Passengersis a 2016 American science fiction adventure film directed by Morten Tyldum and written by Jon Spaihts . It stars Jennifer Lawrence , Chris Pratt , Michael Sheen , Laurence Fishburne and Andy García . The film tells about two people who wake up 90 years too soon from an induced hibernation on board a spaceship bound for a new planet.
Columbia Pictures . Upon its release,Passengersreceived mixed reviews from critics and has grossed $292 million worldwide. The film is nominated for Best Original Score and Best Production Design at the 89th Academy Awards .
The starshipAvalonis transporting over 5,000 colonists to the planet Homestead II, a journey that takes 120 years. The colonists and the entire crew are in hibernation pods, but as the ship passes through a large asteroid field, the ship's shield is heavily strained causing a malfunction that awakens one passenger, mechanical engineer Jim Preston ( Chris Pratt ), 90 years early.
After a year of isolation, with no company except Arthur ( Michael Sheen ), an android bartender, Jim contemplates suicide . One day he notices beautiful Aurora Lane ( Jennifer Lawrence ) in her pod. Her video profile reveals she is a writer with a humorous personality. After struggling with the morality of manually reviving Aurora for companionship, he awakens her, claiming her pod malfunctioned like his. Aurora, devastated she may grow old and die before the ship reaches Homestead II, attempts a fruitless effort at re-entering hibernation, just as Jim had tried. Eventually, she accepts her situation and begins writing a book about her experiences. Jim and Aurora grow closer, becoming lovers.
A year later, Jim inadvertently allows Arthur to reveal the truth to Aurora. She is distraught, alternately berating, shunning, and physically attacking Jim. Soon after, however, another pod failure awakens Gus ( Laurence Fishburne ), a Chief Deck Officer. The three discover multiple failures in the ship's systems. Gus attempts repairs with Jim and Aurora's help, while Aurora still blames Jim for stealing her life, claiming it is tantamount to murder. Gus' body begins failing; medical tests in the Autodoc, an automated medical diagnostics and treatment pod, show that his hibernation pod's malfunction has physically damaged his body, and he has hours left to live. Before dying, Gus gives Jim and Aurora his ID badge to access crew areas and repair the ship.
The two find and trace a colliding asteroid's path through the ship's hull from two years earlier that damaged the computer administering the reactor. Attempts to repair the computer lead to further reactor damage. Jim realizes a fusion reactor must be vented by opening an outer vent hatch. Aurora assists while admitting she is terrified of losing Jim and living on the ship alone. Aurora, from inside the ship, and Jim, outside, successfully vent the reactor. However, Jim's tether snaps and his damaged spacesuit is losing oxygen. Aurora retrieves and resuscitates Jim in the Autodoc, relieved that he is alive and seemingly forgiving him for his mistake; the two share a moment of embrace. Jim later learns that the Autodoc can act as a makeshift hibernation pod for Aurora. She realizes this would mean never seeing Jim again.