Movie Review: Passengers (2016)

For today’s movie review, we will be featuring Passengers, a 2016 film about a mechanic who woke up 90 years too early from their trip to a new world — a colony on the other side of the universe.

The Synopsis. On a routine journey through space to a new home, two passengers, sleeping in suspended animation, are awakened 90 years too early when their ship malfunctions. As Jim (Chris Pratt) and Aurora (Jennifer Lawrence) face living the rest of their lives on board, with every luxury they could ever ask for, they begin to fall for each other, unable to deny their intense attraction… until they discover the ship is in grave danger. With the lives of 5,000 sleeping passengers at stake, only Jim and Aurora can save them all.

Well, while several reviewers have criticized the ethics of the core plot point where Jim decides to awaken one of the hibernating travelers for companionship — we say, relax, check this out first..

Okay, now we battle. Hehe.

Hmm… Certainly, there’s a point to waking up a hibernating traveler. Then again, you got to put yourself in Jim’s shoes. Actually in Adam’s shoes. Look. Why did God create Eve, anyway?

While Jim and Aurora are strangers, so is Adam and Eve. The only difference is that — there are already many people during Jim’s time than Adam’s time, so the question of ethics. But with that, you must go back again to the essence of our existence.. After all, life is short.

Everybody just needs that someone to talk to
Everybody just needs that someone to talk to

See. More than finding out what’s on the other end of the universe, or knowing what happened to Avalon and fixing it, or understanding the effects of being woken up — this film, or life for that matter, is really about the importance of having someone in your journey.

Have you ever been alone? Then hold on till the end.


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