Now that Passengers is out, there's been a lot of talk of how the trailers and commercials hid what the film is about. It's not just a film about two extremely attractive people stuck together on a spaceship -- it's about something much more sinister and uncomfortable.
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You might expect a big budget science fiction movie, starring two of the most famous people on the planet, and released on new years day, to play it safe. But Passengers is more than just a movie about Jennifer Lawerence and Chris Pratt getting sexy in space. It actually tries to challenge you... for a little bit. Then it plays it safe.
All movies go through a lot of changes before they hit the screen. There are rewrites, recastings, edits, studio notes -- but one of the biggest changes that the upcoming scifi film Passengers went through is when the most famous and recognisable actress on the planet, Jennifer Lawrence, decided to join the project.
We have lots to say about the new movie Passengers, and with good reason. It's an incredibly weird movie, especially considering what you might expect from the trailers. But from a purely science fiction design standpoint, it's undeniably beautiful, and the director told us one of its little secrets.
When a studio decides to release a sci-fi movie during Christmas, they think it has both commercial and awards potential. Both certainly seem possible for Passengers, starring Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence. Sony Pictures debuted the first footage from the film at CinemaCon, and it looks amazing.