I think the thing I like about this new trailer for Passengers is Chris Pratt’s expression, where he largely looks like he has no idea how he got on a spaceship. Like most of what Pratt does, it’s oddly endearing and helps suggest that despite the epic visuals, this won’t just be a typical sci-fi action fest. There are also some interesting hints toward Kubrick – from 2001 to The Shining – that are rather intriguing too.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt are two passengers onboard a spaceship transporting them to a new life on another planet. The trip takes a deadly turn when their hibernation pods mysteriously wake them 90 years before they reach their destination. As Jim and Aurora try to unravel the mystery behind the malfunction, they begin to fall for each other, unable to deny their intense attraction… only to be threatened by the imminent collapse of the ship and the discovery of the truth behind why they woke up.’
The movie will be released in December, with many expecting it to be a major hit, and that it may even get some awards consideration. It certainly look like it could be pretty good.