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Passengers (2016)

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A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.

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Morten Tyldum

Writer:

Jon Spaihts
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Lawrence ... Aurora Lane
Chris Pratt ... Jim Preston
Michael Sheen ... Arthur
Laurence Fishburne ... Gus Mancuso
Andy Garcia ... Captain Norris
Vince Foster ... Executive Officer
Kara Flowers ... Communications Officer
Conor Brophy Conor Brophy ... Crew Member
Julee Cerda ... Instructor (Hologram)
Aurora Perrineau ... Best Friend
Lauren Farmer ... Party Friend
Emerald Mayne Emerald Mayne ... Party Friend
Kristin Brock ... Party Friend
Tom Ferrari Tom Ferrari ... Party Friend
Quansae Rutledge Quansae Rutledge ... Party Friend
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Storyline

The spaceship, Starship Avalon, in its 120-year voyage to a distant colony planet known as the "Homestead Colony" and transporting 5,258 people has a malfunction in one of its sleep chambers. As a result one hibernation pod opens prematurely and the one person that awakes, Jim Preston (Chris Pratt) is stranded on the spaceship, still 90 years from his destination. Written by Eirini

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexuality, nudity and action/peril | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English | Spanish | Japanese | French

Release Date:

21 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Passengers See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,869,736, 25 December 2016

Gross USA:

$100,014,699

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$303,144,152
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | Auro 11.1 | Sonics-DDP | Dolby Surround 7.1 | SDDS | DTS (DTS: X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

When Jim and Aurora are in the movie theater, Jim selects the genre "Fantasy Drama". This film is billed as a "Sci-fi Drama". See more »

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Quotes

[first lines]
Wake-up Hologram: Good morning, James. How are you feeling?
Jim Preston: Wait. What?
Wake-up Hologram: It's perfectly normal to feel confused. You just spent 120 years in suspended animation.
Jim Preston: What?
Wake-up Hologram: It's okay, James.
Jim Preston: It's Jim...
Wake-up Hologram: Jim.
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The Magic Of You
Written and Performed by Chris Welch and Ken Morrison
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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A decent sci-fi rental that plays it too safe.
7 April 2017 | by Damien_King86See all my reviews

I'm just going to list my takeaways from the movie in list format. Maybe it will be helpful to someone, maybe not.

Pros - The production is immaculate. The cinematography, set design, CGI, all of it is top notch, as expected from a movie starring two of the most popular current actors. - Although I'm not crazy about Jennifer Lawrence, and I only really like Chris Pratt as Starlord, I will go ahead and list them as a pro, since they did a good job with these characters. Michael Sheen is also welcome in any movie.

Cons - The science of the movie is a bit slinky at times, obviously to serve narrative motives. Other reviewers have detailed these inaccuracies, so I won't get into it, here. - The movie mostly leans toward a romantic drama vibe, and I personally think there should have been more of a sense of dread and danger throughout the movie, not just near the end. - Given the high profile status of the leads, the sex scenes are predictably tame and brief. Along with the lack of danger, the lack of eroticism is another way in which the movie plays it too safe. - The catharsis at the end that stems from the main moral dilemma (which I won't spoil) does not occur satisfactorily in my opinion. It didn't move me at all, and made it feel like it was never that important to begin with.

In summary, this is an entertaining, but light sci-fi romance. It feels like a 70's sci-thriller that has been thoroughly processed for a general audience. It makes a good rental, but I couldn't help but lament that it wasn't the riskier, edgier film that it wanted to be.


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