History Film / Pandorum

1st Jan '16 7:09:35 PM jormis29
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* MeaningfulName: Pandorum = Paranoia+Delirium, along with being a likely nod to [[SealedEvilInACan Pandora's Box]].
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* MeaningfulName: Pandorum = Paranoia+Delirium, along with being a likely nod to [[SealedEvilInACan Pandora's Box]].PandorasBox.
30th Dec '15 11:57:06 PM jormis29
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** Tanis (''Elysium's'' destination) was said to be the resting place of the Ark of the Covenant.
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** Tanis (''Elysium's'' destination) was said to be the resting place of the Ark of the Covenant.TheArkOfTheCovenant.
22nd Oct '15 2:04:50 PM Wyvern76
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* EarnYourHappyEnding: Most of the sympathetic characters get killed off, but in the end [[spoiler:Gallo is defeated, the Hunters are killed, and Bower and Nadia manage to escape, along with the surviving colonists, to begin a new life on Tanis.]]
9th Sep '15 7:05:41 AM MagBas
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* HateDumb: Of the "Everything is the same" type. Some people criticized this movie for the Hunters being similar to the Crawlers from the Film/TheDescent. They seem to be rather ignorant of the fact that The Crawlers are based heavily on TheMorlocks trope.
20th Aug '15 11:50:29 AM ManOfSin
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**[[spoiler: While they are making there way to Nadia's lab you can see water dripping from the ceiling. Hints that the ship is not in space.]]
19th Aug '15 9:00:10 PM ManOfSin
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* RewatchBonus: [[spoiler: The drawings of the Hunter's insane ancestors are shown to be hanging people with her stomach cut open, similar to what their descendants do earlier in the film. This implies of that the cannibalism is part of tradation.]]
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* RewatchBonus: [[spoiler: [[http://i.imgur.com/2MGbZZQ.jpg The drawings of the Hunter's insane ancestors are shown to be hanging people with her stomach cut open, similar to what their descendants do earlier in the film. film.]] This implies of that the cannibalism is part of tradation.]]
19th Aug '15 8:53:32 PM ManOfSin
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* RewatchBonus: [[spoiler: The drawings of the Hunter's insane ancestors are shown to be hanging people with her stomach cut open, similar to what their descendants do earlier in the film. This implies of that the cannibalism is part of tradation.]]
16th Aug '15 10:45:17 PM Odon
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* NoOSHACompliance: Played with. The vehicle is surprisingly structurally secure given [[DiabolusExMachina all the things it's been through]]. It doesn't however have good signage, and no clear routes between important areas of the spaceship - such as the flight deck and the reactor core. And the {{Escape Pod}}s can be ejected into space by a single crewmember, instead of a system (as in nuclear launch silos) where two people have to work in conjunction.
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* NoOSHACompliance: Played with. The vehicle is surprisingly structurally secure given [[DiabolusExMachina all the things it's been through]]. It doesn't however have good signage, and no clear routes between important areas of the spaceship - such as the flight deck and the reactor core. And the {{Escape Pod}}s can be ejected into space by a single crewmember, instead of a system (as in nuclear launch silos) where two people have to work in conjunction.TwoKeyedLock.

%%* OrderVersusChaos
11th Aug '15 9:05:41 PM Angeldeb82
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** Later, when Nadia comforts Bower when [[spoiler: he remembers that his wife left him and stayed on earth, disappearing along with it.]] * AdamAndEvePlot: Barely averted; at the end, it looks as though [[spoiler:Bower and Nadia]] are all that remains of humanity, until [[spoiler:other lifepods begin bobbing to the surface.]]
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** Later, when Nadia comforts Bower when [[spoiler: he remembers that his wife left him and stayed on earth, disappearing along with it.]] it]]. * AdamAndEvePlot: Barely averted; at the end, it looks as though [[spoiler:Bower and Nadia]] are all that remains of humanity, until [[spoiler:other lifepods begin bobbing to the surface.]]surface]].

* FaceYourFears: Bower conquers his claustrophobia by the end of the film.

* CannibalTribe: The Hunters [[spoiler: continuing what Gallo started with their ancestors as a cultural norm.]]
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* CannibalTribe: The Hunters [[spoiler: continuing what Gallo started with their ancestors as a cultural norm.]]norm]].

** [[spoiler: Payton]] has just given a MotiveRant full of crazy, and is trying to generate a FaceHeelTurn via BreakingSpeech. When he succeeds in goading his victim into firing off a wild shot, it cracks the glass and drowns him.
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** [[spoiler: Payton]] has just given a MotiveRant full of crazy, and is trying to generate a FaceHeelTurn via BreakingSpeech.BreakThemByTalking. When he succeeds in goading his victim into firing off a wild shot, it cracks the glass and drowns him.

* [[spoiler: EarthAllAlong: The ship was on Tanis the whole time, and hasn't been floating in space in centuries]].
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* [[spoiler: EarthAllAlong: The ship was on Tanis the whole time, and hasn't been floating in space in centuries]].centuries.]]

* EasterEgg: The drawings in Leland's lair depict [[spoiler: the cannibal's ancestors with electric sparks around their heads along with blood dripping from noses. Hinting that it was Pandorum that caused the cannibalism rather than the enyzme.]]
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* EasterEgg: The drawings in Leland's lair depict [[spoiler: the cannibal's ancestors with electric sparks around their heads along with blood dripping from noses. Hinting that it was Pandorum that caused the cannibalism rather than the enyzme.]]enyzme]].

