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.

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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!

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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.

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