Pandorum (2009) Dennis Quaid, Ben Foster, Cam Gigandet, Antje Traue, Cung Le Movie Review

Pandorum (2009)   2/52/52/52/52/5

Dennis Quaid in Pandorum (2009)

In Space... Again

Bower (Ben Foster) and Payton (Dennis Quaid) having woken from hyper-sleep discover they are the only astronauts on the spacecraft. Worse than that is they are completely disorientated and have no memory as to why they are there. As Lt. Payton stays behind at the control center Bower heads to explore into the belly of the craft and restore power. But what Bower discovers puts them both in jeopardy but their survival of importance.

There are a lot of reviews of "Pandorum" which are eager to tell you what a good movie it is, I am glad the writers of those review had such an enthralling experience, I didn't. I didn't because no matter where the story went in "Pandorum" it felt like I had seen it before from the set up of amnesia after coming out of hyper-sleep to what is discovered lurking in the bell of the ship. I won't say what it is but I will say that it is as derivative as it sounds.

Maybe it is just me but watching Bower creep around the ship, dealing with the danger he discovers whilst slowly the back story to what has happened is filled in just didn't grip me. In fairness "Pandorum" is a nicely shot movie and the action sequences are decent if forgettable but action alone doesn't make a movie nor does ambiguous, anonymous characters as for me unless I can connect and understand character I struggle to be interested in their situation.

What this all boils down to is that "Pandorum" just didn't do it for me and ended up another modern movie which whilst clearly aiming to deliver a visual experience struggled to gain my interest.