Written by: alex1176
Personally, I have no idea why "Pandorum" got such high ratings on this site. I saw it on Halloween '09 at my local "Dollar House" theater and thought it was quite terrible, even laughable. After the movie ended, I wondered if it would ever be shown on a "Mystery Science Theater" episode. I'm not sure if MST 3000 still airs, but if it does, then "Pandorum" would be the perfect movie for the crew to make fun of.
Seriously, the movie stars Dennis Quaid and Ben Foster as two astronauts who wake up from a "cryofreeze" deep sleep seriously confused. They eventually discover they're on a gigantic "ark" spaceship chartered for uninhabited planet. However, most of the passengers are either asleep or killed (from what I can remember) and the two men find themselves warring with a crazed faction of cannibals (that look like "Gears of War" rejects) who also somehow woke up.
If I'm wrong in the details, you have to forgive. It's all silly anyway and there's only more of that dreck if you decide to watch it. Good luck in actually "watching" it. The movie is shot in dark corridors and features gonzo fights, but I recall I wasn't able to decipher anything since it's so dark. Somehow, Quaid and Foster manage to keep straight faces all throughout the movie. Actually, alot of the time I was straining to hear Foster since he whispers alot of his lines. Between this, "Horseman" and "G.I. Joe", I have no idea where Quaid's future in movies lies. I'm thinking he's bored of "acting" and just wants big paychecks. I dunno.
"Pandorum" (the title refers to a serum that leads to delusions of granduer, I think) is a pretty bad movie. It makes "Resident Evil" look like a masterpiece. If you to watch a silly "b" movie, it's worth a look. But prepare to make fun of it if you want to have an enjoyable experience. For me, "Pandorum" is quite ponderous.