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RE: For a second I thought you stepped into a good movie

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.

Cheers,
AuPh



Edits: 12/30/16 12/30/16 12/30/16

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