Published Apr 19, 2017Last year, Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt boned all over a spaceship in the ludicrously stupid Passengers — a film that received one of our worst reviews of 2016. The biggest problem with the movie was certainly its terrible treatment of Lawrence's character, who is doomed to death against her will just so she can be Pratt's plaything. It's a dangerously stupid premise, but Pratt still doesn't understand why everyone hated the movie so much.
In an interview with Variety, Pratt was asked if the negative response to the film surprised him. "Yeah," he said. "It did, it really did. I was really caught off guard by that. It was definitely a lesson."
"I personally think the movie is very good, I'm very proud of it," he continued. "I'll be curious to see if it holds up — the criticism and the movie."
Of course, despite its chorus of angry critics, Passengers still made a shit-ton of money. And that's a point of pride for Pratt. "I'm proud of how the movie turned out and it did just fine to make money back for the studio.
"But the critical score was disproportionately negative compared to the Cinemascore," he added. "It got the same rating on Rotten Tomatoes as 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop,' maybe worse."
Rather than address the messy message at the film's core, Pratt decided to stop talking about Passengers altogether. "I never want to be in a situation where I'm blaming critics for not liking a movie," he concluded. "So I'll just stop talking. It is what it is and I'm proud of it."