratt has previously admitted he was surprised by harsh reviews, and now in a recent interview with Vogue, Lawrence had a chance to reflect. He adds, “But the critical score was disproportionately negative compared to the Cinemascore. Passengers is a 2016 American science fiction romance film directed by Morten Tyldum and written by Jon Spaihts, partially based on the 1950s EC Comics story '50 Girls 50'.The film stars Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt as Aurora Lane and Jim Preston, respectively, with Michael Sheen and Laurence Fishburne in supporting roles. © Copyright 2020 Variety Media, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. In the film, Pratt plays Jim, one of 5,000 passengers in suspended animation on a ship taking 120 years to reach its destination. It was definitely a lesson.”, Pratt goes on to say that he stands by the film. “It did, it really did. “My happy place.”. “I never want to be in a situation where I’m blaming critics for not liking a movie,” he says. Many took particular issue with a controversial plot point in the sci-fi romance. It’s his first movie since December’s “Passengers,” which was eviscerated by critics – it currently holds a 31% on Rotten Tomatoes. Pratt’s character accidentally wakes up 90 years early, and endures a year alone before waking up Lawrence’s character. Passengers has no idea how to deal with the consequences of its choices, so it simply chooses not to. Don't have an account? “I ended up getting on oxygen,” she said. “Passengers” has a B CinemaScore.) “I thought the script was beautiful —  it was this tainted, complicated love story. “I’ll be curious to see if it holds up — the criticism and the movie.”, He adds, “I’m proud of how the movie turned out and it did just fine to make money back for the studio.” “Passengers” grossed almost $300 million worldwide on a budget of $110 million. Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence have terrific chemistry. There are absolutely ways in which Passengers could have worked, and there is absolutely room for stories to be told with the same themes and subject matter. In the film, Lawrence and Pratt are among the 5,000 passengers in suspended animation on a ship taking a 120-year journey through space. “I never want to be in a situation where I’m blaming critics for not liking a movie,” he says. I was really caught off guard by that. Silly and disappointing, Passengers suffers from focusing on all the wrong aspects of a potentially intriguing narrative. SPOILER ALERT: The following article contains some spoilers for Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence’s “Passengers.”. 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If toxic masculinity were a film, this would be it. There's a saying that in space, no one can hear you scream. The good news is, in six months, nobody will remember that Passengers ever existed. The 2016 sci-fi film “Passengers” might have boasted two of the biggest stars on the planet — Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt — but that doesn’t mean it was immune to criticism. © Copyright 2020 Variety Media, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. One can either make a thriller about existential threats in the emptiness of space or love lost to time, but this film lacks the skill needed to successfully blend the two. “Passengers” has a B CinemaScore. 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