Thursday, June 16, 2011

365 Movies Day #79 "Pandorum"

This movie didn't get near the attention it deserved. Remarkable performance by Dennis Quaid (who I always dig...and is mentioned in my blog post about ACTORS WHO SHOULD PLAY BROTHERS) and the always wonderful Ben Foster. With this and "The Mechanic" opposite Jason Statham, Foster is proving he can not only play quirky, crazy types a la "The Punisher", "30 Days of Night", "Alpha Dog" and badass crazy in "3:10 to Yuma", but also a strong badass hero/anti-hero.

Pandorum is basically the story of an interstellar spaceship where Quaid and Foster wake up from a prolonged hypersleep with no memory of who they are or what they are doing to discover the ship has gone mad in their absence. It's a great mix of madness, badassery and cerebral twists and turns. It plays the heart strings, makes you jump and messes with your head.

The film also features a cameo by Boondock Saint and zombie slaying badass Norman Reedus!


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