Imagine you are on a mission to [simple_tooltip content=’V. to establish a colony in or on; to send people to live in and govern another country ‘]colonize[/simple_tooltip] a planet called Homestead II. The journey is [simple_tooltip content=’be supposed to: to have to; to have a duty or a responsibility to; believed, aleged’]supposed[/simple_tooltip] to last 120 years, all passengers are [simple_tooltip content=’V, to place:to put something or someone in a particular position ‘]placed[/simple_tooltip] in [simple_tooltip content=’This is the content for the tooltip bubble’]This triggers the tooltip[/simple_tooltip][simple_tooltip content=’the condition or period someone or something becomes inactive or dormant’]hibernation[/simple_tooltip] pods. [simple_tooltip content=’Adv. quickly and unexpectedly’]Suddenly[/simple_tooltip] you wake up, you are [simple_tooltip content=’Adj. weak and unable to think clearly or walk correctly, usually because of tiredness or illness’]groggy[/simple_tooltip] but the main computer tells you this is normal. You get scanned and checked and then the computer shows you the way to your room.
On the next day, you get out of your room and [simple_tooltip content=’V. become fully aware of something as a fact; understand clearly’]realize[/simple_tooltip] it’s too quiet. There are 5.000 people inside the [simple_tooltip content=’synonym to spaceship’]ship[/simple_tooltip]. But there is no one to be seen. Who never had a dream or a [simple_tooltip content=’ a very upsetting or frightening dream’]nightmare[/simple_tooltip] similar to this? This is how the movie Passengers begins. What would you do in a situation like this? You still have 90 years before arriving at the new planet and before the others wake up. You have 90 years of [simple_tooltip content=’the situation of being alone without other people’]solitude[/simple_tooltip] before you.
Passengers – a summary
Starship Avalon is taking 5 thousand colonists [simple_tooltip content=’Prep., Conj. added to; and also’]plus[/simple_tooltip] [simple_tooltip content=’a group of people who work together, especially all those who work on and operate a ship’]crew[/simple_tooltip] to another planet. This journey will take 120 years and the passengers are supposed to wake up 4 months before [simple_tooltip content=’the fact of arriving somewhere’]arrival[/simple_tooltip]. During the journey, [simple_tooltip content=’conj. but; despite the fact that’]though[/simple_tooltip], the ship [simple_tooltip content=’V. to meet unexpectedly’]encounters[/simple_tooltip] an [simple_tooltip content=’it is a circumstellar disc occupied by numerous irregularly shaped bodies called asteroids or minor planets’]asteroid belt[/simple_tooltip] and gets hit. This causes a [simple_tooltip content=’a failure to work or operate correctly’]malfunction[/simple_tooltip] and one passenger is now awake: mechanical engineer Jim Preston.
After a whole year of isolation, having only an android bartender as company, Jim is desperate. He is thinking about suicide. [simple_tooltip content=’while something else is happening’]Meanwhile[/simple_tooltip] he tried everything possible to go back to hibernation or to access the [simple_tooltip content=’the raised part of a ship on which the captain and other officers stand and from where they control the movement of the ship’]bridge[/simple_tooltip] of the spaceship without success. One day, as he is checking the pods he sees Aurora Lane’s pod and starts falling in love with her. He sees her video profile, reads her books (she is an author). It is almost as if he knew her.
There comes the big question and [simple_tooltip content=’a very difficult task that you can do only by making a great effort’]struggle[/simple_tooltip]. Should he wake her up and [simple_tooltip content=’V. to impose a sentence on; to cause to suffer something’]sentence[/simple_tooltip] her to die on the ship with him? If yes, how could he ever tell her the truth? She would certainly hate him, wouldn’t she? In the beginning he lets her think an [simple_tooltip content=’a person or thing that is different from what is usual, or not in agreement with something else and therefore not satisfactory’]anomaly[/simple_tooltip] woke her up too. But he knows, he will have to tell her the truth someday.
Thoughts and opinions
No surprise here, it is a sci fi movie again. Even though the story had some big problems, the special effects and the [simple_tooltip content=’ the speed at which someone or something moves, or with which something happens or changes’]pace[/simple_tooltip] of the story [simple_tooltip content=’V. to make someone feel happy or satisfied’]pleased[/simple_tooltip] me a lot, in general. Jennifer Lawrence is amazing and she works quite well with Chris Pratt. But the way Jim started [simple_tooltip content=’V. to illegally follow and watch someone over a period of time’]stalking[/simple_tooltip] Aurora’s life and woke her up is a bit [simple_tooltip content=’strange or unnatural and making you feel frightened’]creepy[/simple_tooltip], if you ask me.
SPOILER ALERT HERE:
Yes, in the end everything is oK and they live happily ever after on the spaceship. On their own private world, [simple_tooltip content=’using the real or original meaning, not the colloquial meaning’]quite literally[/simple_tooltip]. But he did sentence her for a [simple_tooltip content=’Adj. happening or done too soon, especially before the natural or suitable time’]premature[/simple_tooltip] death when he decided to wake her. Did he have a right to do that? I don’t think so. After she wakes up we find out all the plans she had for the future, all the things she wanted to do and [simple_tooltip content=’V.to finish something successfully or to achieve something ‘]accomplish[/simple_tooltip]. She wanted to see the future. To be the only person alive to have had the experience of going to a colony and going back home 200 years later. Without [simple_tooltip content=’V. to age: if someone ages or something ages them, they look older’]aging[/simple_tooltip] much. And he took that away from her.
Is a love story really [simple_tooltip content=’be worth it: to be of reasonable or good value for the price’]worth it[/simple_tooltip]? What’s worse, when he woke her up and got obsessed about her he did not know if it was going to work. If they would have chemistry, [simple_tooltip content=’Phr. v. if two or more people get along, they like each other and are friendly to each other’]get along[/simple_tooltip]. He was very [simple_tooltip content=’Adj. someone who is selfish only thinks of their own advantage’]selfish[/simple_tooltip] in my opinion. Or am I being too [simple_tooltip content=’Adj. based on clear thought and reason’]rational[/simple_tooltip] here? Maybe he thought it was love at first sight. And love [simple_tooltip content=’V. to deal with or successfully fight against a problem or an unreasonable fear’]conquers[/simple_tooltip] it all, right? But isn’t [simple_tooltip content=’the belief that you can trust or believe someone or something’]trust[/simple_tooltip] a big part of it too?
What do you think? What would have done in such an impossible situation?