Is Passengers worth seeing? It's getting raked over the coals by critics

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    I love sci-fi but have heard this movie plays more on relationship drama than its sci-fi background. I'm not interested in another Titanic story.
     
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    The movie has a good beginning and a good middle, but the ending sucked..

    I give it 2.5 stars!
     
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    I only go to theaters for epic movies I know I will like.
    Otherwise, Netflix and give them the 20 minute test to show me it's worthy of my time. Not going to go out and pay all that money when I have my own home theater which I can pause the movie at any time.
     
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    I have a very nice set up at home but nothing beats imax for movies
     
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    Pretty much.
    I have one good leftover from my former life - a 9ft. screen/projector/surround system.
    I don't go to the movies unless I am sure it is going to be worth paying to see now....but that is not always so easy.
    Take "Arrival"....critics can't stop saying how great it is - me? - meh. The trailers for it are the most deceiving takes i have ever seen. The movie is absolutely nothing like the trailers...nothing.
    I worry that Passengers is the same deal - trailers/story line look very promising...but is it a really cool sci-fi - or like Grampa says - another "Titanic"
     
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    I just watched it. I thought the last 3rd was good, really good. The first 3rd? Boring as shit
     
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    I didn't think it was a bad movie. It would be a pretty tough decision to make if you were the only person on that ship knowing what he knew...I love me some J-La, and Chris Pratt is one of the funniest actors in the business today, it could have used some more jokes.
     
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    Essentially a Rom-Com in space EXCEPT for a very chilling ethical conundrum which will have you thinking long after you've left the theatre.

    Think about the 1965 dark drama 'The Collector', but with a 'happy' ending?
     
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    That's not a bad thing. A sci-fi story should be, before all else, a good story. The science should have only facilitate be story.

    In this case, this is good sci-fi.
     
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    We watched it last weekend.
    I would give it 3.5 stars.
    It's not great, but entertaining enough to make the $4.99 rent a good buy.
    It starts a little slow, about 1/3 way in you are thinking this might just be a chick flick disguised as a sci-fi movie...but then it ramps up and maintains a good storyline with plenty of action and drama.
     

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