Starring Jeong Jin-yeong, Kim Nam-gil
Directed by Park Jong-woo
This is a scary monster movie where the monster isn’t a scaly ogre, but a nuclear station on the fritz.
Pandora is basically a reimagining of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant meltdown on the Korean peninsula. The heroes are the fearless power plant workers while the villains are the inept bureaucrats and bottom-line-caring corporations.
Warning: the last harrowing 10 minutes are tough to watch. (* * *)