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Pandorum (2009)

R  |   |  Action, Horror, Mystery  |  25 September 2009 (USA)
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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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André Hennicke ...
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Insane Officer 'Eden' (as Niels Bruno Schmidt)
Asia Luna Mohmand ...
Childhunter (as Luna Mohmand)
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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)  »

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Пандорум  »

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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The child hunter is played by Asia Luna Mohmand, daughter of the director, Christian Alvart. See more »

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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 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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Pandorum is an Amazingly Original and Mesmerizing.
26 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Pandorum is an amazingly original and crafty sci-fi/horror film. The premise is well thought out and the script delivers bang on from the opening scene to the end. This movie grabs you like a vice right from the start, and never releases until the final credits. The mise-en-scene is beautifully dark and realistic, against the juxtaposition of human beings waking up in a ship without memories of who they are or their mission. The audience explores with the two crew members unraveling the mystery. There are many twists in this film and it's hard to find words without spoiling…so just go see it…you won't be disappointed.

In my opinion, this is the best sci-fi/horror film to hit the major screens since Alien. I viewed Pandorum on Friday, and then Surrogates on Saturday, and without question, Pandorum is a superior film. Pandorum has it all, from dark scenes, fast moving monsters, isolation…it's all there and more. In fact, I haven't felt this much realistic isolation and since Carpenter's 'The Thing'. Yes, I loved this movie! It's definitely one you want to see plastered on the big screen.


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