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In the long history of cinema industries, there are movies heap seemingly unending cruelty on their characters, few of them make much effort to make that cruelty look charming and romantic, and Passengers 2016 movie online is one of those.
Two passengers are trapped on a slowly self-destructing starship. They must find a way to survive or they’ll go insane and pitch themselves into the cold vacuum of space. However, they go on dates instead. Passengers 2016 Movie Online wants us to cry out “How sweet!”, still, what we actually cry out is “How horrifying!”.
Passengers 2016 Movie Online is a space opera attempts to blend Gravity with Titanic. The movie is visually stylish, and it features two of the most attractive actors and actresses of Hollywood. Still, underneath this glossy veneer is a truly ugly core. The movie wants you to believe in the power of love in the face of insurmountable odds, but in the end, it scans as a paean to inhuman, unconscionable behavior, justified in the name of sheer desperation. If Stockholm syndrome is the height of romance, we should all join hands and swear off romance together.
Passengers 2016 is written by Jon Spaihts and directed by Morten Tyldum. It casts Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence as Jim Preston and Aurora Lane. They are two voyagers on the interstellar cruise ship Avalon making their way to a distant planet. Things go wrong, and Jim wakes up from cryo-sleep sooner than expected. From that point on, he’s alone and does his best to get over his loneliness. The movie is at its best when it shows Jim doing his damnedest to stay sane in near-total isolation on the ship.
Passengers 2016 Movie is ultimately Jim’s movie, so when it’s time for Jim to make an impossible decision about whether to wake someone up for the sake of simple human contact, the audience is also obliged to wrestle with his colossal moral failing. “What would anyone do in his shoes?” is a compelling question worth grappling with, and it’s the best thing the movie has going for it. However, it just makes no sense that all of this is packaged inside a romance.
“A journalist and proto-explorer Aurora Lane must learn to live with the profound injustice of being woken up by a half-crazed man convinced he’s in love with her” is the actual text of the film, and it’s the movie’s principal failing. Aurora is an ambitious woman looking for adventure and fulfillment, and Lawrence plays her ably since she isn’t given much beyond “plucky writer and love interest.” Still, her character exists for Jim, and even he is kind of breaking her dream, the movie treats her plight as something for Jim to overcome. That is deeply disturbing, and even enraging.
However, Passengers 2016 Movie Online is mainly concerned with Jim’s good heart and redemptive arc. For a good stretch of the movie, the characters are on one long date together, and it certainly has its manipulative little charms. That means the audience is expected to go along with the romantic premise, even after Aurora discovers the truth. It’s surely enough that Jim apologizes over the ship’s PA, and surely love must conquer all. Passengers 2016 Online posits no one can hear you scream “Restraining order!”.
For all its visual flourishes and fair-to-decent acting, Passengers 2016 is a movie full of missed opportunities. The movie tries its hardest to tell a deeply human story in all the wrong ways. It imparts utterly inhumane lessons. There is no doubt to say that its raw materials could have made for a far better work if they are in more capable hands because a story exploring the limits of humanity and empathy in the face of extreme isolation is worth telling. Instead of telling that story, filmmaking crew made a movie that confuses abject cruelty for love. There’s nothing romantic about that, and the entire universe deserves better.