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* SpecialEffectsFailure: When the reactor is set off, it's rather dodgy CGI.

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* SpecialEffectsFailure: When the reactor is set off, off killing the Hunters, it's rather dodgy CGI.


* RetroactiveRecognition: Norman Reedus has a small role as a man called Sheppard who gets quickly eaten by the Hunters.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Norman Reedus Creator/NormanReedus has a small role as a man called Sheppard who gets quickly eaten by the Hunters.


* CultClassic: Despite bombing and getting mixed reviews, it went on to generate a following. WebVideo/YourMovieSucksDotOrg recommended in a 2012 video among other horror films he considers underrated.

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* CultClassic: Despite bombing and getting mixed reviews, it went on to generate a following. WebVideo/YourMovieSucksDotOrg recommended it in a 2012 video among other horror films he considers underrated.


* CultClassic: To the point it is viewed by some as a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Film/EventHorizon''.

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* CultClassic: To the point Despite bombing and getting mixed reviews, it is viewed by went on to generate a following. WebVideo/YourMovieSucksDotOrg recommended in a 2012 video among other horror films he considers underrated.
* FriendlyFandoms: The fans of ''Film/EventHorizon'' are very welcoming to this film,
some as considering it a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Film/EventHorizon''.''Event Horizon'' given the involvement of Creator/PaulWSAnderson.


* CompleteMonster: [[AxCrazy Corporal Gallo]] of the ''Elysium'' decided that, without Earth, [[StrawNihilist morality meant nothing]]. Murdering the other members of the bridge crew, Gallo awoke other members of the 60,000 strong crew from cryo-sleep and drove them into the bowels of the ship, having them murder each other and cannibalize the dead for his own amusement. He sentencied them to mutate with a special algae aboard the ship into feral creatures with a bloody culture and a drive to hunt other survivors Gallo would awaken. Periodically freezing himself to prolong his life, Gallo reigns over the ship, playing sadistic games with those he awakens, sending them to be hunted. Gallo later murders another survivor himself, attempting to prevent the ship from being salvaged so he can continue [[AGodAmI ruling his own twisted little kingdom]].

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* CompleteMonster: [[AxCrazy Corporal Gallo]] of the ''Elysium'' decided that, without Earth, [[StrawNihilist morality meant nothing]]. Murdering the other members of the bridge crew, Gallo awoke other members of the 60,000 strong crew from cryo-sleep and drove them into the bowels of the ship, having them murder each other and cannibalize the dead for his own amusement. He sentencied sentenced them to mutate with a special algae aboard the ship into feral creatures with a bloody culture and a drive to hunt other survivors Gallo would awaken. Periodically freezing himself to prolong his life, Gallo reigns over the ship, playing sadistic games with those he awakens, sending them to be hunted. Gallo later murders another survivor himself, attempting to prevent the ship from being salvaged so he can continue [[AGodAmI ruling his own twisted little kingdom]].


* CompleteMonster: [[AxCrazy Corporal Gallo]] of the ''Elysium'' decided without Earth that morality meant nothing. Murdering the other members of the bridge crew, Gallo awoke other members of the 60,000 strong crew from cryo-sleep and drove them into the bowels of the ship, having them murder each other and cannibalize the dead for his own amusement. He sentencied them to mutate with a special algae aboard the ship into feral creatures with a bloody culture and a drive to hunt other survivors Gallo would awaken. Periodically freezing himself to prolong his life, Gallo reigns over the ship, playing sadistic games with those he awakens, sending them to be hunted. Gallo later murders another survivor himself, attempting to prevent the ship from being salvaged so he can continue [[AGodAmI ruling his own twisted little kingdom]].

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* CompleteMonster: [[AxCrazy Corporal Gallo]] of the ''Elysium'' decided that, without Earth that Earth, [[StrawNihilist morality meant nothing.nothing]]. Murdering the other members of the bridge crew, Gallo awoke other members of the 60,000 strong crew from cryo-sleep and drove them into the bowels of the ship, having them murder each other and cannibalize the dead for his own amusement. He sentencied them to mutate with a special algae aboard the ship into feral creatures with a bloody culture and a drive to hunt other survivors Gallo would awaken. Periodically freezing himself to prolong his life, Gallo reigns over the ship, playing sadistic games with those he awakens, sending them to be hunted. Gallo later murders another survivor himself, attempting to prevent the ship from being salvaged so he can continue [[AGodAmI ruling his own twisted little kingdom]].


* CounterpartComparison: Let's see: A race of scarred and insane [[ImAHumanitarian cannibals]] who violently kills and bite their preys, [[WasOnceAMan was once human]] and was created in outer space by a mixture of chemicals (supposed to make them better) and madness, however still intelligent enough to be organized and set traps for their preys. Apart from the fact that they eat each other, Hunters are very much like albinos [[Series/{{Firefly}} Reavers]].


* CriticalDissonance: 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.

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* CriticalDissonance: 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 some even consider it as one of the best films of the genre in years.



* OlderThanTheyThink: There are a lot people that think this movie is a rip off of ''VideoGame/DeadSpace'' but little do they know that ''Pandorum'' began filming in August of 2008 before ''Dead Space'''s release.

