PASSENGERS Gets Another Passable Trailer

Lovers in space. With explosions!

I don’t really know what to expect from Passengers. Even after two trailers (including the new one below), I’m still not sure:

The plot has a lot going for it. Two passengers on a reeeeeally long space journey wake up 90 years earlier than expected and have themselves a little love story. I suppose that could be something. But as this trailer makes clear, all kinds of other things will challenge them. Things like explosions and lack of condoms. Plus, Andy Garcia and Laurence Fishburne.

People say the script is great, but even if that's true, I'm not into Chris Pratt as a malleable everyman type actor. On paper, the pairing of him and Jennifer Lawrence seems like a slam dunk, but he’s not doing it for me in the trailers released so far, and I have little reason to think the actual film will be any different.

In any case, we’re going to find out about this one soon enough as the film comes out right before Christmas, at which time I’m sure it will make all the money people still have left over after seeing Rogue One.