Written September 25, 2009
Thurs. Sept. 24.
Pandorum's run-time is 108-minutes. This high-quality production was tightly-scripted with plenty of suspense and chair-gripping action.
Although I wished that the characters were better developed, I really enjoyed this movie because it sucked me right in with its premise of a mystery; bizarre 'monsters'; intense action; and its sci-fi setting.
The make-up and costumes were top-rate.
Fascinating set-design provided the appropriate mood/ambiance/creepiness.
The 'scares' were visually-striking and did not need to rely on gimmicky loud soundtracks. Most of the scary scenes were tautly suspenseful.
Dennis Quaid and Ben Foster successfully immersed themselves in their respective roles. And the supporting cast members gave competent performances.
I especially LOVE the unpredictable ending.
I would definitely watch this movie again.
Pandorum might be too scary for kids.
Written September 26, 2009
Was great. From start to finish, an excellent combo of suspense, sci-fi, action, and some fun gore :)
Written October 02, 2009
Pandorum was a well made, exhilirating, suspenseful sci-fi thriller. I read an earlier review that mentioned something to the extent of "I usually like scary movies but this one sucked." Well frankly so did their opinion. This movie is not meant to attract the same audiences as SAW, it is a sci-fi thriller. The story line alone was very creative, the acting (especially Ben Foster's) was better than average. Dennis Quaid, as old as he is, provides some intense dialog adding his unique style to the film. The work put into the CG could have been better, but still acceptable. Make-up and costume work make for some intense, sometimes scary visuals. The first half of the film the audience is thrusted into darkness, which can become a bit of a chore to keep up with the action on screen.
Overall this movie surpassed my expectations, I predict it will continue to go under-rated shadowed by Surragates. A poor-release date along with minimal advertising will make this film go unnoticed.
Written September 27, 2009
I am not going to go into detail about the plot; I don't want to ruin it for you if you don't know anything about the film. I am 35 years old, and my wife and I are fans of all things science fiction, horror, thriller, suspense, drama, etc. If you dig those kinds of films, then go see this now. This movie blew us away. We weren't expecting much as so many recent films of the genre seemed to be missing that certain something, but we both came out of the theater just gushing about how much FUN this movie was and how well it was written, directed, and acted. There were no ever ample "missing plot holes" or cheesy "no way in *expletive* he/she could have survived that" moments.
The acting was great, the way it was shot was great, the pacing and STORY were great, and the movie only left us wanting more. If you want to see more great sci fi films made, then support the genre and GO SEE THIS ASAP.
Written September 25, 2009
Two astronauts awaken one after another in a hyper-sleep chamber aboard a seemingly abandoned spacecraft. It is pitch black, they are disoriented, and the only sound is coming from around the room they awakened. The two cannot remember anything: Who are they? Where is the crew? What is their mission? What is happened? Without ruining it, the film is full of suspense, horror, and interesting exciting moments. It is dark. It is suspenseful. If are a fan of Alien or you like science fiction, you sure will like this one. Throughout the film, with one of the crew members venturing into the ship the questions are slowly answered with a terrifying reality and the astronauts find their own survival more important than they can imagine. Beautiful sets, nice character development, great plot, story, great acting and a nice unpredictable ending! What a beautiful science fiction of a film!