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* OlderThanTheyThink: There are a lot people that think this movie is a rip off of ''VideoGame/DeadSpace'' ''VideoGame/DeadSpace'', but little do they know that ''Pandorum'' began filming in August of 2008 2008, before ''Dead Space'''s release.



* TheyCopiedItSoItSucks: See the ''VideoGame/DeadSpace'' example above. Also a few people complained that the Hunters looked too similar to the Crawlers from ''Film/TheDescent''.

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* TheyCopiedItSoItSucks: See the ''VideoGame/DeadSpace'' example above. Also a A few people complained that the Hunters looked too similar to the Crawlers from ''Film/TheDescent''.


* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: Some great uses of lighting and filters to create a sense of claustrophobia - not to mention a brilliantly designed set.

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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome: Some great uses of lighting and filters to create a sense of claustrophobia - not to mention a brilliantly designed set.


* CounterpartComparison: Let's see: A race of scarred and insane [[ImAHumanitarian cannibals]] who violently kills and bite their preys, [[WasOnceAMan was once human]] and was created in outer space by a mixture of chemicals (supposed to make them better) and madness, however still intelligent enough to be organized and set traps for their preys. Apart from the fact that they eat each other, Hunters are very much like albinos [[Serie/{{Firefly}} Reavers]].

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* CounterpartComparison: Let's see: A race of scarred and insane [[ImAHumanitarian cannibals]] who violently kills and bite their preys, [[WasOnceAMan was once human]] and was created in outer space by a mixture of chemicals (supposed to make them better) and madness, however still intelligent enough to be organized and set traps for their preys. Apart from the fact that they eat each other, Hunters are very much like albinos [[Serie/{{Firefly}} [[Series/{{Firefly}} Reavers]].

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*CompleteMonster: [[AxCrazy Corporal Gallo]] of the ''Elysium'' decided without Earth that morality meant nothing. Murdering the other members of the bridge crew, Gallo awoke other members of the 60,000 strong crew from cryo-sleep and drove them into the bowels of the ship, having them murder each other and cannibalize the dead for his own amusement. He sentencied them to mutate with a special algae aboard the ship into feral creatures with a bloody culture and a drive to hunt other survivors Gallo would awaken. Periodically freezing himself to prolong his life, Gallo reigns over the ship, playing sadistic games with those he awakens, sending them to be hunted. Gallo later murders another survivor himself, attempting to prevent the ship from being salvaged so he can continue [[AGodAmI ruling his own twisted little kingdom]].

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* CounterpartComparison: Let's see: A race of scarred and insane [[ImAHumanitarian cannibals]] who violently kills and bite their preys, [[WasOnceAMan was once human]] and was created in outer space by a mixture of chemicals (supposed to make them better) and madness, however still intelligent enough to be organized and set traps for their preys. Apart from the fact that they eat each other, Hunters are very much like albinos [[Serie/{{Firefly}} Reavers]].


* BrokenBase: Some viewers think the pacing of the film is slow, while others view it as rather fast.
* CriticalBacklash: 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.
* CultClassic: 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.

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* BrokenBase: Some A weird example of a specific trait: some viewers think the pacing of the film is too slow, while others view it as rather too fast.
* CriticalBacklash: It flopped at the box office (particularly due to low promotion and a quite limited distribuition), and got mixed reviews from critics. Fans are growing every year and it's viewed as a very underrated sci-fi horror.
* CriticalDissonance:
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.
* CultClassic: It flopped at To the Box Office due to low promotion, and got mixed reviews from critics. Fans are growing every year and it's point it is viewed by some as a very underrated sci-fi horror.SpiritualSuccessor to ''Film/EventHorizon''.



* HilariousInHindsight: A ship named Elysium as an ill-fated salvation for humanity. Fast forward a few years and the next famous {{Film/Elysium}} would fare a little better.

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* HilariousInHindsight: A ship named Elysium as an ill-fated salvation for humanity. Fast forward a few years and the next famous {{Film/Elysium}} ''Film/{{Elysium}}'' would fare a little better.



* OlderThanTheyThink: There are a lot people that think this movie is a rip off of ''VideoGame/DeadSpace'' but little do they know that ''Pandorum'' began filming in August of 2008 before ''VideoGame/DeadSpace'''s release. It also helps that ''Pandorum'' is viewed by some as a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Film/EventHorizon'', which came out well before either.

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* OlderThanTheyThink: There are a lot people that think this movie is a rip off of ''VideoGame/DeadSpace'' but little do they know that ''Pandorum'' began filming in August of 2008 before ''VideoGame/DeadSpace'''s release. It also helps that ''Pandorum'' is viewed by some as a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Film/EventHorizon'', which came out well before either.''Dead Space'''s release.


* PlayingAgainstType: The director picked Quaid for the role [[spoiler: because ''no one'' would expect him to be the villain in a movie]].

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* PlayingAgainstType: The director picked Quaid for the role [[spoiler: because ''no one'' would expect him to be the villain in a movie]].

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