Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Love at the Edge of the Galaxy

So surprised they didn’t tease the s--- out of this one with trailers for the trailer.

I’m talking about Passengers, Morten Tyldum’s follow-up to his Academy Award-nominated Imitation Game. The upcoming Christmastime release stars Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt, in what promises to be the second-most grabbing end-of-year pairing at the box office after Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in La La Land.

Pratt and Lawrence – who ended up with the part after Rachel McAdams and Reese Witherspoon both circled it at one point or another (Keanu Reeves was once attached to the male lead) – play a couple of people who meet on board a cutting-edge spacecraft transporting thousands of folk to a distant planet. They come together after their suspended animation faults, and they awaken 90 years too soon. Needless to say, the pair bonds, with the two falling deeply in love – a good thing, for the ship is malfunctioning and collapsing all around them.

Together, Jim and Aurora – those are their characters’ names, FYI – will have to sort out not only why but also how to survive this beyond-massive impasse.

OMG, can you imagine? Like, they paid all that money for that to happen? I would be sooo aggroyed.

Passengers – co-starring Master of Sex Michael Sheen – be in theaters on Dec. 21.

Photo: ThePlaylist.net.

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