MoviesChris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence Go On a Space-Date in the Passengers Trailer
It's this year's edition of Famous Actors Trapped in Space.
It may excite you to know that in addition to the well-worn movie tropes of Wrongfully Accused Man Seeks Justice, Superhero Origin Story, and Woman Falls For the Wrong Man When Right Guy Has Been In Front of Her the Whole Time, a new trope of Famous Beautiful People Trapped In Space has joined the ranks. Following Gravity, Interstellar, and The Martian, we have this year's entry: Passengers, what looks to be a compelling drama starring Chris Pratt* and Jennifer Lawrence. And, you guessed it, they're trapped in space.
*Good for Pratt for doing all of these tropes, with "Guardians of the Galaxy" as a Superhero Origin Story and, honestly, his trajectory on "Parks and Rec" essentially Woman Falls For the Wrong Man When Right Guy Has Been In Front of Her the Whole Time.
Lawrence and Pratt play two passengers (get it?) on a massive spacecraft being sent into deep space. All 5,000 of the people aboard the vessel are meant to sleep inside hibernation pods for 120 years until they arrive at their destination, but Pratt and Lawrence's pods open, mysteriously, 90 years too early. What happens from there seems to have everything you really look for in a space movie: dope robots, romance, cool suits, a malfunctioning ship, explosions, floating in space, screaming, Jennifer Lawrence suspended in some mystery bubble of water and/or air (unclear), and an obligation to save the mission.
The trailer also features Michael Sheen as a charming robot bartender and a brief glimpse of Laurence Fishburne as an intimidating looking commander who, you get the idea, maybe does not have the most honorable of intentions when it comes to Lawrence and Pratt, a fact compounded by Pratt, who confesses at the end of the trailer that the two of them were awoken early for a reason.
The movie, which comes out December 21, looks exciting and, with this cast, as a baseline promises to have great charisma and chemistry. I mean, think about it. If you were stranded on a space vessel for 90 years, you'd want to be there with Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence.