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September 25, 2009

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Randal Swaog

This has not plot holes, it just a bunch of set piece run from the doom/quake-ish monsters and repeat, with a serveral really lame and disjointed attempts to scrawl out a believe-able premise. At the end we never really know what happened, and who was responsible. It looked like they ran out of money, and said screw it, and just patched up what they had and shipped it.

Erik Solan

You know what? This movie was a lot of fun, good fiction, decent science, realistic characters and a real surprise over what I was expecting. (ending was great by the way, you just have to think a bit harder than most audience members are willing to invest) A lot of bad press, lack of press, and lackluster reviews had given me really low expectations going into this flick but it totally impressed me overall.
I think the biggest mistake most reviewers are making with this film is labelling it a monster film, because it's not. This is science fiction, an extrapolation of current events extended over a given timeline and creatively expounded upon possible outcomes. How great is it to wake up on a ship and not remember your name, your mission, even your purpose? The movie unfolds only as Bower (our protagonist) becomes aware, it's natural, keeps the tension and pacing tight, and it's a lot of fun. Some great set pieces and atmospheric lighting created some really neat claustrophobic effects. And the ship itself appears almost organic and sentient at times. Most of all, I love that the characters were intelligent, they did things that made sense while they were scurrying about the ship, struggling to save the dying heart of their vessel. Not once did I say, "you're an idiot for doing what you're about to do, stop that". After the film was over my friends and I sat and talked for an hour speculating how certain things could've come to be and where their race would go from here, it was great stuff. I was expecting a "C+" and I came out of the film feeling a strong "B+" which again is a great surprise, highly recommend and have shown it to three other friends so far who've all really enjoyed it.

Lamarq

I dissagree with you and all the other critics on so many levels, its not even funny.

One might think that these so called "critics" know what they're talking about, but reviews like these on pandorum leaves me in doubt.

Pandorum is one of the best sci-fi thrillers i've seen, the ordience gave it high ratings aswell.B+
While these "real" critics thought the movie was rubbish.It made me realise that they're just humans, their education was a timewaste.They haver learned nothing.

I will never trust a critic opinion ever again, rating such a good movie this low.
There are so many crap movies, and out of these, you think this is bad?
Unbelieveable.

I cannot fathom the stupidity.The real rating is about B+ to A- .


Jeremiah king

Very good movie, despite bad reviews. This movie was very different, and interesting, I don't know why it got bad reviews, the critics can shove their thumbs up their asses, this film rocked!

tinc

Just saw it today for the first time. I had heard it got bad reviews too, but thought I would give it a shot anyway. I LOVED it! What is wrong with these reviewers? Good plot, interesting characters, some gore, good suspense, and GREAT ending. Non-sci-fi people should NOT be reviewing these types of films. Like the previous comment, strong B+.

Kyle Young

Uh, you do realize that Event Horizon was rip-off of Disney's The Black Hole and Solaris? Pandorum can be described as an allegory of The Divine Comdey and Hesiod's "Works and Days"(degradation of the human condition) and there are references to the peoms in the film. Hence the title which is derived from Pandora and Pandemonium. Plus I really don't see holes in the script. I give this movie a B.

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