PANDORUM (Theatrical Release USA 2009)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 2.1|5.0 Starsìì

begins well and creates high expectation. Then the acting takes a nosedive to fair rather than rising to great. The story seems lost as unending numbers of people, all with their own resurrection potential and absorbed philosophies begin to surface. The suspenseful scenes and the drama as well as the fight scenes are the only thing that keep interest. Final conclusion: the film serves an audience of hardcore Sci-Fi film buffs who do not mind poor story lines accompanied with poor acting.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


Sixty thousand humans are sent to Planet Tanis. They are sleep-induced for the journey, but some awaken unscheduled and due to the influence of Pandorum, a deep space challenge that disturbs mental processing capabilities, develop curious survival methods including cannibalism and violence against those of their own species.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Christian Alvart for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Payton (Dennis Quaid), Bower (Ben Foster), Gallo (Cam Gigandet), Nadia (Antje Traue), Manh (Cung Le), Leland (Eddie Rouse), Shepard (Norman Reedus), Hunter Leader (André Hennicke), and Evalon (Friederike Kempter).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. Multiple main characters drive this film from multiple time frames and multiple philosophies to the point that the film becomes difficult to follow so that it seems to have no story line.

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