Posted by: greercn | December 29, 2016


Do you love infinity pools? “Passengers” features one that has a view of infinity and is truly awesome.

We’re on a spaceship on a 120-year journey. Crew and passengers are frozen and will be revived a few months before landing on another planet, far, far away and in another galaxy.

Jim (Chris Pratt) is woken up. He is alone and it’s 90 years too soon. After amusing himself for a year, he starts to look like Jim Morrison, the lead singer of The Doors, just before he died.

Writer Aurora (Jennifer Lawrence) is woken up and joins Jim (not Morrison, but our hero). Don’t look up how that happens or you will spoil one of the most worrying points in the plot.

Gradually, our hero and heroine realise that they have to do stuff to fix a problem on the spaceship.

The effects in this film are utterly gorgeous. Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence are both great, but it’s their environment, the views of space and that infinity pool that will stay with you.

Laurence Fishburne steals his all-too-brief scenes.

My Very Intelligent Friend pointed out that some of the science is just plain wrong. I am sure he is correct, but I really enjoyed the story and the homage to “Star Trek”.

The audience at the Stratford East Picturehouse all appeared to be enjoying it and my Very Intelligent Friend and I liked it a lot. It’s entertaining.

See it if you love movies about outer space.


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