Friday, January 06, 2017

Movie Review: Passengers

Passengers: On a routine journey through space to a new home, two passengers, sleeping in suspended animation, are awakened 90 years too early when their ship malfunctions. As Jim and Aurora face living the rest of their lives on board, with every luxury they could ever ask for, they begin to fall for each other, unable to deny their intense attraction... until they discover the ship is in grave danger. With the lives of 5000 sleeping passengers at stake, only Jim and Aurora can save them all.

Rating: ★★★★☆ (4 out of 5)

Ever since they released the trailer for Passengers, I had been dying to watch it! Well, why wouldn't I? There's Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt, and the fact that people see it as the space version of Titanic:

"You die, I die."  Aurora

Passengers was nowhere near my expectation. I had expected both Jim and Aurora to have woken up at the same time the space ship started to break down, but boy I was wrong. Spoiler ahead, so beware! It turned out that only Jim woke up from the hibernation process. The only companion that he had was Arthur, an android working at the bar. During the first few months, thanks to Arthur's words (that android sure is such a sweetheart), Jim lived on around the space ship, trying on all sorts of luxury that he could. He tried different ways to try waking up the crews but to no avail. He was all alone for more than a year.

But then he found Aurora, sleeping soundly in her hibernation pod. He was so lost and almost sent himself off into space to give up on living, but he fell instantly for Aurora. After a lot of contemplation, he decided that he could no longer be alone and woke Aurora up. Wait a moment- I just remembered that Sleeping Beauty's name is Aurora! SO BASICALLY AURORA IS LIKE A SLEEPING BEAUTY TO JIM HOLY FISH I JUST REALISED THIS

Aurora woke up, thinking that she too was a victim of the space ship's breakdown. Scared and hopeless, she leaned on to Jim for support, and together they both fell in love for each other. I was upset with Jim's selfish decision to wake Aurora up, but it was also heartbreaking to him being alone in the space ship. But truth will always find its way up. Aurora found out the truth and was so angry at Jim. Well who wouldn't, she was basically doomed to die on the ship; but so was Jim.

When the space ship started to break down more, Aurora and Jim had no choice but to save the ship from destruction. Their desperation for the sake of the other 5000 people was heartbreaking, and the ending still broke my heart. But at least Aurora and Jim were together till the end, they were never alone and they had each other. 

It was a great movie, but if I was given a chance to go on a space adventure to another planet, I'd say no. No thanks.

Till next time ♡ Love, Maira

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