Reviewed by: Misty Wagner
Fear, Anxiety and Worry… What does the Bible say? Answer
Why does God allow innocent people to suffer? Answer
What about the issue of suffering? Doesn't this prove that there is no God and that we are on our own? Answer
Does God feel our pain? Answer
Did God make the world the way it is now? What kind of world would you create? Answer
ORIGIN OF BAD—How did bad things come about? Answer
Should I save sex for marriage? Answer
What are the consequences of sexual immorality? Answer
|Featuring:||Anne Hathaway, Patrick Wilson, David Morse, Clea DuVall, Dianne Wiest, Andre Braugher, William B. Davis, Chelah Horsdal, Ryan Robbins, Andrew Wheeler, Conner Dwelly, Brad Turner, Sandra-Jessica Couturier, Robert Gauvin, Robert Musnicki|
|Producer:||Mandate Pictures, Persistent Entertainment, Senator International, Joseph Drake, Aubrey Henderson, Nathan Kahane, Kelli Konop, Mary Lee, Julie Lynn, Judd Payne, Matthew Rhodes, Keri Selig, Shawn Williamson|
|Distributor:||Columbia Pictures (Sony)|
“The truth can't hide forever.”
Some years back it became quite the trendy thing for movies to wrap up with unexpected twist endings that left its viewers shocked and longing to re-watch the film, taking in what they missed. Perhaps, after a time, these movies became less frequent because the very method grew tired, unoriginal… I imagine success could still be reached with this surprise ending genre—if an inventive and original formula could be found. Suffice to say “Passengers” is not such a film.
Claire Summers (Anne Hathaway) is the therapist overseeing the case of five survivors, after their plane crashed tragically on a local beach. With conflicting memories and varying degrees of trauma, Claire finds it a struggle to relate to her patients. The one she seems most drawn to, however, is Eric (Patrick Wilson). Due to Eric’s odd behavior, coupled with bizarre accusations from some of the other survivors, Claire begins to suspect that there is an airline cover-up going on. Believing that the truth would lead to healing—Claire crosses the line to find the missing pieces and discover what truly went on…
Overall, I was really disappointed in “Passengers.” While it was obviously going for that big twist ending, with high hopes of keeping its viewers on the edge of their seats from intensity, this film only seems to keep its watchers thoroughly confused. Although it wasn’t unbearable to watch, it did sort of feel like a wasted hour and a half.
Violence: Mild / Profanity: Moderate / Sex/Nudity: Heavy
See list of Relevant Issues—questions-and-answers.