YMMV / Pandorum

  • Broken Base: Some viewers think the pacing of the film is slow, while others view it as rather fast.
  • Critical Backlash: The critics were mostly mixed or negative about Pandorum and it failed at box office (though this was mostly due to many people not hearing about it), but as shown by the IMDB and Netflix ratings, many people see it as an actually good film, and others even consider it as one of the best films of the genre in years.
  • Cult Classic: It flopped at the Box Office due to low promotion, and got mixed reviews from critics. Fans are growing every year and it's viewed as a very underrated sci-fi horror.
  • Ham and Cheese: Cam Gigandet is clearly having a lot of fun portraying a mad Pandorum sufferer.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: A ship named Elysium as an ill-fated salvation for humanity. Fast forward a few years and the next famous Elysium would fare a little better.
  • Narm Charm: One would think that Dennis Quaid's...erm...'emphatic' delivery of the "I SAID STAND DOWN, CORPORAL!" would incite raucous laughter, but the tone of the rest of the movie has a very subductive effect upon one's sense of humor.
  • Older Than They Think: There are a lot people that think this movie is a rip off of Dead Space but little do they know that Pandorum began filming in August of 2008 before Dead Space's release. It also helps that Pandorum is viewed by some as a Spiritual Successor to Event Horizon, which came out well before either.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Norman Reedus has a small role as a man called Sheppard who gets quickly eaten by the Hunters.
  • Special Effects Failure: When the reactor is set off, it's rather dodgy CGI.
  • They Copied It, So It Sucks: See the Dead Space example above. Also a few people complained that the Hunters looked too similar to the Crawlers from The Descent.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: Some great uses of lighting and filters to create a sense of claustrophobia - not to mention a brilliantly designed set.
  • World of Symbolism: The film makes tons of references to Dante's Inferno.
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