Morten Tyldum‘s Passengers (2016) movie trailer stars Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Sheen, and Aurora Perrineau. Passengers‘ plot synopsis: “Passengers centers on Jim Preston (Pratt), a mechanic on a 120-year journey to a distant colonized planet in another galaxy, who becomes the first traveler to experience pod hibernation failure.
Having woken up 100 years too soon, he is stranded in the world of an interstellar spaceship with only robots and androids for companionship. A year into his journey, he decides to wake up a fellow passenger, a beautiful journalist named Aurora (Lawrence). They fall in love but must soon deal not only with the revelation of Jim’s misjudged act of waking her but a major malfunction of the ship itself.”
There is much more going on in this film than I originally thought. Passengers has a high-end polish to it and problems creep up one after the other (machinery breaking down, having to go outside the ship, etc) in its narrative. If the film didn’t, there would be no drama in the film. I immediately thought of Sunshine when I watched this film, especially the shots of the sun.
From the way this trailer was cut, it seems Aurora (Jennifer Lawrence) believes that she woke up by accident like Jim Preston (Chris Pratt). Preston has not told her that he woke her up intentionally so that he wouldn’t be alone. In this trailer, by its end, it seems like Preston works up the courage to tell Aurora the truth.
For all the positives with this trailer, there was a negative.
The space craft in this film (that all the passengers are asleep on) looks absolutely ridiculous. It’s as absurd looking as the Romulan mining ship Narada in J.J. Abrams‘ Star Trek. Would a space craft designer (a real one) build a pretty, cool spacecraft or functional, straight-forward one? Would any government pay for the extravagance and luxury shown on-board that passenger ship? Then again, the ship could belong to a private company.
Passengers also stars Kimberly Battista, Jamie Soricelli, Shelby Taylor Mullins, Julee Cerda, Kristin Brock, Marie Burke, Vince Foster, Kevin Tan, Robert Larriviere, and Stephen M. LaBar Jr.
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