Despite decent chemistry between the leads and a fascinating concept, Passengers is a bland, unsatisfying sci-fi story that fails to connect.
At an unspecified point in the future, 5,000 passengers leave an overpopulated Earth aboard the starship Avalon, embarking on a 120-year voyage to colonize the new planet Homestead II and give humanity a fresh start on another world. Thirty years into this journey, the ship begins to experience system malfunctions, and two passengers – Jim Preston (Chris Pratt) and Aurora Lane (Jennifer Lawrence) – awake from their hibernation pods long before anyone else. Coming to the harrowing realization that they will spend the rest of their lives alone together on the Avalon, Jim and Aurora attempt to make the best of their situation, forming a connection and befriending the ship’s robot bartender Arthur (Michael Sheen).
Unfortunately for the …
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