Passengers DVD review

Chris Pratt really shows us his acting range in Passengers, a movie that I find hard to box into one category. It’s undoubtedly a Sci-Fi movie but the story also evolves into a Shakespearian tragedy as the main character’s journey unfolds. Chris Pratt always brings a dose of…

The Crit

Cast - 80%
Story - 70%
Music Score - 60%
Effects/Quality - 80%
Originality - 50%

68%

User Rating: 2.8 ( 1 votes)

Chris Pratt really shows us his acting range in Passengers, a movie that I find hard to box into one category. It’s undoubtedly a Sci-Fi movie but the story also evolves into a Shakespearian tragedy as the main character’s journey unfolds. Chris Pratt always brings a dose of comedy to all his roles and in this role it’s no different as his character and monologues fills the emptiness of the spaceship.

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 5,000 sleeping passengers at stake, only Jim and Aurora can save them all.

A lot of effort went into creating a vast spaceship setting, it’s empty and clinical but the environment is also another character in the story. The spaceship is the canvas but also adds enormous depth to the story and dialogue. At times I felt the Starship Avalon represented what was going on emotionally with the main character Jim Preston played by Chris Pratt.

It’s like a combination of Castaway and Titanic in space, it will appeal to generations old and new with a retelling of familiar story in a Sci-Fi context, I think other films have tried to capture these stories in space but Passengers executes it beautifully. The visuals and story are both memorable and go hand in hand in creating an intensity throughout the movie.

Additional Information

Reviewed on: DVD
Available on: DVD, Blu-Ray, Digital
Genre: Sci-Fi
Age Rating: PG
Estimated RRP: R100+
Release Date: 14 March 2017

Likes

  • Good Story
  • Great Date Night Movie

Dislikes

  • Was a bit slow at times

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