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In Reply to: RE: Passengers, a review (mild spoilers)... posted by Audiophilander on December 30, 2016 at 14:46:14
The 1975 wonderful Antonioni.
Just be thankful he didn't step back into the leater pants... and post a photo. :-)
The finest faux leather pants that I have seen. Patrick adored them.
You are bad. :)
You guys are tough critics.
Have to admit those leather trousers are a tighter fit these days, but just for old times sake... enjoy the nostalgia.
BTW, thanks for mentioning old photos, Victor. It reminded me that my Blu-Ray copy of Abel Gance's Napoleon (BCI, Brownlow restoration with Carl Davis score) is due to arrive soon. ;O)
I don't know if I am ready for another Napoleon spin, have to see what they have done with it. The whole ides of such BD sounds strange - like Caruso at 24 bits. If they massage it too much it might look fake.
So sorry to hear about Patrick. I know he would have gotten a chuckle out of that quick flashback to AP's days with the leather pants! :-)
Well, it is, but it isn't, that makes it a conundrum of sorts.
Do I think it's worthwhile? ...Yes, with a couple of caveats.
There is a a Deux ex Machina presented in the middle by the arrival of a doomed character that is only in the movie for about 15 minutes. He's there to provide something needed that neither of the leads seem capable of doing on their own. It just comes across as awkward introducing this one character to solve a couple of problems and it works against the pacing.
The other caveat is the final scene of the ship approaching it's destination and waking of the hibernating passengers and crew. I won't give it away, but I think the final shot was an ill conceived choice intended as religious allegory. In the end it just seems hokey, not to mention defying the scientific plausibility. If I'd written the ending, it would've been entirely different, but I won't put it in this post because that would provide another spoiler to the storyline relative to what had gone before. For those who've seen Passengers though, I think my proposed ending would've been more logical and a poignant conclusion without heavy-handed symbolism.
...if not for her presence.
I just can't stand that face.
one of Caintuck's finest.
I saw her interview. I could not switch channels, and I could not walk away, so I listened to it.
If you saw her in American Hustle, as a Jersey wife, you might have a better opinion of her. That shotgun speed, quick mouthed, tough broad, nonstop banter of a Jersey gangster moll was played off to perfection. I don't think many could do that so well. That much script delivered in such fashion must have been tough. She got an Oscar nom for that role, and IMO, should have won.
It didn't live up to the potential of transcending a "teenager" movie. It's shallow vignettes exhibiting what encompasses a deep relationship played like a "Tinder" date on a spaceship. That said, I was dreading the looming truth Chris Pratt was hiding and I found the premise original and thought provoking. Jennifer Lawrence, as usual was terrific.
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