Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games: a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death.
The spaceship, Starship Avalon, in its 120-year voyage to a distant colony planet known as the "Homestead Colony" and transporting 5,258 people has a malfunction in one of its sleep chambers. As a result one hibernation pod opens prematurely and the one person that awakes, Jim Preston (Chris Pratt) is stranded on the spaceship, still 90 years from his destination.Written by
With an engine able to provide constant thrust and bringing a ship up to 50% of the speed of light, there would be no need for a "slingshot" maneuver around a star. But we don't know that the ship reached its current speed solely as a result of engine thrust. It might have already performed several slingshots; each providing a small change in velocity. Nor do we know how precise the nominal "50% of light speed" is meant to be. See more »
Passengers is a truly brilliant movie, it's hard to place it into a genre, but it is very much a sci fi love story. The concept is a great one, and it poses a fabulous question, could you force someone to spend their life with you, or live a solitary life. The idea is very original and very clever, the special effects are breathtaking, and the cinematography is first class. The main trio of actors do a superb job, but it's the dazzling Jennifer Lawrence that stood out for me.
Attention to the detail to this film was first rate, huge credit to all those behind the scenes.
It's not often the case that I wish a film wouldn't end, but after fifteen minutes or so, I was captivated, and really didn't want it to end.
Fabulous film, 9/10
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