It’s the most wonderful time of the year – at least for this critic. Yes, 2016 has finally come to a close, and thank god for that. From celebrity deaths to certain rough political aspects, 2016 has been a weird one for sure, and movies are definitely part of the equation. In fact, this might be one of the hardest annual lists to make for me in quite sometime, since there was quite a bit of bad mixed with a lot of good. But don’t worry, we got enough fuel for the fire for each list respectively. Let’s start off with the Worst Movies of 2016….
Though I focus on analyzing the merits of the latest blockbuster or indie release, there are the occasional times where I go to a movie to simply (shock) enjoy it. That was the case this time around with Passengers – the latest big Hollywood Romantic Fantasy, starring Jennifer Lawrence and my favorite movie puppy, Chris Pratt. I knew the scandal behind this movie from reading about the script in the trades, and also knew that it had a pretty low score on Rotten Tomatoes. But a movie that made Jennifer Lawrence demand a big paycheck and top billing can’t be all that bad….. right?
Oh, I was so wrong. So, so miserably wrong.
So yes, if you can’t guess – SPOILERS AHEAD FOR PASSENGERS.
For the past couple of years, you might have been hearing about a little movie called Passengers. Filled with drama on and off the camera in every corner, this new Sci-Fi Action/Romance has been the talk of Hollywood since the day it was mentioned. But with stars Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence (who fought to get a paycheck that doubles that of her co-stars), Passengers has a lot to live up to, and the first trailer for the film certainly adds more fuel to that flame.