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Fresh: a sci-fi scenario far less interested in exploring outer space than human interiors where the only 'aliens' are our own monstrous selves, just waiting to leap out of the atavistic shadows.
- Anton Bitel, Eye for Film, Thursday, June 24, 2010
Rotten: A gorgeous production design can't save the picture from trying too hard to dazzle with very little inspiration, and while Pandorum is easy to stare at, it can be a seriously punishing sit.
- Brian Orndorf, BrianOrndorf.com, Thursday, June 24, 2010
Rotten: As always, Foster sells the hell out of his role but non-sci-fi fans may well themselves be driven mad long before the end.
- Clark Collis, Entertainment Weekly, Sunday, September 27, 2009
I thought this was a solid alien sci fi movie. A little of Alien, a litttle Event Horizon, a little Resident Evil . .good stuff to me. While it may not be that good of a movie I enjoyed it to the end.
- jmanard52, Wednesday, January 20, 2010
This is similar to MANY movies: Eden Log, Event Horizon, the Alien series, the Pitch Black/Riddick series. Ghosts of Mars, but it retains its originality to a decent degree. The set design is AMAZING and the makeup is pretty damn impressive. The gore is quite awesome; whoever did the blood coloring really knows what's up. The CG is also beautifully done and impressive. The dialogue is solid but the main plotline is far from original or unpredictable (especially if you read scifi lit), with the only suspense being in moments of fight or flight. The ending throws several twists at the audience, twists that could easily delight or anger those unitiated into scifi lore. I really don't know why this flick got so much flack, being branded as a huge flop when it is actually enjoyable and well done.
- Stinger839, Sunday, September 5, 2010
Pandorum is an effective Horror film that many people compare to Event Horizon. Though the premise may be similar, this film provides a totally different storyline. The film boats effective tense moments and the cast does a fairly good job with a fairly decent screenplay, the idea of the film was was quite intriguing but kinda felt a bit flat. Ben Foster is a good actor, but he seems miscast in this role. Pandorum does have a few elements similar to Event Horizon (As the film was produced by Even Horizon director, Paul W.S Anderson) Pandorum is a very tense horror film as you try to understand what is lurking in the darkness of the abandoned ship. Halfway through the film, you definitely know, and it ain't pretty. Towards the last 40 minutes or so of the film, the script seems to tumble into different directions as it becomes more action packed. As far as Sci Fi horror films are concerned, the first two Alien films and Event Horizon are THE films to watch. Pandorum isn't bad, but it lacks something to make this a truly engrossing viewing experience. After a while you'll be a bit confused at whats going on screen. However theres a lot of Horror to offer the viewer and give you quite a few scares in the process.
- TheDudeLebowski65, Tuesday, August 24, 2010