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A pair of crew members aboard a spaceship wake up with no knowledge of their mission or their identities.

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Storyline

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? With Lt. Payton staying behind to guide him via radio transmitter, Cpl. Bower ventures deep into the ship and begins to uncover a terrifying reality. Slowly the spacecraft's shocking, deadly secrets are revealed...and the astronauts find their own survival is more important than they could ever have imagined. Written by Overture Films

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Don't fear the end of the world. Fear what happens next.


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Rated R for strong horror violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 September 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pandorum - L'universo parallelo  »

Box Office

Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£346,097 (UK) (2 October 2009)

Gross:

$10,326,062 (USA) (13 November 2009)
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First movie to have brothers Ben Foster and Jon Foster work together. They share a scene in which Jon Foster wakes up to a nightmare as a nameless passenger and Ben Foster as Bower can't save him. See more »

Goofs

While being halfway through shaving (with some sort of laser razor), Bower gets interrupted by a tremor. In the next wide shot he appears to be suddenly done shaving, but he's simply finished and this is a "jump cut" to condense time. See more »

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[first lines]
Recorded Voice: You're all that's left of us. Good luck, God bless, and godspeed.
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The studio logo segues into space. See more »

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Referenced in Elysium (2013) See more »

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Has Potential to Become a Classic in the Future
15 May 2010 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In 2174, the natural resources of Earth are exhausted and the spacecraft Elysium is launched to the planet Tanis in the last hope of mankind. Due to the long travel, the crew-members are divided in teams that travel in extended hyper-sleep, rotating in shifts along the trip. When Corporal Bower (Ben Foster) from Flight Team 5 wakes up due to a malfunctioning of his chamber, he is disoriented and with amnesia. But sooner he realizes that the reactor is not working and provoking power surges in the ship. Then Lieutenant Payton (Dennis Quaid) also awakes and they find that they are locked in a room but the access door to the bridge is not reactivated. Bower moves through the ventilation trunk trying to open the door from outside. Sooner he discovers that there is some weird threatening life form in the ship and running is always the best option to survive. When he meets the biologist Nadia (Antje Traue) and the strong farmer Manh (Cung Le), they team up trying to reach the reactor and save their lives. Meanwhile, Payton rescues Corporal Gallo in the room, but the menace of the paranoid Pandorum psychological trauma seems to be affecting Gallo.

"Pandorum" is a surprisingly great sci-fi with potential to become a classic in the future. The claustrophobic and complex story recalls "The Descent" in at least two scenes, but it is original and very well developed. The final twist is a great surprise and the advantage of the DVD is the facility the viewer has to repeat the explanation to fully understand the plot. The only imbecile scene is when Nadja holds Manh in the moment that he is going to kill a creature telling that the it is a child. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Pandorum"


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