REVIEW: Passengers

Image: Sony Pictures Releasing

Image: Sony Pictures Releasing

Chris Luckett

(I very seldom delve into spoilers in my reviews, but in this case, Passengers can’t be coherently or adequately critiqued without discussing a major plot point half an hour into the movie. It’s my belief that knowledge of this turn may also directly affect your choice of whether or not to see Passengers. That said, if you prefer your sci-fi reviews spoiler-free, I’d check this out instead.) 

Everything about Passengers should work. It’s director Morten Tyldum’s follow-up to his Oscar-nominated The Imitation Game. It’s written by Prometheus screenwriter Jon Spaihts, hot on the heels of him having rewritten the script for Doctor Strange.

Most impressively, it stars possibly the two most charming actors working today, Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence. Having respectively cut their sci-fi teeth already on Guardians of the Galaxy and the Hunger Games series, they seem like a dream screen match. The trailers sure make it look that way.

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