Sometimes the setup for a film is so tantalizing that when the picture fails miserably, it hurts that much more. Pandorum
is certainly one of these instances -- a mysterious sci-fi horror freak-out that misses the horror altogether and bores the audience with asinine characters plodding through all-too-familiar territory. Take one part Event Horizon
and equal parts Ghosts of Mars
and The Descent
, then mix them in a dirty blender, and that's basically Pandorum
. It takes a lot from what came before, then sullies things up by botching the execution, time and again. Instead of tension, viewers get frenzied editing. In the place of horro...