Jennifer Lawrence’s and Chris Pratt’s names alone can gross twice the budget. Thrice, in this case, making a staggering $302M. But with this sci-fi drama, it’s not only the unconventionally pretty faces that sell the ticket, but also the attractive – yet repetitive at this point – concept of being trapped in space, romantic tension floating.
Directed by Morten Tyldum and written by Jon Spaihts, Passengers delves into the love story between mechanic Jim Preston and writer Aurora Lane, which ensues from quite an unfortunate event. Part of a 120 year journey to a planet called Homestead II, the massive starship Avalon passes a meteor storm which triggers a malfunction and prompts to Jim’s waking up. Feeling the need for human company,