Rating 1

Directed by Christian Alvert

Written by Travis Milloy and Christian Alvert

Starring Dennis Quaid (Lt Payton), Ben Foster (Corporal Bower), Antje Traue (Nadia), Cam Gigandet (Gallo), Cung Le (Manh), Eddie Rouse (Leland) and Norman Reedus (Shepherd)

Two astronauts wake from suspended animation on the spaceship Elysium. They initially have no memory of who they are and are unable to access the bridge or communicate with the rest of the crew. Slowly, the horrifying truth of what has happened on board ship is revealed as they face deadly danger from terrifying mutated humanoid creatures.


‘Pandorum’ draws on any number of previous sci-fi films from ‘Aliens’ to ‘Event Horizon’ to ‘Ghosts of Mars’ to ‘Serenity’, taking chunks out of each to present in a workman like fashion that quickly denigrates into tedium. It takes next to no effort at all to guess exactly where the convoluted storyline is headed, although by the end I really didn’t care what happened.

‘Pandorum’ has a 27% rotten rating at Rotten Tomatoes from 67 reviews. It grossed $13.3 million at the box office against a production budget of $40 million.

Review posted 15 December 2009


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