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The bright and hollow sky: a review of Passengers

7 Jan 2017, 04:26 UTC
The bright and hollow sky: a review of Passengers
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WARNING: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERSI went to see the new science fiction film Passengers this week. This is the synopsis from the official web site:Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt star in an exciting action-thriller about two passengers who are on a 120-year journey to another planet when their hibernation pods wake them 90 years too early. Jim and Aurora are forced to unravel the mystery behind the malfunction as the ship teeters on the brink of collapse, with the lives of thousands of passengers in jeopardy.The film has been controversial becauseJim watches, cyberstalks and then wakes Aurora from hibernation, even though he knows it's wrong andthe trailers conceal this "plot twist", leading you to think that the two main characters were in it together by mutual choice or accident.I was aware of the critiques of the film, but just wanted to see starships.The starship Avalon. Avalon is the island where King Arthur sleeps, waiting to return.The ethics of choiceBut, I'm sad to say, the film can't escape its rotten core. The plot is divided into roughly three parts. In the first, the aim is to build sympathy for the character of Jim Preston, awake 90 years too early and destined ...

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