Pandorum

Pandorum

DVD - 2009
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Two astronauts awaken in a hyper-sleep chamber aboard a seemingly abandoned spacecraft. With it being pitch black, they are disoriented. The only sound is a low rumble and creak from the belly of the ship. They can't remember who they are or what their mission is. With Lt. Payton staying behind to guide him via radio transmitter, Cpl. Bower ventures deep into the ship and begins to uncover a terrifying reality. Slowly the spacecraft's shocking, deadly secrets are revealed. The astronauts soon find their own survival is more important than they could ever have imagined.

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badboy63
Nov 16, 2016

It is so refreshing to see a new source of science fiction. Very different from the Star Trek and Star Wars ( science fiction light) genre, it has some new themes. Well not perfect it does provide something different with a small budget and lots of imagination. It provides something to think about on humanities problem of how to get around the speed of light limitations. The universe is huge and people can't travel without some means around it, the movie suggests sleeping while traveling. The first time I saw this movie I was very impressed. Well after more than 10 viewings, I am still impressed. Well done movie producers.

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publicenemy45
Jun 20, 2016

this movie was entertaining it held my attention.plot was ok.

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Foxglen
Mar 22, 2016

It's unavailable.

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LittleNoName
Sep 28, 2015

Loved it. Creatures were rather predictable, however, the story kept me on edge & didn't see the twists it took. Also love the fact it ENDS...no room for a sci-fi sequel...maybe a continuation but leaves you with no questions.

kwakiutl Jun 04, 2015

excellent. great story.

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Monolith
Dec 27, 2014

I did enjoy this one very much. Ben Foster and Antje Trauer and made an interesting and likeable neo Adam and Eve, the pacing was swift, and the plot threw me a few curveballs here and there.

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ManMachine
Sep 23, 2014

With the results of its $33 million budget staring me square in the face - Pandorum was definitely one of those predictable Sci-Fi/Horror stories that had its fair share of both good and bad points to boast about.

Unfortunately, (in the end) it was this film's overbearing mediocrity that out-weighed its potential brilliance, time and again.

When it came to Pandorum's brutal violence, much-too-much emphasis was placed on its rapid-fire editing. And, sure enough, this novelty became somewhat tiresome after a short while.

Pandorum also lost significant points due to the unimaginative look of its ravenous cannibals. In the long run, these creatures were neither frightening nor were they at all original in their overall appearance.

All-in-all - Pandorum's story of paranoia, claustrophobia, and playing a very deadly game of hide-n-seek was just too convoluted for its own good.

And, finally - With Pandorum's story ending in the year 2174 (Earth's calendar) and Year One on Tanis, I couldn't help but wonder just how long it would take for man to completely defile this virgin frontier and literally ruin it just like he's inevitably ruined this Earth..... Hey! I'm not being a pessimist here. I'm being a realist.

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jazeebelle
Apr 29, 2014

I completely agree and second Ocho's comment...

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0cho
Apr 25, 2014

I wasn’t expecting too much from this movie and was blown away with what I watched. This is an excellent sci\horror movie that is a real thrill ride. Sure there are some holes in things but overall I really enjoyed, enjoyed it so much that I even watched the featurettes which I never do.

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jbkirk1975
Mar 30, 2014

Interesting premise that gets confusing after the first third of the film. It could helped to have a few more rewrites to make the story a bit clearer.

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jurban1983
Oct 01, 2013

jurban1983 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

Plasmaray Mar 27, 2011

Plasmaray thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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goodworks
Jun 18, 2013

I loved this B movie. A lost spaceship, lost memories, alien life-forms that aren't what they appear to be.Add some lovely, quirky characters. Top it all off with a surprise (and rather happy) ending.

Plasmaray Mar 27, 2011

Wikipedia gives a better summary than mine here is the link: ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pandorum )
Basically one of the captains wakes up from hyper sleep and finds out that he has been in hyper sleep for close to 1000 years and that they actually crash landed on another earth like planet. Along the way he figures out that earth doesn't exist anymore and they are the last humans in existence. Also he finds some humans who have gone crazy and are cannibals now and have been breeding for a few centuries, and they try to kill and eat him. Lastly the ship crash landed on the planet and they are now deep under ocean. Keep in mind my summary is not in chronological order.

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ManMachine
Sep 23, 2014

Violence: Pandorum has a 'Restricted' rating so the gore and violence is pretty graphic and gruesome.

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ManMachine
Sep 23, 2014

Coarse Language: Yep. There's profanity, alright.

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