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Last Passenger – Not great but definitely a decent ride

Last PassengerLast Passenger by Omid Nooshin on Cine+ Frisson (CanalSat)
My rating: 6 out of 10 stars

A small group of everyday passengers on a speeding London commuter train battle the sociopathic driver who has a dark plan for everyone on-board.

This is certainly not a great movie but it is definitely a decent ride nonetheless. It appears that some people dislike it and gives it one star reviews because it is not the “right” model of train and so on which is a bit unfair to say the least. Someone said that it was boring. Well if your idea of good movies are some Hollywood concoction where a decent script and decent acting is replaced with ridiculous special effects every five minutes then I guess you might feel that way.

Personally I would say that this is a decent movie. Not great but decent. It is a low budget one so do not expect great special effects. This movie focuses more on the small group of rather different people trapped on the train and their behaviors and interactions. Regardless of what some people seem to think I think their performance was quite good. The weird business guy could be quite annoying at times though. In what is more typical for British movies than for American ones the suspense builds up rather slowly but I find it well done. I have to admit that this movie was one I just found in the program tableau and picked since there was not much else to watch that night and I did not really expect to be glued to the screen by it. It served its purpose quite well though and it was a good movie for a quiet evening in front of the TV.

The thing that irked me the most of this movie was the shoddy ending. I have two gripes with the ending. One, which rather pissed me off, is that first the lead character cannot jump less than a meter since he hurt his leg but a few minutes later he can make a running start and leap out of a train. That is just so shoddy script writing. The other thing is that even at the end we never get to know anything about the villain. No motive, no nothing. The movie blurb talks about “…a dark plan for everyone aboard”. That to me implies a bit more than what we actually got in this movie.

Anyway, a decent enough movie for a quiet movie evening.

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