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Passengers (2016)

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A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.

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The spaceship, Starship Avalon, in its 120-year voyage to a distant colony planet known as the "Homestead Colony" and transporting 5,258 people has a malfunction in one of its sleep chambers. As a result one hibernation pod opens prematurely and the one person that awakes, Jim Preston (Chris Pratt) is stranded on the spaceship, still 90 years from his destination. Written by Eirini

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Rated PG-13 for sexuality, nudity and action/peril | See all certifications »

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$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,869,736 (USA) (25 December 2016)

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$100,014,699 (USA)
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Trivia

This is not Michael Sheen's first time playing a "not quite human" proprietor of a bar - having also played one as Castor in Tron (2010). See more »

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When Aurora questions Jim about why he chose to travel to Homestead II, she casually debates the 'altruistic' motives of the Homestead Corporation for sending passengers to a distant star system at a reduced rate. She mentions how 'indentured service' is a component of the fare, in which each passenger must pay 20% of whatever they earn for the rest of their life to the corporation. Mention is also made of how the company has made 'quadrillions of dollars' from interstellar colonial activity, a vital part of which includes the indentured service of colonists on far-flung star systems. The nagging question is HOW the corporation can tangibly REALIZE a return on their investment - in a reasonable frame of time, to the satisfaction of their investors/shareholders, and for the benefit of Earth-bound investors within their own lifetime, no less - when just a one-way trip to these systems is on the order of multiple decades. Furthermore, a return trip is well in excess of a century (if Homestead II is a typical example on how far viable, habitable systems are from our own solar system) and Aurora suggests she, herself, hoped to be the FIRST person to make a round trip to the stars and back (suggesting a round trip - and time on the planet - of at least 240 years). Even if the very function of economics has changed radically in this particular future, the basic principal of give-and-take and something-for-something just doesn't even REMOTELY flesh itself out with the Homestead Corporation model of indentured service for Earth-bound investors (or investors on star systems other than Homestead II). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Wake-up Hologram: Good morning, James. How are you feeling?
Jim Preston: Wait. What?
Wake-up Hologram: It's perfectly normal to feel confused. You just spent 120 years in suspended animation.
Jim Preston: What?
Wake-up Hologram: It's okay, James.
Jim Preston: [softly] It's Jim.
Wake-up Hologram: Jim.
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References Lost in Space (1965) See more »

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Do It Again
Written by Graham Russell
Performed by April Stevens
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Very enjoyable.
28 December 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you want a very enjoyable, aesthetically pleasing and romantic movie to watch, I think this is absolutely perfect. I think critics are giving it bad reviews because it didn't have the best dialogue, so don't go if you're just looking for something negative in a movie. If you're emotional, I think this would be a good movie to watch during that time. It's beautiful, well done, heartbreaking in some moments, and has amazing actors. It's comedic and romantic, with some intense parts so it has a lot of complements and genres in it. This isn't a negative thing at all, this movie just has it all. The story line and the message are thought provoking, and it's an all around amazing movie.


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