Thoughts on the trailer for Passengers (2016)

Wow, there have been some great science fiction films in the last few years: Interstellar (2014), The Martian (2015), Ex Machina (2015), and Passengers looks set to continue the trend.

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Interesting inclusion of the Morse code for SOS (the dot/dot/dot/dash/dash/dash/dot/dot/dot)

The gist of the story is this: several thousand people board a spaceship to travel in stasis to a new planet where they can start a new life. They are programmed to sleep for 120 years, awakening when they arrive at the planet. But for some reason, Aurora (Jennifer Lawrence) and Jim (Chris Pratt), awaken after 30 years and are unable to re-enter stasis. (If I’m interpreting the trailer correctly) they spend the next year living together when something happens. It’s unclear if this is mechanical failure or if there’s aliens involved, but the plot clearly seems to involve taking extreme measures to save the ship (and the lives of everyone else still in stasis).

Passengers (2016) (Full Trailer)

It looks amazing!! I had no idea this film was even in existence, but it is definitely on my radar now. I haven’t seen a lot of Jennifer Lawrence’s work, but I’m a big fan of Chris Pratt (ever since I saw Guardians of the Galaxy). I really hope this film has a happy ending, but we’ll have to wait three months to find out.

Are you looking forward to Passengers? Let me know in the comments below. Don’t forget, The Music of Star Trek Blogathon begins tomorrow!!! -Becky

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