Very rarely do we see a truly original Sci-Fi/Horror film in the style of "Alien" (1979) or even "Event Horizon" (1996, if anybody remembers that one?). "Pandorum" is truly an intense Sci-Fi/Horror movie with plenty of tension and horrors both physical and psychological! Bower (Ben Foster) awakens from suspended animation on the massively, huge spacecraft of Elysium with no memory of who he is or why he's there or how long they've been asleep. Soon he meets Payton (Dennis Quaid) who is supposedly in a similar situation, they try to make sense of the confusion when they soon realize they are not alone on the ship as a strange and vicious race of creatures have been hunting them. Together with a handful of survivors they try to stay alive and find some answers.
The massive spaceship makes for an incredibly dark and claustrophobic setting for this suspenseful and frightening movie. The hunter/aliens are truly original and terrifying, even their kids are frightening! Ben Foster, who has been coming up in movies recently ("X-Men 3", "30 Days of Night", "3:10 to Yuma") gives an outstanding performance as the unlikely hero. And even Dennis Quaid makes for an especially creepy character.
This movie got a very small following and limited release, but this is truly a unique film experience that unfortunately went under the radar as it were., This is definitely a must watch for any Sci-Fi or horror fan!