Had a surprisingly good time with this lurid, hazy froth. I’m not one to easily vibe with Denis’ kilter, be it on or off. Maybe it’s that Qualley’s wholesale commitment to the bit - or how much it just feels like a Real Movie - sells it. Absolutely hilarious that her character’s name is Trish. Ridiculous!
Theme of my SFF 2022 viewings has been underdeveloped screenplays. A lot to like here, it just doesn't quite cohere. Andini evidently has a lot of promise. I do understand the desire to downplay the significance of the male characters but they're so vaguely drawn, and influence so much of how the story plays out, that just being sketches of people makes it difficult to invest (e.g. there's no compelling dramatic reason for Yoga to be such a silent cipher…
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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,…