Passengers (2016) Movie Review



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2016 | PG-13 | Sci-Fi, Drama, Adventure, Romance
116 minutes /

User Score: 64/100

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Passengers Review


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.

Passengers (2016) is a 1h 56 min PG-13 American science-fiction action adventure romance film that was shot in Atlanta, Georgia, USA and Fayetteville, Georgia, USA. Director Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game (2014), Headhunters (2011), Buddy (2003)) did an excellent job executing Passengers. The movie had an estimated budget of $110 million and grossed over $294 million at the box office. Passengers contain sexual content, nudity, violence, suspense, thrills, intense scenes, blood, space, spaceship, hibernation, androids, cryonics, and blood.

Passengers are about a sleek spacecraft, Avalon which is transporting about 5,000 colonists that are in hibernation pods to a new planet, Homestead II. The journey to Homestead II will take about 120 years to get there, but the journey should be safe because the ship was designed to deal with meteor showers, asteroids, and other dangerous things. We all can predict that things did not go the way it was planned or suppose to. Engineer Jim Preston (Chris Pratt - Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Jurassic World (2015), Her (2013), Parks and Recreation (2009-2015)) hibernation pod malfunctions. Jim discovered that he is about 80 years away from their destinations and tries to go back into hibernation but the pod will not work and only has a robot bartender to keep him company.

Jim cannot take being alone and awakens Aurora Lane (Jennifer Lawrence - The Hunger Games (2012), American Hustle (2013), Winter’s Bone (2010)) about a year later and let her believe that her pod malfunctioned. Aurora is/was a writer who has a witty personality. I must admit that Passengers started off creepy and the chemistry between Aurora and Jim were as realistic as can be but that does last for long as complications hit home soon. I enjoyed the movie overall and gave it a seven because it was enjoyable, entertaining and the comedy relieves much needed. There was several goofs/mishaps, plot holes, and minor continuity issues that might go unforeseen to some viewers.

About Passengers 2016

Title: Passengers
Year: 2016
Runtime: 116 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama, Adventure, Romance
Score: 4 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.15/5 stars from 11 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 11
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Laurence Fishburne, Jamie Soricelli, Michael Sheen, Inder Kumar, Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Andrew S. McMillan, Matthew Wolf, Fred Melamed, Travis Thompson, Robert Larriviere, Andy Garcia, Kevin Tan, Lindsey Elizabeth, Alpha Takahashi, Aurora Perrineau, Kelli Pardo, Ivana Vitomir, Jean-Michel Richaud, Kenneth Jones, Emma Garner Clarke, Emma Clarke, Shelby Taylor Mullins, Lauren Farmer, Chris Edgerly, Marie Burke, Emerald Mayne, Julee Cerda, Tom Ferrari, Kristin Brock
Writers: Jon Spaihts
Director: Morten Tyldum