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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Aurora Lane
... Jim Preston
... Arthur
... Gus Mancuso
... Captain Norris
... Executive Officer
... Communications Officer
... Crew Member
... Instructor (Hologram)
... Best Friend
... Party Friend
Emerald Mayne ... Party Friend
... Party Friend
Tom Ferrari ... Party Friend
Quansae Rutledge ... Party Friend
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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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Rated PG-13 for sexuality, nudity and action/peril | See all certifications »

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$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,869,736, 25 December 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$100,014,699

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$303,144,152
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Another sci-fi appearance in which Laurence Fishburne is dealing with issues in space, the first being Event Horizon (1997) where he plays Capt. Miller. See more »

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Jim says "There are replacement parts for everything." Since all aboard would normally be asleep, who would do the replacing? See more »

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[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: [softly] It's Jim.
Wake-up Hologram: Jim.
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Excellent movie that once again displays paid critics are out of touch.
5 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

It takes a lot for me to take the time to review a movie. In this case I feel strongly compelled to do so, and heartily agree with those who found this movie to be thoroughly enjoyable. I almost passed on this movie because I mistakenly read a few critic reviews. So I will proceed to counter a few of the critics arguments.

1) "A conclusion (to the movie) that's as egregiously contrived and corny as it is predictable". Yes, this genre has one of two ways to end. They all do. Good or bad. To guess correctly doesn't mean it's predictable or that you're a genius. There were a number of times in the movie that the script could have gone one way or another, and I was in suspense each time.

2) "....production design is polished to the point of looking chintzy." "Polished"?? The ship is a highly technological feat of engineering that's carrying 5,000 passengers 90 years into space. It's SUPPOSED to look "polished"! As a design artist who is into sci-fi I thought the set designs were well done.

3) "...."Passengers" increasingly succumbs to timidity and begins shrinking into a bland science-fiction adventure". Probably written by someone who is not into sci-fi or feels that the genre is not as legitimate as other "higher" forms of art. The movie was thought provoking and raises quite a few questions of morality and acts of right-or-wrong. The concept is also far more original than most sci-fi movies.

4) "....perfunctory, suspense-free spacewalks". Did these people watch the same movie as I did? There were three spacewalks in the movie. The first two were not meant to be suspenseful, but to convey what it would be like to actually do so for the first time. The last was anything but "suspense-free"!

In conclusion, my recommendation is to not be swayed by over-paid critics or critic wanna-be's. If it's a genre you like, and it's got relatively acceptable reviews (by regular movie-goers like us)....give it a shot! In the case of "Passengers", I think you'll agree with the 70% who liked the movie.


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