History Film / Pandorum

2nd Jan '18 5:25:35 AM lakingsif
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* SpaceIsolationHorror: A crewman awaking from suspended animation to find the ship he's on in dire straits, and trying to puzzle out exactly what the hell happened. [[spoiler: Bonus points for occurring on a spaceship ''that landed in the ocean and sank,'' making it an example of both types.]]
27th Oct '17 8:48:57 AM ErikModi
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* SuperCellReception: Averted, the first thing damaged in Bower's misadventures is his radio, cutting him off from his MissionControl Payton. [[spoiler:And allowing Payton to go MissionControlOffItsMeds when Gallo shows up.]]

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* SuperCellReception: Averted, the first thing damaged in Bower's misadventures is his radio, cutting him off from his MissionControl Payton. [[spoiler:And allowing Payton to go MissionControlOffItsMeds MissionControlIsOffItsMeds when Gallo shows up.]]
27th Oct '17 8:39:38 AM ErikModi
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* SuperCellReception: Averted, the first thing damaged in Bower's misadventures is his radio, cutting him off from his MissionControl Payton. [[spoiler:And allowing Payton to go MissionControlOffItsMeds when Gallo shows up.]]
27th Oct '17 8:34:40 AM ErikModi
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** Bower repeatedly falls from various heights onto hard surfaces.

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** Bower repeatedly falls from various heights onto hard surfaces.surfaces, not to mention being thrown around by the Hunters. He doesn't have so much as a limp by the end of the film. It should be noted, all these surfaces are ''solid metal''.


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** Even the other survivors with Bower take some rather extreme punishment, including Nadia getting stabbed at least once, and all seem to just walk it off.
27th Oct '17 8:32:13 AM ErikModi
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* LetsFightLikeGentlemen: Combined with ItCanThink. When the Hunter Leader corner a weaponless Manh, who puts up his dukes to try and take on the stronger, faster, and armed monster, the Hunter throws Manh a spear.
27th Oct '17 8:27:38 AM ErikModi
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* HamToHamCombat: Payton VS Gallo. Cam Gigandet really hams it up as he yells most of his taunts, and Dennis Quaid more than matches him as it goes on.

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* HamToHamCombat: Payton VS Gallo. Cam Gigandet really hams it up as he yells most of his taunts, and Dennis Quaid more than matches him as it goes on. Though Dennis Quaid's initial response to the Ham is cool, calm, and collected, he starts firing back with his own Ham after awhile, [[spoiler:foreshadowing Gallo and Payton are the same person.]]
27th Oct '17 8:25:22 AM ErikModi
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* {{Fanservice}}: Ben Foster, Dennis Quaid and Cam Gigandet each make their first appearances nearly fully naked - the former giving his abs plenty of focus.

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* {{Fanservice}}: Ben Foster, Dennis Quaid and Cam Gigandet each make their first appearances nearly fully naked - the former giving his abs plenty of focus. On the flip side, Nadia wears a leather vest and very tight, very ragged tank top, and has to take the vest off a ''lot''.
27th Oct '17 8:22:39 AM ErikModi
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** [[spoiler: Manh]] gets killed by the Hunter kid they didn't kill when they had the chance.

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** [[spoiler: Manh]] gets killed by the Hunter kid they didn't kill when they had the chance. For double irony, [[spoiler:he was the one who wanted to kill it and the others stopped him, but when he sees the kid again, he says his hand.]] The kid does not.
27th Oct '17 8:17:00 AM ErikModi
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* AirVentPassageway: Used at the beginning (to get out of the hypersleep chamber) rather than later on to escape as per usual.

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* AirVentPassageway: Used at the beginning (to get out of the hypersleep chamber) rather than later on to escape as per usual. The film gets full mileage out of the claustrophobia, disorientation, and the fact that these were never meant to be traversed.
28th Oct '16 4:09:05 AM fearlessnikki
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%%* ActionSurvivor: Bower.

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%%* * ActionSurvivor: Bower.Nadia was a scientist aboard the ship but she has learned to survive the creatures. Bower becomes one as well through his experiences on the ship.



* TheArk

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* TheArkTheArk: The Elysium carries enough people and supplies to start a colony on another planet.



* BraidsOfAction: Manh has his long hair braided. Rather sensibly, the braid is tucked into the back of his clothes preventing ByTheHair.



%%* CruelTwistEnding: The ending, and ''several others''.

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%%* * CruelTwistEnding: [[spoiler: Payton is really the older Gallo, and he murdered the crew. The ending, and ''several others''.Elysium has been on Tanis for hundreds of years, stuck underwater. The creatures are actually the descendants of the original crew members, who evolved to adjust to the new situation.]]



