Passengers (2016 film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Morten Tyldum|
|Written by||Jon Spaihts|
|Music by||Thomas Newman|
|Edited by||Maryann Brandon|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Box office||$293.3 million|
Passengers is a 2016 American science fictionadventure film directed Mortenby Tyldum and written by Jon Spaihts. It stars Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen, Laurence Fishburne and Andy García. The film tells about two people who wake up 90 years too soon from an induced hibernation on board a spaceship bound for a new planet.
The film was released in the United States on December 21, 2016 in 2D and RealD 3D by Columbia Pictures. Upon its release, Passengers received mixed reviews from critics and has grossed $293 million worldwide. The film is nominated for Best Original Score and Best Production Design at the 89th Academy Awards.
The starshipAvalon is transporting over 5,000 colonists to the planet Homestead II, a journey that takes 120 years. The colonists and the entire crew are in hibernation pods, but as the ship passes through a large asteroid field, the ship’s shield is heavily strained causing a malfunction that awakens one passenger, mechanical engineer Jim Preston (Chris Pratt), 90 years early.
After a year of isolation, with no company except Arthur (Michael Sheen), an android bartender, Jim contemplates suicide. One day he notices beautiful Aurora Lane (Jennifer Lawrence) in her pod. Her video profile reveals she is a writer with a humorous personality. After struggling with the morality of manually reviving Aurora for companionship, he awakens her, claiming her pod malfunctioned like his. Aurora, devastated she may grow old and die before the ship reaches Homestead II, attempts a fruitless effort at re-entering hibernation, just as Jim had tried. Eventually, she accepts her situation and begins writing a book about her experiences. Jim and Aurora grow closer, becoming lovers.
A year later, Jim inadvertently allows Arthur to reveal the truth to Aurora. She is distraught, alternately berating, shunning, and physically attacking Jim. Soon after, however, another pod failure awakens Gus (Laurence Fishburne), a Chief Deck Officer. The three discover multiple failures in the ship’s systems. Gus attempts repairs with Jim and Aurora’s help, while Aurora still blames Jim for stealing her life, claiming it is tantamount to murder. Gus’ body begins failing; medical tests in the Autodoc, an automated medical diagnostics and treatment pod, show that his hibernation pod’s malfunction has physically damaged his body, and he has hours left to live. Before dying, Gus gives Jim and Aurora his ID badge to access crew areas and repair the ship.
The two find and trace a colliding asteroid’s path through the ship’s hull from two years earlier that damaged the computer administering the reactor. Attempts to repair the computer lead to further chaos.
The acting is superb and the story original considering almost every in space scenario has been thought of already. I liked it alot. Enough to give it 4.5 stars and recommend seeing it at the price of a premium ticket. Very good sci-fi. 4.5 stars and Highly Recommended – MR