Passengers (2016) Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Passengers (2016)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Mature themes.

  • The pitch:

    Something broken; something big.

  • Starring:

    Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen, Laurence Fishburne, Andy Garcia

  • Directed by:

    Morten Tyldum

  • Running time:

    116 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    A man contemplates suicide. Characters are punched, kicked, near-drowned, trapped in a hibernation pod (claustrophobic), poked, slapped, near-hit by falling objects, injured by flying debris, deprived of oxygen, thrown to the ground, sucked through doors, scalded, dragged. An android slams his head into a counter-top. Objects thrown, smashed, hit with tools, pushed off table, incinerated. A spaceship is hit by asteroids. Explosions, burning equipment, fireball. Yelling, arguing, screaming. Shoplifting, murder mentioned. A man say, "you kill me". Blood/gore: Dead bodies. Bloody arm, noses, hand, bandage; bleeding, coughing up blood. Object removed from skin. Injections (needles seen entering skin/blood spots on wounds). Torn skin flaps (on android). Scars, cuts. Defibrillation, resuscitation, oxygen mask. A man suffers from hibernation sickness, a woman says she is going to be sick.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Sex scenes (bedroom, cafeteria, etc). Kissing, undressing, flirting, voyeurism, hand-holding. Nude couple (no genitals seen). Male bottom, sideboob. People in swimwear, nightwear. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (spirits, cocktails, wine, champagne). Intoxication. Drawers of medication. Sedative pills dispensed (none consumed).

  • LANGUAGE:

    S-word, sonofab*tch, damn, oh God.

  • THEMES:

    Colonisation, cryosleep, loneliness, need, greed, betrayal, survival, mechanics, ethics, suicide, writers, mortality, entertainment, humankind, over-population, relationships, anger, hurt, death, gravity, class, system failure.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Dead friend, partners. Dead father (heart attack) mentioned. Freefalling in space. Power blackout. Chickens, birds.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Effective, touching, heartfelt, impressive, interesting, enjoyable, creepy. Magnetic/charming chemistry between Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt, terrific supporting performance by Michael Sheen, intriguing premise, promising beginning, sharp/seamless CGI, visually impressive/dazzling set pieces, impressive swimming pool scene, elegant costumes, moments of brilliance.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Familiar, heavy-handed, predictable, sterile, thin, flat-footed, dumbed-down, creaky, disappointing, anodyne, un-dramatic, forgettable,corny, silly, unconvincing. Loose assembly, underwritten characters, some head-slappingly bad dialogue, perfunctory spacewalk scene, intrusive score, iffy/stupid conclusion.

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