%%* DeathBySighOfRelief: [[spoiler:Manh, Leland]]

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%%* DeathBySighOfRelief: [[spoiler:Manh, Leland]]* DeathBySighOfRelief:
** [[spoiler: Manh hesitates when confronted with a Hunter child - who then promptly slits his throat while his guard is down]].
** [[spoiler: Leland makes it to the bridge away from the Hunters - only for Payton to stab him in the eye]].



* {{Fanservice}}: Ben Foster, Dennis Quaid and Cam Gigandet each make their first appearances nearly fully naked - the former giving his abs plenty of focus.



%%* HamToHamCombat: Payton VS Gallo.

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%%* * HamToHamCombat: Payton VS Gallo.Gallo. Cam Gigandet really hams it up as he yells most of his taunts, and Dennis Quaid more than matches him as it goes on.



%%* HopeSpot

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%%* HopeSpot* HopeSpot: The reactor has been fixed and most of the survivors are safe, with Gallo locked in a cryotube for his own good. [[spoiler: Then Payton remembers that ''he'' is really Gallo, and undergoes a FaceHeelTurn]].



%%** Leland.

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%%** Leland.** Leland ties Bower, Nadia and Manh up preparing to eat them.



* {{Irony}}: The crew on the Eden ship were all killed when the deranged captain ejected their pods into space. [[spoiler: The same thing happens to the crew of the Elysium - but this sends them to survival, since they're underwater on Tanis]].



%%* JekyllAndHyde: [[spoiler: Payton and Gallo]].

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%%* * JekyllAndHyde: [[spoiler: Payton and Gallo]].Gallo. Payton would be the Jekyll persona - the responsible and considerate authority figure. Once Gallo takes over, he fits the Hyde persona to the letter]].



%%* LostColony: The ship.

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%%* * LostColony: The ship.ship is a 'Noah's Ark' full of colonists and supplies to start a colony on a new planet. But it's hundreds of years after they were supposed to land on said planet, and no one knows what diverted the mission.



* MeaningfulName: Pandorum = Paranoia+Delirium, along with being a likely nod to PandorasBox.

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* MeaningfulName: MeaningfulName:
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Pandorum = Paranoia+Delirium, along with being a likely nod to PandorasBox.



%%* MindScrew: Things happen, but the work never explains how they are connected. Though there are hints.

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%%* ** The character with the last name Sheppard becomes a SacrificalLamb to demonstrate how brutal the Hunters are.
* MessyHair: Nadia's hair is damp and a mess of tangles. Given that she's been awake for around six months, it's likely she's barely had any chances to actually wash.
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MindScrew: Things happen, but [[spoiler: Gallo tries to convince Bower that the work never explains how they Hunters are connected. Though there just figments of his imagination, brought on by the effects of Pandorum. However it's pretty clear that the creatures are hints.indeed real]].



* NoNameGiven: Creator/AntjeTraue, Cung Le, and Eddie Rouse's characters. The credits reveal their names to be Nadia, Mahn, and Leland.

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* NoNameGiven: Creator/AntjeTraue, Cung Le, and Eddie Rouse's characters. The credits reveal their names to be Nadia, Mahn, and Leland. It's entirely possible that Nadia doesn't remember her own name at all.



%%* [[RaceAgainstTheClock Reactor Core Finale]]

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%%* [[RaceAgainstTheClock Reactor Core Finale]]* RaceAgainstTheClock: Bower has to reset the reactor before a total power shutdown kills everyone on the ship.



* RealityIsUnrealistic: Some of the criticisms against the movies were this. Some complain that the Hunters looked too much like the Crawlers from TheDescent and accuse the film of being lazy. However, this criticism overlooks the fact that [[spoiler: like the crawlers the hunters are morlocks archetypes, as they evolved to adapt to the dark thus have troglofauna characteristics like pale skin.]]

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* RealityIsUnrealistic: Some of the criticisms against the movies were this. Some complain that the Hunters looked too much like the Crawlers from TheDescent ''Film/TheDescent'' and accuse the film of being lazy. However, this criticism overlooks the fact that [[spoiler: like the crawlers the hunters are morlocks archetypes, as they evolved to adapt to the dark thus have troglofauna characteristics like pale skin.]]



* 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.]] This implies of that the cannibalism is part of tradation.]]

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* RewatchBonus: RewatchBonus:
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[[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.]] This implies of that the cannibalism is part of tradation.]]


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** You'll notice that Payton automatically knows Gallo is a corporal without him saying anything. Gallo automatically knows everything that Payton does about Bower in their subsequent scenes.
** [[spoiler: Shortly before TheReveal, Gallo angrily addresses Payton as a "corporal" and Payton doesn't correct him]].


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* TokenTrio: Bower (white man), Manh (Asian man) and Nadia (white woman) fill the bill. Nadia is also German, to add an extra bit of tokenism.
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