Warning Spoilers! Do Not Read if you don’t want any details from the movie! If there is one sci-fi movie that you should watch, that contains one of the most beautiful love stories ever. Then it is Passengers.
Passengers is a truly breathtaking sci-fi, with the beautifully Jennifer Lawrence that we all know from The Hunger Games. She makes a very different role in this movie. She manages to make this sci-fi movie stand out as one of the most touching movies ever created. It’s like Titanic in space but with a lot more depth to the love between people.
Including Jennifer, Passengers movie also got the talented Chris Pratt which does a fantastic job. They are a fantastic duo together and here is my verdict of this sci-fi drama with a unique twist at the end.
A Sci-Fi Love Story Movie that is Intelligent
Most of the Love Story movies have so many clichés! They tend to overreact on the love part and in the end, you feel like you have watched a movie that never gave you any attention. Well, Passengers’ movie is a different love story movie. I will never understand how so many critics and, by extension, the “word of mouth” that ferments following their reviews, can be so wrong about Passengers’ movie. This movie is a perfect example, that you can make an intelligent Sci-Fi love story movie. Because both of the actors here are excellent at acting and showing emotions!
The first time that I heard about the concept of this movie before it was out I was intrigued and really started looking forward to it. Two people stranded on a spaceship together. One woke up because of an accident, while the other one was woken up because of loneliness. And these two got this special connection, without any Aliens or yuckiness interrupting the movie experience.
Both actors seem to love their roles
Also, I like both Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence. Both actors seem genuine, and they don’t fall into the overacting habit in an attempt for critical accolades and make enjoyable movies. No performance in this movie was a letdown, even the very limited time for Lawrence Fishburne who, again, is someone who doesn’t disappoint.
The story in Passengers is well developed and the cinematography blows you away. Expect to say wow to some of the water 3D effects in space. Granted, not the same concept as another great movie, Interstellar. This movie got a similar “feel” to it. But it is much more down to earth.
Even the sci-fi rescue scenes where the actors rescue the whole ship parts are intelligent too. Just like Interstellar movie, there’s a lot of “what ifs” that make you think. One of the biggest is Chris Pratt’s dealing with the question of waking up another passenger because of his own loneliness.
I think anyone would have done the same and it wasn’t haphazardly tossed aside as a given. Loneliness is a killer for mankind and this movie shows what it can do to a person.
No Negative Scenes in Passengers
Overall, I can’t say enough good things about this movie and I really hope it doesn’t get cast aside with so many other highly anticipated and marketed movies that fail to perform as much at the box office. The excellent and intelligent movie overall and it is well worth your time. Now you find it on Netflix! Which is the main reason for me writing about this movie? The movie got me blown away at the cinema when it was showing here in Norway and now it is on the stream. So, I had to watch it one more time. AND I concluded that YES!
Please Give Passengers movie a chance and you’ll be blown away. This movie is perfect for lovers and people who also love sci-fi. There are no bad aliens in the movie, but all the gimmicks like the bartender and the robots doing all the work on the spaceship. It makes you even more connected to the whole setting of the movie.
Also, the ending part of the movie is intelligent! Finally a love story movie with one of the best endings ever I think. It’s so good that I choose not to spoil it at all. See it to experience it.
The official PassengersTrailer
This movie moved my heart and I hope it will move your heart too. One of the best love story sci-fi movies ever made. There should more intelligent love story movies made. Just look in the trailer above here. If Titanic touched your soul and Star Wars got too much violence then Passengers is the perfect movie for you.
What do you think of Passengers? I recommend this movie from the bottom of my heart. What would you have done if someone woke you up during space travel?
Source: Netflix Photo source: Passenger trailer on YouTube