Young psychologist Claire Summers (Anne
Hathaway) is brought in help survivors of a plane crash deal with their grief.
However, those passengers start to disappear one by one. Claire
begins to investigate and comes up with conflicting accounts of what is happening.
During this time, she becomes close to one of the people who survived.
Is the airline behind the disappearances or is something else behind it?
PASSENGERS starts out as a good thriller
only to become unraveled by the revelation at the end of the movie. The
clues are all there, but I was looking for something different than what the ending provided.
It has one of those endings I hate like I hated the ending for KNOWING.
A good cast and excellent direction is a plus and yet they can’t save the movie from the script’s final
The deleted scenes don’t add much
to the film even though they do provide extensions to some scenes and they only slow down the pacing of the film if they were
ANALYSIS OF THE PLANE CRASH is a featurette
that goes behind-the-scenes on how they created the plane crash while IN THE NIGHT SKY: THE MAKING AND MANIFEST OF PASSENGERS
is the standard making of featurette. An audio commentary for the film rounds
out the extras.
FINAL ANALYSIS: Based on the ending, I can’t recommend this film. PASSENGERS
could have been a good thriller only if they didn’t pull what they did.
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