The people who are bad mouthing the film are people
who don’t like science fiction to begin with. The people who are parroting “oh, it’s just over used scifi plot devices and blah blah blah”, don’t have any idea what they’re talking about.The overarching mystery kept me glued to the screen and despite everything I guessed, the ending fooled me, which is always a nice bonus for a film.As sci-fi movies go, Pandorum is one of the more original you will find. Despite taking more than a few cues from the Alien franchise, this art house
feature delivers so much freshness and punch (much like District 9); it can restore even the more cynical person’s faith in Hollywood. The camera work in the action scenes is the same as the first couple of alien films, lots of moving shots and cool angles done really well. The movie is not cheap in its presentation. The sets are well done and the atmosphere in each scene well created.