This Christmas, the two most beautiful people in the world are stranded in space. Sony has released the first full-length trailer for their space epic, Passengers, complete with a teaser trailer before the actual trailer.
Synopsis: Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt are two passengers onboard a spaceship transporting them to a new life on another planet. The trip takes a deadly turn when their hibernation pods mysteriously wake them 90 years before they reach their destination. As Jim and Aurora try to unravel the mystery behind the malfunction, they begin to fall for each other, unable to deny their intense attraction… only to be threatened by the imminent collapse of the ship and the discovery of the truth behind why they woke up.
Apparently someone didn’t tell Sony that Futurama already did this Titanic space opera in “A Flight to Remember”, with Bender and the Countess de la Roca playing the star-crossed couple aboard a doomed vessel. Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt certainly are a more attractive than the animated pair, but after the minute-too-long trailer, I have no doubt it will end in a similar fashion, probably with Jennifer Lawrence letting go of Chris Pratt so she can go on and live alone for 90 years.
Sony’s taking a big leap with Passengers, as they put $150 million into the project, which is a hefty sum on an original project that only has a handful of actors. That being said, all criticism aside, you bet your shiny bottom I’ll be seeing this one in theaters. I’d be crazy not to. All I ask is that we see the awkwardness that is being trapped in a space station after you’ve had a huge fight with the only other human being on board. Come on, Sony. We know this is a comedy, not a romance.
Passengers releases in theaters on December 21st.