Morten Tyldum

Passengers

#THE GIST

The spaceship, Starship Avalon, in its 120-year voyage to a distant colony planet known as the "Homestead Colony" and transporting 5,258 people has a malfunction in one of its sleep chambers. As a result one hibernation pod opens prematurely and the one person that awakes, Jim Preston is stranded on the spaceship, still 90 years from his destination.

#adventure     #drama     #romance     #sci-fi    

#REVIEWS

@Jari

After a lot of delays on my part, I finally sat down and saw "Passengers" a few days ago. I have always liked Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence and they seemed to be in a fairly interesting Sci-Fi movie. Sadly, not everything can turn into gold as "Passengers" failed to impress me on any level. All members of the small cast did a fine job portraying their characters and even the chemistry between our 2 lead actors was definitely there. Unfortunately, this was not enough to carry the flawed story. It felt like they tried to cram 2 different movies into one but failed to make the thing work as a whole. "Passengers" started all right with a compelling plot and a love story that I could buy, but made a sudden dip in the 2nd half and became a generic survival story which you have already seen a million times. Overall, I would only recommend "Passengers" if you have nothing else to watch.

#timekiller 2.5

@Liam

I actually saw "Passengers" quite a while ago in the cinema. The concept really triggered my interest and so far I have liked Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence's performances. After having watched the movie I can tell you the movie was very much science fiction but I liked how they didn't make it completely unbelievable. In my opinion, "Passengers" could take place in 100 years from now. I also thought the story was quite interesting and painted a more or less realistic scenario. However, with it being quite "realistic" not that much goes on for large parts of the movie and I feel as though some romance scenes were just redundant. As for acting, all the appearing cast members, of which there are a mere 4 in total, did a fine job at portraying their respective characters. In the end, I think "Passengers" is a fun and realistic science fiction flick.

#great 3.5

@Conclusion

"Passengers" is the latest project from "The Imitation Game" director Morten Tyldum. In this project we get a relatively small cast of only 4 actors and an interesting concept, but we were missing a strong script. While the concept was still captivating and believable it did not really enter the full on entertainment zone. The movie seems to be suffering of a "Jekyll and Hyde" complex. The first half of the movie is mostly about romance and the human psyche, whereas the second half turned into a generic survival story. To end off the story criticism, we would also like to say they should have done more with the "being alone" part of the movie instead of focusing on the romance between Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence. At the start the romance is ok but it does not really develop in an interesting way and some romance scenes are just plain redundant. On a brighter note, all the actors put up a fine job, especially our 2 main characters Chris and Jennifer whose chemistry is off the charts. Overall, we would recommend "Passengers" to those who find themselves in a sea of time on a rainy day.

#enjoyable 3.0