Passengers (2016)

Passengers 2016

US Title:
Passengers
Year:
2016
Country:
US
Director:
Morten Tyldum


What’s It About?
Two travelers aboard an interstellar space flight are awoken from their hibernation ninety years too early and must work together to save their crippled ship and the five thousand sleeping passengers.

Short Review: 100 Words or Less (no spoilers)
This one is interesting. Judging on the technical merits, it’s a solid film; but grading on the themes and underlying message of the story itself, I’m not so sure. Visually, it looks great and the special effects are top-notch. Artistically, the acting is solid with strong performances by Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence. The script is clever and definitely thought-provoking, raising intriguing moral and ethical questions. However, the way the story ultimately answers those questions left me uneasy and a bit miffed. I won’t spoil anything here, but if you’ve seen the movie you probably know what I mean.

Final Grade: B

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