Pandorum (15)

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Time Out rating:

<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>2</span>/5

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Time Out says

Tue Sep 29 2009

‘From the producers of “Resident Evil” ’: words to strike fear into the heart of sci-fi fans. However, with talented German fanboy Christian Alvart (‘Antibodies’) in charge of the dark matter, the dystopian premise is deftly set up, while the denouement pulls off not one but two neat twists.

Two astronauts, Lieutenant Payton (Dennis Quaid) and Corporal Bower (Ben Foster), awake from hyper-sleep in a confused state. As memories of their Noah’s Ark-style mission return, they find that cannibalistic human-mutants are on the ship. As are two other humans, scientist-turned-savage Nadia and fighting machine Manh. As the ship’s generator threatens to crash and tension rises, the survivors suffer cabin fever and symptoms of Pandorum – a condition that induces hallucinations, amorality and delusions of power. Alvart achieves a strong sense of scale, but characters and ideas are lost amid a mess of fight scenes that, oddly, look like outtakes from ‘The Descent’.
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Rated:

15

UK release:

Fri Oct 2, 2009

Duration:

108 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Christian Alvart

Cast:

Dennis Quaid, Ben Foster, Cam Gigandet

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shayne

Although it had its slow pace it was worth it to me, people must be forgetting part of the reason for the pace os to mess with your sense of time and adding go the odd aura of space. Im not at all.a critic im just a fan of movies that make you think without completely confusing you with a bunch of nonsense. This is one of my all time fav. Movies and its upsetting that there my never be a movie to follow up pandorum. When the movie ended i wanted to see what happens after they arrive at tanis.

shayne

Although it had its slow pace it was worth it to me, people must be forgetting part of the reason for the pace os to mess with your sense of time and adding go the odd aura of space. Im not at all.a critic im just a fan of movies that make you think without completely confusing you with a bunch of nonsense. This is one of my all time fav. Movies and its upsetting that there my never be a movie to follow up pandorum. When the movie ended i wanted to see what happens after they arrive at tanis.

Man of Sin

You could have been a been a more descriptive when you said "characters and ideas are lost amid a mess of fight scenes that, oddly, look like outtakes from ‘The Descent’." The reason why they resemble the creatures in The Decent is because they adapted to a similar environment with no sunlight. It only made sense from them to look the way they did. Cave dwelling species lack skin pigment since they need neither sun protection nor camouflage. They are albino, permanently white.These animals get very light colored because their skin pigment requires sunlight to make it work. They are also not mutants but a new troglobitic species.

DaGift

This movie has a great build up like making a fire blaze on & up to the very end it leaves you puzzled & confused however just like resident evil, solaris, the sphere not forgetting aliein, it leaves you awestrucked. this will make me add this to the other collection of horror-genre, it's original like the rest & the storyline as with the mutants are all wonderfully done, will make me watch this along with the others in my collection again & again.

DaGift

This movie has a great build up like making a fire blaze on & up to the very end it leaves you puzzled & confused however just like resident evil, solaris, the sphere not forgetting aliein, it leaves you awestrucked. this will make me add this to the other collection of horror-genre, it's original like the rest & the storyline as with the mutants are all wonderfully done, will make me watch this along with the others in my collection again & again.

Yoda

I think the film does a pretty damn good job of putting you in Ben Foster's and Dennis Quaid's shoes. They just woke up from hypersleep, when it is normal to be confused and have memory loss, but they awake alone in a situation that doesn't exactly help them get their bearings. They're scared, cold and weak, utterly lost even inside their own massive ship (whose mission they cannot remember) and the other life forms they soon encounter are either psychotic or bizarrely aggressive humans, or clearly dangerous aliens/mutants/whatever. The audience has no omniscience and I think that lends well to ratcheting up the tension. My only real eye-roll at the movie was that the other creatures were a bit too Mad Max-y for me. But on the whole this is a (yes dark, yes slow) careful and in many ways original story. One cool thing about space travel is the magnitude of time that allows for things like this story taking place over many years (coming across mummified remains, for example). I put it in a group of other high-quality sci-fi films like Solaris and Sunshine that are largely disregarded, perhaps for their generally slow and relatively quiet buildup of tension. But I understand most folks probably prefer constant dialog, exposition and action...

David Jones

What.. Was.. That... About..? I hope I can contact Alvarts lawyers and sue for the 2 hours I'll never get back! Utterly pointless film, but great if you're 10 years old.. and what's a ten year old doing watching this? where are the parents? Miss this if you have an ounce of intelligence for the sake of your sanity.

_Matt_1977_

This film tries to be clever and fails. I watched it directly after District 9 and was disappointed as I felt watching this reasonably entertaining film was a come-down after the heights of the much better District 9. Having said that, in fairness I felt that on its own merits this was a reasonably well-done and entertaining film, albeit not terribly original, not least in its "twist".

Michael Mabon

Haha, i thought this film was top. Really enjoyed, sort of like "28 day's later in space" I don't share my friends comments i found it very entertaining, funny in some bits that probaly weren't supposed to be but was a good yarn and i'm sure i jumprd at a few bits!!! haha, I really enjoyed it and i guess that's what its all about!! No??

usman khawaja

some astronauts wake up in a disoriented state on a spaceship which looks like a cheap imitation of the alien craft and are hunted by some cannibal mutants while they discover that earth has disappeared due to some disaster ,the acting is total pandemonium and the special effects are appallingly bad ,while the mutants are hilariously amusing with action that is worst than even inferior bollywood flicks ,and surprisingly dennis quaid is just as bad as the rest of the package too ,this is a real space disaster that eclipses the apocalypse that destroyed the human planet .