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About the Film
Two astronauts (Dennis Quaid, Vantage Point and Ben Foster, 30 Days of Night) awaken in a hyper-sleep chamber aboard a seemingly abandoned spacecraft. It’s pitch black, they are disoriented, and the only sound is a low rumble and creak from the belly of the ship. They can’t remember anything like who they are and what their mission is, but one thing they do realise very quickly is that they are not alone. Slowly the spacecraft’s shocking, deadly secrets are revealed and the astronauts find that they must fight to stay alive and that their survival is more important than they could ever have imagined. Directed by Christian Alvart and also starring Cam Gigandet (Twilight), Cung Le (Tekken) and newcomer Antje Traue.
Pandorum is the best horror film I've seen in ages (I saw it in America), It's dark and very weird. But, A Very Very Good Film!
Even though Pandorum has had mainly negatives reviews from film critics, i thoroughly enjoyed the film. It is a sci-fi horror which is probably best described as a combination between The Descent and Aliens. But as a film for the ipod, i don't think it will be that great as most of the film is filmed in a dark setting.
The story is clever, with a great 'Identity' style ending. Dennis Quaid and Ben Foster give great performances as the main protagonists, Lieutenant Payton and Corporal Bower (respectively), and Cam Gigandet also gives an impressive performance, as the demented Gallo.
After waking up from a long 8 year sleep they find that they are the only two on board, out of a population of 60,000 people. While Corporal Bower tries to locate and fix the ships reactors to regain power to the ship, he finds that the ship isn't that lonely as they first thought. The ship is littered with dead bodies and fast humanoid creatures hunt any remaining survivors on the ship.
The remaining survivors not only have to try and survive the creatures, but also a psychological condition known as Pandorum. Pandorum is induced by deep space travel and extended hyper sleep, with the symptoms including extreme paranoia, strange hallucinations and homicidal tendencies.
It is a good descent film with a great story and a great cast. It is full of suspense and tension throughout the film, which leaves you on the end of your seat. And like i said, it may not be a good film for the ipod with it mainly being filmed in the dark. But it is one of the finest sci-fi horror films i have seen since Aliens. If you are a sci-fi fan, then give it a try. After reading the negative reviews by the critics i was expecting it to be terrible, but i wasn't disappointed and i did really enjoy it.
Action packed sci fi.
Best sci fi of 2009 I love it!!