Passengers

Passengers

DVD - 2017
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Two passengers board a spaceship transporting them to a new life on another planet. The trip takes a deadly turn when their hibernation pods mysteriously wake them 90 years before they reach their destination. As Jim and Aurora try to unravel the mystery behind the malfunction, they begin to fall for each other, unable to deny their intense attraction, only to be threatened by the imminent collapse of the ship and the discovery of the truth behind why they woke up.
Publisher: Culver City, California : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
Edition: EnglishFrenchSpanish version
Copyright Date: ©2017
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,5.1 DTS-HD MA,5.1 Dolby digital
video file,Blu-ray,1080p high definition,region A,region B,region C

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akirakato
Jun 17, 2019

Directed by Morten Tyldum in 2016, this Amercian SF drama depicts the struggle of two people who, awakened ninety years too early from an induced hibernation, save a malfunctioned spaceship that transports thousands of passengers, travelling to a distant colony planet.
Although the special effects appear great, the first half of the story seems tedious and too slow-paced and the storyline turns out too simple and predictable with no turns nor twists.

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haoke201301
Jun 01, 2019

The best sci fiction movie I ever watched. 4.5 out of 5 stars!

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SAPL454
Apr 30, 2019

This is an excellent movie that has a good plot and wonderful actors.

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Jamuckley
Apr 23, 2019

Interesting movie and concept. Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt have great chemistry on-screen. Enjoyable film.

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MrsNikki
Mar 01, 2019

💖 great movie

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kmobuckeye
Feb 26, 2019

Loved this so much.

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robinandrews10
Feb 26, 2019

Interesting movie and very well cast.

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skippi
Jan 31, 2019

* * * * 1/2*
I've always believed that true science fiction creates
universes that allows us to examine those deepest
questions ranging from the ultimate challenges &
philosophies mankind faces, all the way down to the
most basic personal interactions in human relations.
That is not to say there cannot be entertainment in
rocket sleds or laser pistols. True science fiction,
however, makes you think "what if ?" or "would I ?".
Passengers, a good & entertaining film, I hope is the
start of a return to this most neglected & needed film genre.

neko Jan 11, 2019

This retelling of the Robinson Crusoe story is a delight. Watch this film with friends.

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BeausPerson
Oct 24, 2018

Like most good movies, it is the relationships and human condition that make it worth watching.

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Jan 14, 2018

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Dec 21, 2017

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Dec 20, 2017

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Sexual Content: A few bedroom scenes but nothing salacious. Partial nudity: You get to see Pratt's naked butt a couple of times.

Coarse Language: Minor usage of profanity.

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Zln
Jul 22, 2018

. A large spaceship moving along. Enters asteroid (cloud?) with out alerting crew! It's zapping force field happily does its thing but one gets through, causing a power drop that causes one hibernation bed to stop & wakes passenger Jim. He goes looking for someone in charge. Briefed by Hologram, on spaceship's destination to planet colony, a setup by Home-planets Ltd.

. Very oddly, there are no large red levers labeled "Pull in Emergency", to have system wake emergency crew to help anyone out. An obvious design flaw! Perhaps the designers were told by their statistician the chances of such being needed were 10 to power -1,000,000,000 & therefore not worth the 0.01% extra on the price of the spaceship. Jim uses large messaging device to tell Hp his plight. It displays a reply will take (75?) years.

. More oddly, despite crew & passengers all being in hibernation, the fully automated restaurant & a great many shops are all open!? Jim befriends (after a style) an algorithm driven android barkeep, upgrades himself (via break in) to King Class, plush suet. Takes up boozing. Space walks, once while very drunk & forgetting to tether to the ship! He looks very much to be Lost in Space but fortunately, the algorithm driven android barkeep is able to prevail upon an algorithm driven automated sweeping unit to go & sweep Jim back in.

. He decides to see what he can do for himself & reads up the operating manuals of the hibernation units, among other things. Learns these can't initiate hibernation - has to be done by another m/c. He decides to wake another passenger, Aurora. They enjoy a dinner date, followed by space walk - under the watchful camera of the algorithm driven automated sweeping unit.

. Aurora then gets really angry with Jim. All is not lost, however. The Electrostatic Discharge from the asteroid that got through the zapper force field has been wandering around the spaceship, upsetting systems & causing them to dysfunction. Again, none of them execute the algorithm to wake & ALERT THE CREW ! ! Perhaps this was cut, also, to save 0.01% extra on the price of the spaceship! Again, on the advice of said Statistician?!

. More systems fail. Aurora finds herself trapped in a floating big ball of water, when it floats up (or down?) from the pool.

. Hopefully, Jim & Aurora don't have to flag down any Alien Ships to get help. Especially that one that carried the Alien Eggs onto that colonized planet - then went on to give Ripley so much TROUBLE. Well, I guess I better quit here, with out issuing any spoilers. AT least I didn't have to intervene to stop anyone being stabbed. Hopefully to - this wont take 75 years to reach you guys.

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jimg2000
May 14, 2017

There are 5,000 passengers and 258 crew members. So why am I alone?
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Message sent.
-Outstanding.
Message will arrive in 19 years.
-Wait, what?
Earliest reply in 55 years.
-Fifty-five years?
We apologize for the delay.
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Why are you always polishing a glass?
-Trick of the trade. Makes people nervous when a bartender just stands there.
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A friend once said, "You can't get so hung up on where you'd rather be that you forget to make the most of where you are."
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If you live an ordinary life, all you'll have are ordinary stories.
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They say Time Heals all wounds.
-Broken Hearts aren't that simple, Arthur.
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Who the hell planted a tree on my ship?

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