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I hate to say this, but this is one sci-fi love story that could've used time travel. The chemistry between the leads is tepid at best. See "Contact" for reference.
 

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when sawing passengers, use a good saw and target the weakest passengers first.
 

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If you are a passenger on a saw, pick a seat on the not pointy side.
I SAW what you guys did there 😊
 

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back in '04, was there a thread titled, "saw saw"?
 

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They should have moisturized the passengers and it would have been a better film... salving them... :7:
 

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I hate to say this, but this is one sci-fi love story that could've used time travel. The chemistry between the leads is tepid at best. See "Contact" for reference.
Maybe the Japanese will remake it, but add giant tentacles of horny time traveling octopuses... to chase the female lead around and try to make sweet love to her.


PS: These saw puns are sharp, cutting wit from a bunch of hacks. A ripping good time, although some are circular.
 

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Maybe the Japanese will remake it, but add giant tentacles of horny time traveling octopuses... to chase the female lead around and try to make sweet love to her.
Or . . . . maybe they'll come back in time to meet Leatherface?

 

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I struck up the band and danced a jig after I wrote that. I was reciprocating.
LOL, I was trying to think of something more witty to write but couldn't come up with anything other than "jig" and "table". I decided to cut my losses at that point.
 

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Saw 8


"If you want to escape, you must sit through Passengers."
"NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!"
 

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I actually did finally see Passengers, onna account of not much else being good at the Cineplex, and a friend of mine telling me she liked it.

Eh... it was okay. Certainly not the bomb that professional critics were making it out to be. The problem seemed to be that Chris Pratt's character (one passenger out of 5,000 on an interstellar ship bound on a 120-year journey to colonize a new world) could be interpreted as being creepy/stalker-y. But, not really, if you think about it.

Some of the problem is reviewers being insufficiently empathetic with the poor guy (he comes out of hibernation early and thus is stuck alone for LIFE, and doesn't have any real good options)... but some of it is the fault of the film, which really doesn't do quite enough to show us the depth of Pratt's loneliness, beyond him growing an Al-Qaeda-type huge fluffy beard.

So yeah, you can sort of understand why some ppl thought his character was creepy.

Once Pratt shaves the beard off and wakens Jennifer Lawrence from her hibernation pod, things pick up... until the secret gets out that HE did it, it wasn't a malfunction. So, it's HIS fault she has to live out the rest of her life on the ship with just him, instead of at the colony world surrounded by thousands of ppl, the experience she wanted.

In effect, he TOOK her life away from her. Which is an interesting dynamic, the two of them stuck aboard this interstellar colony ship together, she hating him, both of them knowing what he did.

But, they don't really spend all that much time on that. The third act rolls around, with its big special-effects-y crisis, and Pratt gets to redeem himself, and Lawrence gets to INSTANTLY and pretty unrealistically completely forgive him.

Sigh. Hollywood, you always seem to punk out, don'cha? :(

Two stars out of four, maaaaaaybe two-and-a-half if you really really like Lawrence and Pratt (I kinda do). Even if their chemistry in this film is more polite than primal.

It was a Jon Spaihts script (Prometheus, Doctor Strange), and he's hotter than heck right now far as Hollywood is concerned, so that plus two huge A-list stars signing on explains how this got greenlighted, despite the very obvious problems in terms of main character likability and third act bullsh!t.

Too bad. Visually, it's quite magnificent, I hope the future really does look this cool. And there is some cute class-warfare social commentary here and there, plus a few good one-liners that Pratt delivers well.

But it's just not enough to overcome the inherent, fundamental flaws... or at least, the way they chose to address them. It would've been a much more interesting film had they not so completely punked-out on what real people understandably think and feel. :(
 

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It was o.k. Best parts were of Jennifer Lawrence swimming. And Jennifer Lawrence running. And Jennifer Lawrence in a sexy dress. And Jennifer Lawrence. Plus there was Jennifer Lawrence too.
 

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Yea, she could probably get one of those drone things, link it with a server and really make some money.
 

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It was o.k. Best parts were of Jennifer Lawrence swimming. And Jennifer Lawrence running. And Jennifer Lawrence in a sexy dress. And Jennifer Lawrence. Plus there was Jennifer Lawrence too.
And yet, the only butt we got to see in the film was Chris Pratt's. Go figure. :frown2:


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I finally got around to sawing this.... it is much better than that new Pitt movie Ad Whatever.... and not just because of Jenn. It actually had a story & implementation that made sense.
 
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