May is going to be a really good month for Chris Pratt. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is set to be released May 5, and you can bet it’s going to grab the top spot at the box office.
But we’re not here to talk about Guardians of the Galaxy. Instead, we’re going to focus on Passengers, the movie he co-starred in with Jennifer Lawrence.
Everyone thought it was going to be a huge hit. I mean, how could it not with Pratt and Lawrence starring in it? And while it made over $300 million at the worldwide box office, it did not perform well with the critics. In fact, Paul Blart: Mall Cop has a better rating on Rotten Tomatoes than Passengers.
So how does Pratt feel about this? Well, he recently admitted that he was surprised to see how the critics reacted to the film…
“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. I’ll be curious to see if it holds up — the criticism and the movie. I’m proud of how the movie turned out and it did just fine to make money back for the studio. I never want to be in a situation where I’m blaming critics for not liking a movie. So I’ll just stop talking. It is what it is and I’m proud of it.”
You can tell he was really holding back there. What he really wanted to say was…