Director: Morton Tyldum
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt
Studio: Sony Pictures
Genre(s): Science Fiction
Rated: PG-13 (For sexuality, nudity and action/peril)
This is the setup to “Passengers,” which begins with a great premise and a lot of promise. When the movie started it was refreshing to see something that started in an unexpected way and continued to be unexpected as it went on. It is a great love story as well as character drama. We like both the characters. Jim is one of those nice guys who you can’t help but love, and he has the easy going attitude to hopefully make the best of a long term problem. Aurora takes to the situation a little slower, having had big plans for her life that have now been thrust into chaos, but she too, at one point, figures out a routine and dives into her writing (something I do frequently whenever I’m in the middle of a bad situation).
Parents, there is a lot of violence, stabbings, and on screen murders. Most of the blood is even seen, strangely enough. And there is the usual f word. Recommended for ages 15 and up.