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Passengers (2016)

Published in P
Tuesday, 27 December 2016 11:12
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes.

  • The pitch

    Something broken; something big.

  • Starring

    Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen, Laurence Fishburne, Andy Garcia

  • Directed by

    Morten Tyldum

  • Running time

    116 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man contemplates suicide. Characters are punched, kicked, near-drowned, trapped in a hibernation pod (claustrophobic), poked, slapped, near-hit by falling objects, injured by flying debris, deprived of oxygen, thrown to the ground, sucked through doors, scalded, dragged. An android slams his head into a counter-top. Objects thrown, smashed, hit with tools, pushed off table, incinerated. A spaceship is hit by asteroids. Explosions, burning equipment, fireball. Yelling, arguing, screaming. Shoplifting, murder mentioned. A man say, "you kill me". Blood/gore: Dead bodies. Bloody arm, noses, hand, bandage; bleeding, coughing up blood. Object removed from skin. Injections (needles seen entering skin/blood spots on wounds). Torn skin flaps (on android). Scars, cuts. Defibrillation, resuscitation, oxygen mask. A man suffers from hibernation sickness, a woman says she is going to be sick.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sex scenes (bedroom, cafeteria, etc). Kissing, undressing, flirting, voyeurism, hand-holding. Nude couple (no genitals seen). Male bottom, sideboob. People in swimwear, nightwear. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, cocktails, wine, champagne). Intoxication. Drawers of medication. Sedative pills dispensed (none consumed).

  • LANGUAGE

    S-word, sonofab*tch, damn, oh God.

  • THEMES

    Colonisation, cryosleep, loneliness, need, greed, betrayal, survival, mechanics, ethics, suicide, writers, mortality, entertainment, humankind, over-population, relationships, anger, hurt, death, gravity, class, system failure.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead friend, partners. Dead father (heart attack) mentioned. Freefalling in space. Power blackout. Chickens, birds.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Effective, touching, heartfelt, impressive, interesting, enjoyable, creepy. Magnetic/charming chemistry between Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt, terrific supporting performance by Michael Sheen, intriguing premise, promising beginning, sharp/seamless CGI, visually impressive/dazzling set pieces, impressive swimming pool scene, elegant costumes, moments of brilliance.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Familiar, heavy-handed, predictable, sterile, thin, flat-footed, dumbed-down, creaky, disappointing, anodyne, un-dramatic, forgettable,corny, silly, unconvincing. Loose assembly, underwritten characters, some head-slappingly bad dialogue, perfunctory spacewalk scene, intrusive score, iffy/stupid conclusion.

Beautiful Creatures

Published in B
Wednesday, 20 February 2013 04:35
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Supernatural themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Witchy novel adaptation that conjures up surprisingly little magic.

  • Starring

    Alice Englert, Alden Ehrenreich, Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis, Emmy Rossum, Margo Martindale

  • Directed by

    Richard LaGravenese

  • Running time

    124 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Discussion of violence and violent scenes occurs more heavily than actual violence. Discussions include spousal murder, accidental maternal death (car and fire), DUI, suicide, lunacy. A boy is hit with a crucifix. Glass shatters across a classroom of students. A repeated Civil War dream sequence shows a man being shot. Dangerous driving. Car accident caused intentionally. Scars are seen on a woman's back. A girl is repeatedly bullied (verbally). A youth is hit by a train. A boy receives an electric shock. Raised voices and yelling. Civil War battle re-enactment with rifles and cannons fired. An adolescent boy is shot. Corpses are seen on the battlefield. Matricide. Incense is alluded to. Blood/gore: Small amounts of blood are seen on bodies and faces.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Teenage sex is implied. Sex between an adult woman and an adolescent is implied. Passionate kissing. Several humourous sexual innuendos.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine).

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words, mocking and teasing, name-calling, religious references and exclamations. School bullying, teasing.

  • THEMES

    Withcraft, satanism, black magic, familial conflict, devil-worship versus God-worship, bullying, religious intolerance, adoption, book-banning, being under the control/influence of another, destiny, fatalism, sweet sixteen, education (scholarly and worldly).

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Swampy bayou, cemetery, church settings. Alligators. Isolated mansion. Loud thunderclaps. Lightning bolts and lightning strikes. Banned books (discussed). Spitting. Tornadoes. Witchcraft: Ghostly dream sequence. Shared dreaming. Premonition. Casting spells. Breaking spells. Devil-worship and satanism are discussed. Resurrection. Mind control. Possession. Sacrificial offerings (food). Persecution. Stone animals appear lifelike.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Emma Thompson is superb. Look out for the scene where Viola Davis (Amma) is standing by her refrigerator when she hears disappointing news; her facial expression is devastating. Alice Englert (Lena) gets to wear some lovely cardies. Alden Ehrenreich (Ethan) brings just the right amount of strange to his character.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Long running time where not a whole lot happens. The film lacks intrigue and tension and has very few supernatural special effects. The extreme close-up is overused. Plenty of over-acting. Little chemistry between Lena and Ethan.