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Pandorum (2009)

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Two crew members of a spaceship wake up from hypersleep to discover that all their colleagues are missing. Despite this, it appears that they are not alone.

Director:

Christian Alvart

Writers:

Travis Milloy (screenplay), Travis Milloy (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Quaid ... Payton
Ben Foster ... Bower
Cam Gigandet ... Gallo
Antje Traue ... Nadia
Cung Le ... Manh
Eddie Rouse ... Leland
Norman Reedus ... Shepard
André Hennicke ... Hunter Leader (as André M. Hennicke)
Friederike Kempter Friederike Kempter ... Evalon
Niels-Bruno Schmidt ... Insane Officer 'Eden' (as Niels Bruno Schmidt)
Asia Luna Mohmand Asia Luna Mohmand ... Childhunter (as Luna Mohmand)
Delphine Chuillot ... Young Bower's Mother
Wotan Wilke Möhring ... Young Bower's Father
Julian Rappe Julian Rappe ... Young Bower
Domenico D'Ambrosio Domenico D'Ambrosio ... Wounded Officer 'Eden'
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

'Pandorum' is the first film in a proposed trilogy, but it is doubtful the sequels will ever see the light of day due to the first film's low box-office performance. See more »

Goofs

In the suit of one of Eden's crew members it reads Kreska, however, in his respective hibernation chamber it reads Kresca, with C. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Recorded Voice: You're all that's left of us. Good luck, God bless, and godspeed.
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Crazy Credits

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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References The Descent (2005) See more »

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Go a little easier on it and you will enjoy it
5 August 2019 | by kuarinofuSee all my reviews

While I can't call Pandorum a hidden gem for a couple of reasons, I still enjoyed it the first time I saw it and maybe enjoyed it a little less re-watching it now.

The best thing about this film is that it keeps you guessing. You can relate to the main character since you are as eager to know what is going on as he is.

And while the film gives you an interesting take on exploration and colonization, character and plot inconsistencies is what drags this movie down a little. It feels like the writer was a little inexperienced or had too many ideas he wanted to implement. This starts to show in the third act.

I do recommend you to see this at least once. It may not feel on par with 2019 sci-fi standards in terms of production quality (for ex., some of the ship's interiors resemble a still mill), but this is kind of a thing you should expect from a moderately budgeted movie.


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Germany | UK | USA

Language:

English | Vietnamese | German

Release Date:

25 September 2009 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,424,126, 27 September 2009

Gross USA:

$10,330,853

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,648,328
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS (uncredited)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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