Starship Avalon is travelling through space on its 120 year journey to the distant colony of Homestead 11. Its cargo consists of 258 crew and 5000 passengers, all of whom have been put in a deep sleep.
When their hibernation pods malfunction, mechanical engineer, Jim Preston (Chris Pratt) and novelist Aurora Dunn (Jennifer Lawrence) are awakened from their slumber 90 years early.
With only Michael Sheen’s robot bar tender Arthur for company the pair start to bond and inevitably the pair become romantically involved.
However when Chief Gus Mancuso (Lawrence Fishburne) crew is also roused from his slumber early a shocking secret is exposed that threatens to destroy the couple’s relationship.
Written by Jon Spaihts (Doctor Strange), Prometheus), Passengers is a thrilling rollercoaster ride of a movie that will keep the audience guessing from start to finish. Lawrence and Pratt are terrific in the lead roles, with Pratt’s charisma and Lawrence’s beauty it’s easy to see why the couple quickly fall for one another.
Passengers bears a lot of similarities in terms of visuals with the Oscar winning Gravity and I would encourage anyone going to see it to catch it in 3D. The set designs are literally out of this world, The Starship Avalon’s vast corridors and massive atriums seem to go on forever.
Passengers has something for everyone, it’s a romance, it’s a thriller and it’s a sci-fi movie, it’s easily one of the best movies of the past few months and is not to be missed.