Passengers 2016 movie online: Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt’s Sinister, Sexless Romance Gets Lost In Space.
Waking up from cryo-sleep on a giant spaceship called the Avalon heading towards an off-world colony, you find yourself being alone with a crew of ‘sleeping beauty’ and robots. There are 90 years ahead of being lonely. The budget is big for this whole hypothesis, and you’re Chris Pratt, so you get to wander around the empty corridors of what looks like a broken strand of DNA gliding through the cosmos, fully equipped with bay-window pool, holographic dance-offs and a large number of cleaning robots. How long before you attempt suicide?
Pratt’s character in Passengers 2016 movie online is a scruffy mechanic called Jim. He quickly exhausts the entertainment options. Within a year, he grows a long straggly Robinson Crusoe beard and starts doing little but depressively chomp his way through breakfast cereal. Then, he spots Aurora (Jennifer Lawrence), a journalist from New York, serenely kipping in her pod. A lightbulb goes on, and Jim wakes the beauty up from her sleep.
It’s unsurprising that a male screenwriter Jon Spaihts cooked up this idea. What’s more depressing is how little thought Spaihts put in to actually giving her a character. Aurora has dreams of being recognized as a Great when her reportage about flying to the “Homestead II” and back can be absorbed by humanity. This is intended to make her seem like more than a total blank, but does the exact opposite.
Lawrence is more gorgeous than ever, but it’s not only Pratt’s Jim getting his pervert on. The movie finds every possible excuse to strip them down, whether we’re in the flirtation phase or what. Still, a family-friendly rating dictates that the camera shuck away and hide under the bed, the canteen table or what-have-you performing these shy, giggly manoeuvres which treat physical need as either a taboo or a feeble punchline.
At least, Passengers 2016 movie online proves that The Imitation Game was no fluke. The attempts at humor are wince-inducing. Pratt does get to play a terrified conscience naughty schoolboy. He’s going to be found out, but someone might have spared him the chuckle-alongs to Aurora’s lame jokes making Jim seem wholly devoid of taste.
Past the halfway mark, just about every detail gets progressively more head-scratchy with lots of questions: “How is Jim able to disable a cryo-pod but can’t repair one of his own?” or “Why is the hi-tech equipped ship can’t figure out why Jim is waken up?”. We could also ask what reason these characters have for leaving their Earth lives behind.
Passengers 2016 movie online has some of the most doltish third-act “plotting” we’ve seen in a while. It’s crummy and desperate. However, that’s not the worse. The worse awaits with the starry-eyed pretense that life might magically flourish with only these two to keep each other company. You’d tire of the one-liners in weeks, the chaste sex even sooner. Pick an airlock, I’m staying in mine. See you on the other side.