Of All The Ways You Can Die In Deep Space, Drowning Wasn't One I'd Thought Of

The idea of a deep space mission with humans in cryo-sleep for the journey but someone wakes up early has been done a few times in science fiction history. What makes Passengers look good is the advancement of CG effects. In the clip below, Jennifer Lawrence goes for a dip in the ships swimming pool that includes an end that has a big open window into space. As she's swimming, the ship loses gravity control. Now I'm no scientist, so I have absolutely no idea if that is how water would react in zero gravity… but as a guy with a wee bit of a drowning phobia, that is one scary scene.

I might need to drop a note to Neil degrasse Tyson and ask.

Passengers opens on December 21st.

About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.