Friday, June 01, 2012


Pandorum is a 2009 science fiction film starring Dennis Quaid and Ben Foster. Christian Alvart directs. We liked this one. The Husband said the degree of violence was manageable for him. The Younger Son and I were pleased with the lack of intrusive, gaping plot holes. (We've got questions about those monsters, but...) This was enjoyable, and reminded us a bit of various generation ship concepts we've come across in books.


Moria says, "The use of science-fiction tropes proves to be intelligent rather than stupid or cliched." EW gives it a C+ and asks, "how brazenly can one film rip off Alien, I Am Legend, and, somewhat oddly, The Poseidon Adventure?" Combustible Celluloid gives it 3 out of 4 stars and calls it "an intensely effective sci-fi chiller". Time Out gives it 2 out of 5 stars and says, "the dystopian premise is deftly set up, while the denouement pulls off not one but two neat twists." It's got a 27% rating at Rotten Tomatoes. Metacritic gives it 28 out of 100.

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