Trailer Time: Passengers Trailer #2 (2016) *Quite an Early Wake-Up Call*

I hope all had a wonderful Thanksgiving (I myself had an epic Filmsgiving that I will write up later in which I pulled a quad at the local cinema)!  I mention Filmsgiving (copyright pending) because in all four movies I saw (The Arrival, Hacksaw Ridge, The Edge of Seventeen, and Moana), they played the first trailer for Passengers.  Rogue One’s going to get its opening weekend, but both Passengers and Assassin’s Creed come out the next Friday and Passengers, especially, is getting a big ad push.  The second trailer for the film gives some more plot details, but is half the length so we’ll just have to find out the rest when Passengers opens December 23, 2016.  Official synopsis below:

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 (Chris Pratt) and Aurora (Jennifer Lawrence) 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.
Passengers was directed by Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game) from a screenplay by Jon Spaihts (Prometheus).

Passengers, Chris Pratt, Jennifer Lawrence

9 thoughts on “Trailer Time: Passengers Trailer #2 (2016) *Quite an Early Wake-Up Call*”

  1. I give the film points because it was directed by the guy who made Imitation Game, and I take the points away because it was written by the guy who wrote Prometheus.

    Also, I’m going to have to be the one to say it: two people fall in love on a state of the art ship, and disaster strikes midway through the movie?

    OK, not a fair comparison. This looks a whole lot better.

    Chris Pratt is a hot commodity right now, and deservedly so, and Jennifer Lawrence remains a big draw, so maybe this stands a chance. I don’t know. It’s always hard to tell with science fiction, but if I had a crystal ball I think it would be telling me that come the waning days of December, the Video Game Movie Curse will still be in full swing. If one of these movies gets trounced by the other (as opposed to both of them getting trounced by Rouge One), it’s going to be Passengers making mincemeat out of Assassin’s Creed. Because Assassin’s Creed is going to appeal exclusively to a certain subset of men, while Passengers is going to appeal to men AND women.

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      1. Yeah, yeah I was. Honestly if you can’t take the deep source material of that franchise with Fassbender and Cotillard and Irons and not make a good movie….maybe it really can’t be done. But as I saw 3 of the 10 best movies of the year for me today, I can’t complain (working on an epic review, but it’ll take awhile).


    1. Pratt’s not only hot, he’s good and he’s even better than people realize and he’s only going to get better. Lawrence is one of the best actresses alive and is transitioning from YA and comic fare into what will most likely be the body of her career’s work. This LOOKS amazing. I want it to be good. I want a ton of December movies to be good and I don’t think that need take away from Rogue One and the simple fact is that the other studios can’t evacuate December every year like last year since these films are gonna keep a comin’ from Disney. I think it’s interesting that we’re this deep in the year and there’s no clear buzz on any of the acting categories or even a Best Picture frontrunner. This has already been a spectacular year. To crack my top 20 you need to beat an 8.0 now. That’s amazing and we’re headed into what’s traditionally the best-reviewed part of the year. I think the Oscars are wide open. My friend Jason, who also writes a phenomenal movie blog, thinks LA LA Land is the frontrunner, and I had no interest in even seeing it until I realized today it’s written and directed by the guy who did Whiplash and that man I will watch anything he does and hate him for being like ten years younger than me lol. Things to be thankful for.


      1. Just out of curiosity (and sorry for the non sequitur) but have you had a chance to watch any of Gotham? Because I’m now officially addicted to the show, and that means I probably need professional help, because (and this is just a rough estimation) a third of the show is masterful, but a third of it is ridiculous in a very bad way, and a third of it is astonishingly bad.

        I am obsessed with Robin Lord Taylor’s Penguin. At this point he’s not just my favorite TV villain of all time, he’s probably on my list of the top ten greatest TV characters, period.


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