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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

[4.50/10] Pandorum (2009)


Pandorum (2009)

Short review: "Pandorum"'s story isn't actually bad, but it is told in such utter darkness with such frenetic camera work that it is often impossible to follow exactly what's going on. Add to this dialogue which is often incomprehensible in the middle of sudden ear-splitting noises, and a sequence of obstacles which exist, video game-style, for no other purpose than simply to be another obstacle... and some elements of "Pandorum" become annoying. The film is only intermittently scary. Indeed, the flesh feasting mutants provide a clear and present danger to our heroes and they amount to worthwhile adversaries. Unfortunately, since they can no more communicate their ideas in English than Manh can, they are one-dimensional and exist for the shock factor. "Pandorum" has a lot going for it, but Alvert and Milloy's poor storytelling skills undercut their best efforts.

  • My Rating: 4.50/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 27% (4.2/10)
  • IMDb: 7.1/10

2 comments:

Melissa Bradley said...

I am going to watch this tonight so I was interested in what you had to say before I started.

Nebular said...

Mel, usually I'm a sucker for monster flicks, but as much as I remember I was really pissed of by this one. A decent idea, poorly-executed. We shall see if you agree with me or not. :)