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Pandorum (2009)

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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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Insane Officer 'Eden' (as Niels Bruno Schmidt)
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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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25 September 2009 (USA)  »

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Пандорум  »

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$33,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,424,126 (USA) (25 September 2009)

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$10,326,062 (USA) (13 November 2009)
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The name of the ship, 'Elysium', means a place or state of perfect happiness. In Greek mythology, the preferred heroes of the gods were transported to Elysium, their final resting place at the ends of the Earth. This is a figurative interpretation of the journey to Tanis, the Earth-like planet considered to be the paradise for the "chosen". See more »

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The characters didn't take the time to detect whether the downward force that allowed them to walk on the ship's floors was the ship's artificial gravity or that of the planet they landed on. The difference should have been measurable with a simple stepping on a scale. 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 initial end credits intersperse with interiors of the Elysium. As well as some slight video static with the scrolling credits. See more »

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A good Sci-fi Scary movie
28 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have to say this movie was better than I expected. If you liked Aliens and Resident Evil...this is like both of those movies got together and had a sequel. Well not quite, but the story was good and had no gaping holes in it. The acting was good without going over the top.

I loved the way this movie started; guy wakes up from hyper-sleep…his memory is not fully functional, he knows things are not right and has to save the day.

I thought the story was great in that they did not over-explain everything like they have in so many sci-fi movies. The mid plot line was very good never found myself asking "what the hell are you doing", and the ending was very good without being so trivially expected.

Of course Dennis Quaid is a great actor but I really liked watching Ben Foster. He was one of the best actors in 3:10 to Yuma.

Special effects were good but did not need to be over the top because the story was solid. Worth the price of admission.


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