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Passengers falls in that frustrating category of being full of potential which is wholly squandered, making a movie which could be great into something bad or, as is the case with this movie, bland and mediocre. The sets and designs are nice, Michael Sheen is fun as the bartender, and some individual moments shine, but overall the movie is overlong and disjointed from first half to second. The characters and their motivations are unconvincing, but this is clearly a case of good actors tied to a bad script and not flat out bad acting, and I would be remiss to mention that Pratt’s character makes a terrible and deeply problematic choice which the filmmakers never fully explore and/or condemn.