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Pandorum (2009)

(R) 108 mins

Synopsis: Two crew members are stranded on a spacecraft and quickly – and horrifically – realize they are not alone. Two astronauts 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: Who are they? What is their mission?

Director: Christian Alvart 
Writers: Travis Milloy (screenplay), Travis Milloy (story), & Christian Alvart (story)
Stars: Dennis QuaidBen Foster and Cam Gigandet 
Best Boy Grip: Malte Kneib
CraigMakk (Free-View) I’m not sure what this movie was really trying to do. When it first started up, it literally looked like a SyFy-developed project. My first thought was, “Oh no, Ben Foster, what’re you doing with your career.” But as the movie played on, it got a little more interesting. Not enough to fully recommend the movie, mind you, but definitely enough to say that you won’t be totally angry if it’s on TV and you end up getting hooked in. The creatures are relatively creepy, but like all good monster movies, it’s about the horrors of humanity. And trust me, that’s not a spoiler. The very end is worth the price of admission (which  admittedly, is free) alone, and Ben Foster does what he does best while Dennis Quaid leaves you wishing for more Inner Space. Check it out, but don’t expect too much…there are much better space horror movies out there for you, like Spaceballs or Star Trek: The Voyage Home.


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2 responses to “Pandorum (2009)

  1. This write up of mine will explain what this movie was trying to do.

    • CraigMakk

      Wow. This was an incredibly deep and complex write-up of Pandorum as it relates to various mythologies, and I must admit that some of it was well outside my area of expertise. However, I definitely enjoyed reading it, and I feel significantly smarter for having read it. Thanks so much for your insight, and feel free to jump over and comment on our reviews more often, ODB!

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