* ForeShadowing:
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* ForeShadowing:FaceYourFears: Bower conquers his claustrophobia by the end of the film. * {{Foreshadowing}}:

* GaiasLament: The exposition at the beginning indicates that the battle over Earth's resources reached a fever pitch before the Elysium was launched. In one of Corporal Bower's flashbacks, we see him wearing a Plexiglas visor and a head-wrap to shield from a sand storm just a stone's throw away from the [[EiffelTowerEffect Brandenburg Gate]] in [[{{UsefulNotes/Germany}} Berlin.]]
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* GaiasLament: The exposition at the beginning indicates that the battle over Earth's resources reached a fever pitch before the Elysium was launched. In one of Corporal Bower's flashbacks, we see him wearing a Plexiglas visor and a head-wrap to shield from a sand storm just a stone's throw away from the [[EiffelTowerEffect Brandenburg Gate]] in [[{{UsefulNotes/Germany}} Berlin.]]Berlin]].

* MissionControl: Payton, using the radio and his hand-cranked control panel to help Bower on his mission to restart the reactor. Naturally, this leads directly into [[spoiler: MissionControlIsOffItsMeds when Payton succumbs to Pandorum.]]
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* MissionControl: Payton, using the radio and his hand-cranked control panel to help Bower on his mission to restart the reactor. Naturally, this leads directly into [[spoiler: MissionControlIsOffItsMeds when Payton succumbs to Pandorum.]]Pandorum]].

%%* MotiveRant - [[spoiler:Payton]] at the end of the film.
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%%* MotiveRant - MotiveRant: [[spoiler:Payton]] at the end of the film.

* NeverTrustATrailer: The trailers say that they are 500 million miles way from Earth but in the actual film they are way further. They also show [[spoiler: [[RedHerring Bower's wife on the ship]].]]
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* NeverTrustATrailer: The trailers say that they are 500 million miles way from Earth but in the actual film they are way further. They also show [[spoiler: [[RedHerring Bower's wife on the ship]].]]ship]]]].

* NoRangeLikePointBlankRange: The 'non-lethal' aspect of the riot gun only applies if you fire it from a reasonable distance away. If you shoot too close, [[YourHeadAsplode things get a little messy.]]
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* NoRangeLikePointBlankRange: The 'non-lethal' aspect of the riot gun only applies if you fire it from a reasonable distance away. If you shoot too close, [[YourHeadAsplode things get a little messy.]]messy]].

* RealityHasNoSubtitles: Manh speaks entirely in unsubtitled Vietnamese and [[HandSignals heavy pantomime]]. The few times Nadia speaks German, it's left to the audience [[BilingualBonus to figure out what she's saying.]]
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* RealityHasNoSubtitles: Manh speaks entirely in unsubtitled Vietnamese and [[HandSignals heavy pantomime]]. The few times Nadia speaks German, it's left to the audience [[BilingualBonus to figure out what she's saying.]]saying]].

* RoomFullOfCrazy: Leland's nest, and also alluded to in Payton's hallucinations. Leland's nest itself isn't particularly crazy in itself, so much as the "cave paintings" on the walls (stated by the director to have been made hundreds of years before Leland stumbled onto it) accurately represent horrifying secrets of what really happened on the ship.[[spoiler: Gallo driving the passengers insane and converting them into savage cannibals.]]
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* RoomFullOfCrazy: Leland's nest, and also alluded to in Payton's hallucinations. Leland's nest itself isn't particularly crazy in itself, so much as the "cave paintings" on the walls (stated by the director to have been made hundreds of years before Leland stumbled onto it) accurately represent horrifying secrets of what really happened on the ship. [[spoiler: Gallo driving the passengers insane and converting them into savage cannibals.]]

* TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler:Payton and Gallo are the same person]].
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* TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler:Payton and Gallo are the same person]].person.]]

** Nadia who thinks that the creatures are crew/passengers who have transformed, but that just doesn't add up for a couple of reasons and Bower calls out the first one: 1)None of them are affected and Leland has been awake for years. Later it's revealed that [[spoiler: Gallo has been awake for decades unchanged.]] But then on the other hand, we later find out that [[spoiler: over 900 years have passed since Earth was destroyed and Gallo started waking people up, so maybe enough generations passed for mutations to accumulate.]]
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** Nadia who thinks that the creatures are crew/passengers who have transformed, but that just doesn't add up for a couple of reasons and Bower calls out the first one: 1)None of them are affected and Leland has been awake for years. Later it's revealed that [[spoiler: Gallo has been awake for decades unchanged.]] unchanged]]. But then on the other hand, we later find out that [[spoiler: over 900 years have passed since Earth was destroyed and Gallo started waking people up, so maybe enough generations passed for mutations to accumulate.]] accumulate]].

** Specific details of the Hunters' origins are not given a straight answer, though there are hints that suggest they're [[spoiler: the descendants of crewmembers that became cannibals due to catching SpaceMadness. Over generations within the course of 900+ years they slowly adapted to the ship due to an enyzme, meant to jumpstart ecological evolution so they could adapt to minor differences in Tanis's atmosphere when they get there. Basically becoming Morlocks]]
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** Specific details of the Hunters' origins are not given a straight answer, though there are hints that suggest they're [[spoiler: the descendants of crewmembers that became cannibals due to catching SpaceMadness. Over generations within the course of 900+ years they slowly adapted to the ship due to an enyzme, meant to jumpstart ecological evolution so they could adapt to minor differences in Tanis's atmosphere when they get there. Basically becoming Morlocks]]Morlocks]].
8th Jun '15 10:45:22 AM Pete52
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** From what little viewers see of Earth in the flashbacks, it's clear that all was ''not'' well.
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** From what little viewers see of Earth in the flashbacks, it's clear that all was ''not'' well. It is later revealed that by 2153 the Earth's population had exploded to ''24.43 billion people'', resulting in a mass shortage of food and water.
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