1969. man lands on the moon. world population = 3.6 billion.
2000. kelper telescope is launched to search for earth-like planets. world population = 6.76 billion
2153. paleo-17 space probe lands on planet “tanis”world population = 24.34 billion
food and water shortage are commonplace.
2174. the battle for earth’s limited resources reaches its boiling point. spacecraft “elysium” is launched.

pandorum tells the story of spaceship “elysium” after the existence of planet earth. elysium carries 60,000 passengers to a new planet called “tanis”, a new home for human. corporal bower wakes up from hyper-sleep with no recollection of where he is or what he is supposed to do. he is unable to contact anyone and access the ship’s bridge. as he searches through the ship he finds lieutenant payton who also just wakes up from hyper-sleep. together they must figure the way out before it is too late. they soon find that they are not the only persons who are strolling around this ship.

pandorum is a sci-fi space horror film with captivating plot. it could have been a good sci-fi thriller, but they chose to make it a horror film by adding ugly monsters which made me feel like watching space version of predator. furthermore, one on one duel fight scene was more interesting in the 90s.

★★★★☆ acting
★★★★☆ actors/casting
★★☆☆☆ story
★★☆☆☆ music/sound effect
★★★☆☆ direction/composition
★★★☆☆ overall

movie: pandorum | director: christian alvart | release: 2000

2010.01.24



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