To this point, the trailers for Passengers have been at least intriguing. The balance of romance and sci-fi action has been carefully managed.
Well, it looks like the studio wanted to heighten the whimsical pop romance aspect of the movie in this third trailer, which is kind of ridiculous. I’m not sure what this song is (and I’m not much of an authority when it comes to modern pop music… now get off my lawn), but it’s terrible here. UPDATE: Hey Larry, it’s Imagine Dragons “Levitate.” – Monkey
At least it is to me, see for yourself…
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.
The existence of this trailer seems pretty pointless, on top of the fact it makes the entire movie look like some mid-90s alt-rock music video. The Goo Goo Dolls in Space!
Of course, this trailer might exist to bring in the younger female audience and teens on date night. If that’s the case they probably succeeded because this looks a lot like that new movie where the kid from Mars falls in love with the girl from Earth. Maybe they let Nicholas Sparks in the room to do a little editing.
Passengers stars Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence, is directed by Morten Tyldum, and releases December 21.