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Passengers (2016)

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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.

Director:

Morten Tyldum

Writer:

Jon Spaihts
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Lawrence ... Aurora Lane
Chris Pratt ... Jim Preston
Michael Sheen ... Arthur
Laurence Fishburne ... Gus Mancuso
Andy Garcia ... Captain Norris
Vince Foster ... Executive Officer
Kara Flowers ... Communications Officer
Conor Brophy Conor Brophy ... Crew Member
Julee Cerda ... Instructor (Hologram)
Aurora Perrineau ... Best Friend
Lauren Farmer ... Party Friend
Emerald Mayne Emerald Mayne ... Party Friend
Kristin Brock ... Party Friend
Tom Ferrari Tom Ferrari ... Party Friend
Quansae Rutledge Quansae Rutledge ... Party Friend
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Storyline

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 (Chris Pratt) is stranded on the spaceship, still 90 years from his destination. Written by Eirini

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There is a reason they woke up See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexuality, nudity and action/peril | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English | Spanish | Japanese | French

Release Date:

21 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Passengers See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,869,736, 25 December 2016

Gross USA:

$100,014,699

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$303,144,152
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | Auro 11.1 | Sonics-DDP | Dolby Surround 7.1 | SDDS | DTS (DTS: X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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David Fincher was attached to direct this film at an early stage after it was green-lit by Sony but left the project before any casting decisions were made. Afterwards, Gabriele Muccino, Marc Forster and Brian Kirk were attached to direct before Morten Tyldum. Rumors that Darren Aronofsky considered directing the film were false; they were based largely on Aronofsky directing Jennifer Lawrence in a different film right before she began working on this one. See more »

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The Avalon's journey is scheduled to take 120 years, and this is regarded as a constant throughout the film. Since the ship is traveling at half of light speed, relativity will be a factor, and time will pass slower on board ship. One hundred and twenty years of ship time would equate to about 138 years on Earth or Homestead 2. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Wake-up Hologram: Good morning, James. How are you feeling?
Jim Preston: Wait. What?
Wake-up Hologram: It's perfectly normal to feel confused. You just spent 120 years in suspended animation.
Jim Preston: What?
Wake-up Hologram: It's okay, James.
Jim Preston: It's Jim...
Wake-up Hologram: Jim.
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The first half of the end credits feature images of celestial objects in space, such as nebulas and galaxies. See more »

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Featured in Casting the 'Passengers' (2017) See more »

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Written by Stephen Rice (as Stephen J. Rice)
Performed by Steve Rice Quartet
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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Eminent Science Fiction
23 December 2016 | by steen-mpiSee all my reviews

Professional film critics are stupid. That is the conclusion you must reach after watching this movie. I was not expecting much after reading the uniformly negative critical reviews. But I was surprised. The movie is plausible. It is more than plausible, it is realistic. And the acting is so eminent that you are there yourself trying to decide what you would do if you awoke on a fully autonomous spaceship trying to figure out what is going on.

Granted, there are no alien horror creatures, no protracted fast-action sequences, no superficial technical nonsense to cover a thin plot. Maybe this is what the critics were missing.

There is only beautiful scenes, eminent acting, a plausible plot and a surprising ending. But that was enough for me.

So go watch this movie and decide for yourself how implausibly stupid the film critics are.


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