First Glance: “Voyagers”


In “Voyagers” Colin Farrell chaperones a group of young people specially engineered for obedience and intellect as they embark on a journey into deep space to colonize a far away planet. Sounds pretty familiar, right? Well this seemingly straightforward mission begins to unravel when the young voyagers discover the blue soda they’ve been drinking is actually a behavior suppressing drug. The group refuses to drink more which opens them up to a freedom they’ve never known before. It also leads to emotions that threaten to tear apart the crew and their mission.

“Voyagers” comes from writer-director Neil Burger, best known for 2006’s “The Illusionist”, 2011’s “Limitless”, and 2014’s “Divergent”. In addition to Farrell, the film features an interesting young cast including Tye Sheridan, Lily-Rose Depp, and Fionn Whitehead. The trailer has a trippy look and sports a ton of energy which gives the impression that this could be something fresh and unconventional.

“Voyagers” hits theaters April 9th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.

9 thoughts on “First Glance: “Voyagers”

  1. Eh… I don’t think so. I do like Colin Farrell and Tye Sheridan. I’m interested in Lily-Rose Depp though I haven’t seen anything she’s done. It just looks generic.

    • Even as a sucker for these kinds of movies I was a little iffy until it got to the second half of the trailer. Things go off the rails in a pretty interesting way. It may not work but I’m willing to give it a shot.

  2. Anything Colin Farrell, I’m in! Tye Sheridan is good also. It does look like a predictable trajectory in the trailer but doesn’t mean it won’t be good.

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