Jennifer Lawrence‘s new sci-fi movie “Passengers,” about astronauts Aurora and Jim (Chris Pratt) who awaken 90 years before their reach their destination, is sure to be a blockbuster at the box office. Watch the “Passengers” trailer above. And based on the following Top 4 factors, we’ve already included this performance in our photo gallery highlighting Lawrence’s 10 greatest movie roles of all time. Do you agree or disagree? Be sure to sound off in the comments section below and in our movie forums.
Full range of emotions — While “Passengers” looks like your normal popcorn fare at first glance, the trailer reveals an intimacy to the scenes between Lawrence and Pratt with elements of humor, romance, action and intrigue. Audiences will be able to experience all of this in IMAX 3D when it hits theaters December 21.
Awards cred — While it’s true that this year’s Best Actress Oscar race is a nailbiter, Lawrence’s prestige as an awards darling will help give credibility to “Passengers” and make people realize it’s more than just a sci-fi movie. At 26 years old, Lawrence is already a four-time Oscar nominee. She won Best Actress for “Silver Linings Playbook” (2012) and was also recognized for “Winter’s Bone” (2010), “American Hustle” (2013) and “Joy” (2015).
The Tyldum factor — “Passengers” is directed by Morten Tyldum, who earned an Oscar nomination for directing “The Imitation Game” (2014). Tyldum’s strength as a director that year was represented in the Oscar-nominated performances he was able to get out of both Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley. With that kind of leader at the helm, get ready to see Lawrence and Pratt give some of the best performances of their careers.
Money, money, money, money – In this current political climate, equal pay for equal work is something that is prompting people to take notice. And as our own Amanda Spears wrote earlier in the week, “Lawrence has used her fame to shine a light on the wage gap between men and women, becoming one of the most outspoken critics. ‘Passengers’ marks the first time that her salary was more than that of a male co-star.”
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