Worth seeing???



Hey guys,

Is Pandorum worth paying ten bucks to see in the theatre? The movie looks kind of cool, but you can never really tell with flicks like this. . .

Is this the Event Horizon of 2009, or just something I should wait to rent on DVD?

What say you?

26 commentaires:

Anonymous said...

See it! I saw it last night. Best sci-fi film of the year. Hands down. Suck it, District 9. A lot of fun, good twist. If you liked sci-fi movies like Sunshine, Aliens, Event Horizon this one is just as good. Great atmosphere, better acting then you'll get in most films like this, Ben Foster and Dennis Quaid are very good. There are a lot of twists and they all make sense, and the ending actually works and is worth it. This is the little sleeper sci-fi film to see this fall.

-Marten

Alec said...

Ummmmm.... no.

Wait for the DVD.

Anonymous said...

"Is this the Event Horizon of 2009, or just something I should wait to rent on DVD?"

So Event Horizon was worth seeing at the cinema then? I thought that film was pretty naff. :S

Jessica said...

Well I don't know if it's good but there's one way to find out.
It sure looks good though.
As for Event Horizon I loved that movie.

Jebus said...

Event Horizon was the dog's bollocks (and not in a good way) and this looks like it could be going the same route. If you wanna see a good sci-fi film this year then go see "Moon" which is all kinds of awesome.

Also, $10 for a movie? Man those were the days. Here in Oz it's $17 and climbing every few months, it's bloody atrocious.

Roland said...

Dunno about Event Horizon (don't remember it well enough), but it is definitely the Alien of 2009. Accidentally, it is also the horror of 2009 and the Science Fiction of 2009. Utterly amazing, darkly claustrophobic, schizofrenic and almost unbearably intense. I loved it and I plan on seeing it again in a few days. And maybe even a third time.

Tree Frog said...

Go see the Tucker Max movie - I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell.

It's a very, very solid movie and one that came off as very real in terms of on-screen chemistry between friends and the nature of the story itself.

What's weird about the reviews it's getting is that the reviewers are either giving it a 90 or 100% or 0 and 10% (RottenTomatoes). There doesn't seem to be much of a middle ground.

I personally gave it a 90% and think you'd like it.

Roland said...

This is very relevant to Pat's question...

baby cribs said...

It looks like it is a good watch! I can't wait to have my own copy.

pdxtrent said...

I saw it the other day, and thought it was great. It avoids the blood and guts for gratuity, and goes for on the edge of your seat squirming.
I also think the ending is pefect. Finally a scifi flick where I don't think the ending was a sellout.

Dawfydd said...

I'd say go see it.
I caught it on Friday with a mate and we both found it quite enjoyable, with plenty of decent shocks and two great performances from Quaid and Foster.

It doesn't have an original bone in it's body (well, maybe one...), but still not a bad way to spend just shy of two hours.

(I must confess though, my tolerance for films has gone up in recent years as I pay a flat rate each month for an Unlimited card with one of the cinema chains, which means after the first film and a half, everything else is a bonus....)

Anonymous said...

Its a well made flick, with a decent storyline as well, hopefully they'll make a sequel to it as well in the future.

Gilgamesh said...

I saw it 2 days ago and I really enjoyed it. Even though the storyline borders the classic, the movie is well executed and has a great pace. It's mysterious enough and pretty scary. In an era where horror unfortunately means mutilation, gore and blood, I kinda welcome these movies that create a jumpy atmosphere.
So, yes, you should see it. :)

Martin said...

I'd say avoid this movie like the plague. It's a re-hash of Event Horizon, Aliens and Resident Evil. I guess it's worth a rental, but 10$, no way. Put your money on Zombieland instead.

And to whoever said that it's better than District 9, what you did is comparing a shit pudding (Pandorum) with a creme brulée (District 9)

Jan said...

I thought it was quite redundant and not all that good as a movie.

Pretty much agree with Noah Antwiler's review:

http://www.spoonyexperiment.com/2009/09/29/vlog-9-29-09-pandorum/

Droidprogrammer said...

Screw this movie, go see Zombieland

Roland said...

No, actually comparing Pandorum to District 9 is like comparing a REALLY good genre movie to pretentious and boring pseudopostmodern drag with gipsy aliens...

Roland said...

So, uhm, did you go see it?

Patrick said...

Just saw it. . .

Oh fuck, it was just awful. . .

Roland said...

Dude, seriously. You sure it was the same movie? :p

Martin said...

Don't say I didn't try to warn you Pat!

Roland's Not-so-naff Brother said...

Give us the full review, Pat. Just how awful was it? In what ways was it awful? Give us the dish, brother.

Patrick said...

Basically, we thought it was bad all the way through.

I went to see it with two co-workers, and we just looked at one another when the lights came on, our faces filled with incredulity and mild disgust at having squandered 10$ on such a crappy movie...

Emperor said...

I enjoyed this movie greatly. Great twist at the end. Definately fun, combining elements of horror and Spec-Fic/Sci-Fic.

dining room set said...

I haven't seen it! It looks good but I think I will wait for the DVD.

Dining Table Guy said...

I'm going to wait for the DVD...