Passengers (2016 – directed by Morten Tyldum, written by Jon Spaihts), is a good science-fiction movie. The storyline is simple but effective. In 2343, the Avalon, a colonist space ship, is heading toward planet Homestead II with 5K+ hibernating colonists on board. 30 years in the 120-years long voyage, shit happens when a group of angry asteroids decides to collide with the vessel on autopilot. Without spoiling the movie, a couple of passengers wakes up, and we witness their struggles in their time and space trap. Cool story.
Jennifer Lawrence (Aurora Lane), Chris Pratt (Jim Preston), Michael Sheen (Arthur), and Laurence Fishburne (Gus Mancuso) are doing an excellent performance with these characters. The production team did a solid job as well, and the effects are robust and make the story believable. I particularly enjoyed the depiction of the ship’s homeostatic systems fixing itself as space is throwing its oddballs. Well done. To my surprise, I saw our good friend kernel/groups.c again. At this point, I officially declare this as non-coincidental!
At least, the team didn’t content themselves to scroll the code on the screen. They re-used it and moded it a bit, even introducing some bizarre associations such as drive C: and Linux. But who am I to judge.