Passengers is a 2016 American science fiction adventure film directed by Morten Tyldum and written by Jon Spaihts. It stars Chris Pratt, Jennifer Lawrence, 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, 3D and IMAX 3D by Columbia Pictures. Upon its release, Passengers received mixed reviews from critics and has grossed $122 million against its $110 production budget.
Carol Says -There I was, at another Sci Fi movie. Well, the one we wanted to see didn’t start until 4:00, and since we “wanted out of town”, we went to see “Passengers”. I am glad I did. Would I tell you to rush off and see it? For the fine acting, great special effects, fun and interesting: yes. For it to make sense and a reduculous ending: no. So go see it for fun. Fine acting by Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, and Michael Sheen. Never heard of Chris or Michael before.
They are on a space ship. Think “ocean cruise ship” but a “space cruise ship”. They board on Earth, sleep 130 years, wake up on another planet. Movie starts at year 90 of sleeping, when Chris wakes up too soon. Ship malfunction. You really feel his loss and panic of being the only person awake.
Then Jennifer wakes up, and it goes from there. It made me wonder if this could ever really happen – sleep and space flight. Years longer than I can place in my head, who knows what we can do. It was an interesting move. BUT THEN…we start towards the ending. And not too soon. Did I mention the movie was tooooo loooong. At the end, no one in the theater could figure out what was going on; not that we cared. It was so far out that everyone was laughing. They could have changed it so much to make a better ending. By that, I don’t mean the final minutes, but how they got out of the trouble they were in. (no, no wars with other aliens, just ship trouble). Yeah, I would say go see it.