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
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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