Powerful and informative but distractingly made, full - I suppose intentionally - of the kind of aggressively crisp imagery, some stock, and camera setups you see in American pharmaceutical ads. It’s a clever ploy on paper, but in practice it feels awkward and unsuccessful in enhancing the storytelling.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I haven't had time to write a full review of this as I only saw it not 12 hours ago, but I can't help but jot down something about Passengers' unpleasant undercurrent. Rewatching the trailers and marketing material, I couldn't believe how misleading they were about something very important to the film's core premise:
Only Chris Pratt's Jim woke up early due to a malfunction on the ship. The first solid half hour is him moping about the Avalon starship,…