PG-13 | | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.
In Passengers, the male lead is named Jim and is unexpectedly tasked with repairing a space craft. This is the same basis as the Apollo 13 incident, coincidently Jim is the name of the actual astronaut who performed the task in real life (assisted ... ...
Good morning, James. How are you feeling?
Jim Preston: Wait. What?
Wake-up Hologram: It's perfectly normal to feel confused. You just spent 120 years in suspended animation.
Jim Preston: What?
Wake-up Hologram: It's okay, James.
Jim Preston: It's Jim.
Wake-up Hologram: Jim.
With an engine able to provide constant thrust and bringing a ship up to 50% of the speed of light, there would be no need for a "slingshot" maneuver around a star. But we don't know that the ship reached its current speed solely as a result of engine thrust. It might have already performed several slingshots; each providing a small change in velocity. Nor do we know how precise the nominal "50% of light speed" is meant to be.
$14,869,736 (USA) (25 December 2016)
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