Today my daughter and I went to the movies to see Passengers. I absolutely love Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt. I figured you cannot go wrong seeing a movie they were in!
Then I started seeing some movie reviews and got worried. I read that Passengers bombed. It was not a great movie and that having Jennifer and Chris in it was the production company’s way of getting people to come see it.
Even with the thought that the movie stunk, I decided to still go see it. To be honest? It wasn’t horrible. It wasn’t the best Jennifer and Chris has done. But, in my personal opinion, I didn’t think it was all THAT bad. **Off topic side note, it was right before the movie started, that I found out Carrie Fisher died. 🙁 Although, fitting that I was watching a space movie. R.I.P. Carrie Fisher. You will be greatly missed!
Passengers is a movie about 5,000 citizens of Earth sleeping away 120 years while they traveled to their new planet, Homestead II. This planet was going to allow people to live fresh new lives on an uninhabited planet with all new resources.
The ship, Avalon, went through a meteor shower. It got hit by a fairly large meteor. This caused Chris Pratt’s character, Jim Preston’s sleeping chamber to malfunction and he was awakened 90 years too soon. It took him a little time before he figured out he was the only one awake. When he did, he was a little shocked. There were no staff to answer any questions and the communication that he sent back to Earth would take 56 years round trip. In hindsight? Maybe not the best idea to have a ship completely unmanned.
During the next year, Jim goes through stages of shock, grief, anger and yes, a completely asshole move. I’ll explain that in a moment. During one of his grief modes, he almost ended it all. Got scared, ran back into the safety of the ship and tripped over a liquor bottle. That’s when he found Jennifer Lawrence’s character Aurora Lane.
During the next several months, he “stalked” if you can call it that, Aurora. He read all about her, watched her videos, sat next to her sleeping chamber. Kind of creepy, yes. But hell, he was the only living soul on board and he knew he was going to die alone. Can’t fully count the droid bartender. Although, did love my Arthur!
Well, Jimmy boy went off the deep end and chose to wake Aurora up. I know!!!! I was yelling at him too! He just gave her a life sentence. What the hell Jim!!!
For a little bit, he passed it off that her sleeping chamber malfunctioned. They got to know each other and fell in love. Well, we all know.. Secrets will come back and bite you in the arse.
But, before that all happened, they were having a great time! Got to see an up close and personal view of a red giant star:
And got to suit up in space suits and jump off the side of the ship while being tethered. But I can’t imagine the feeling of free falling into space. How exciting!
After the SHTF for our boy Jim, Aurora went ballistic on him and then started ignoring him. She thought she may have a savior when Laurence Fishburne’s character Gus Mancuso was woken up with a malfunctioning sleeping chamber as well. Unfortunately he wasn’t in the movie long, but it was enough to help Jim and Aurora.
After Gus died, Jim and Aurora were left to figure out how to fix the ship. Now, I will leave you here with the question, “Did they, or did they not, live happily ever after?”
If you’ve seen the movie, I’d love to hear what your opinion was. I’ve pretty much spoiled the movie here, so, tell me your favorite and least favorite part!
Disclaimer: There was no compensation for this review. I received nothing in return for this review. This is a movie I truly wanted to see and wanted to share my thoughts with you all.