On a routine journey through space to a new home, two passengers, sleeping in suspended animation, are awakened 90 years too early when their ship malfunctions. As Jim and Aurora face living the rest of their lives on board, with every luxury they could ever ask for, they begin to fall for each other, unable to deny their intense attraction… until they discover the ship is in grave danger. With the lives of 5000 sleeping passengers at stake, only Jim and Aurora can save them all.
When I first saw the trailer for the supposedly epic movie Passengers, I was very…underwhelmed, because just from the trailer I could tell that this film was anything BUT epic. I think it’s safe to say that the prediction I made two months prior to actually seeing the full movie was right.
The first act of this movie was pretty good. I really enjoyed seeing Jim (played by Chris Pratt) and Aurora (played by Jennifer Lawrence) wander the ship alone and try to figure out what is going on when the ship begins to malfunction. But when the “big twist” is revealed, it all went downhill from there.
Without giving anything away- the twist that is revealed happens way too early in the film in my opinion, as well as a lot of other’s according to the other reviews I’ve seen. The “twist” happening way too early caused me not to care about everyone that it affected, it left me constantly rolling my eyes at how bad the production of this film obviously was for this to happen so early on in the film.
Passengers only has two saving graces. The first being the acting: I haven’t seen much of Pratt’s acting previously but now I want to see more, and of course Lawrence shined bright in this film. These two actors had an extreme amount of chemistry that you could really feel through the screen.
The last good thing about this movie is the cinematography. Some of the scenes are so stunning to where I actually forgot that I was watching a movie a few times throughout. I saw this in 3D which I would definitely recommend because the action literally- jumps off the screen.
If you liked the trailer of Passengers and thought it looked interesting, you’ll probably think the same about the movie. But if you’re like me and thought that the trailer left a lot to be desired, maybe skip this one and see ROUGE ONE instead.