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If the sun dies, so do we.
50 years from now the sun is dying and life on earth is threatened by arctic temperatures. Mankind puts together all its resources and sends a spaceship carrying a huge bomb designed to re-ignite the dying sun.
Hadn't rewatched this since its initial release in 2007. This movie is amazing. Stunning visuals, great score, awesome cast/performances (Chris Evans rules in this) and a perfect blend of interesting sci-fi concepts with traditional thriller/horror beats (mainly in the third act) which are elevated by Boyle's kinetic visuals, editing, and sound design.
Sunshine is for most of its running time a decent science fiction film that distinguishes itself by creating some amazing visuals. The much talked about final act, which is indeed completely out of tune with the rest of the film, isn't what brings this film down in the end. It is the forced intellectualism that is inserted into the plot that is both unnecessary and poorly done.
Boyle's film looks stunning. I loved the design of the ship and the shots of outer space. I also liked how he handled most of the action and the use of subliminal images to enhance tension was an inspired choice. Boyle has the ability to bring a certain frenetic quality to action sequences…
This film had me so enthralled. I actually felt the sun getting closer and closer and the intensity ratcheting up to unbearable levels. Such atmosphere and emotion. This is one of the few movies that truly cast a spell over me. If I have one gripe it was the horror elements that were introduced felt like they should have existed in an alternate envisioning of the film. But after some thought they did make sense and weaved their way into the story nicely. Not to mention packing quite a punch by themselves. All in all it is a very minor gripe. I hope this movie can be better appreciated as time goes on and seen for the top tier sci-fi gem that it is. wondrous.
Well, today is my 3 year anniversary of being a member of this awesome site. As a little celebration I decided to re-watch a film I've been meaning to re-watch for a few months now.
I didn't dislike Sunshine or anything after my first watch. I though it was fine, but nothing special. The wonders a re-watch can do because Sunshine truly is a wonder. From the outstanding visuals to the incredible score there are so many things to love about this movie. In my opinion its easily one of the most underrated Science Fiction films in the last 10 years.
The entire cast is really great. However, the standout for me was Chris Evans. This is definitely my favorite…
Part Seven of Preparing (As Much As Humanly Possible) For Interstellar
A visually intimate, flawed, thoughtful, brilliant, and occasionally astonishing work; Sunshine is both one of my favorite science-fiction films and my favorite work from Danny Boyle. Combining impressive imagery, a spellbinding screenplay, a magnificent score, and a fascinating spiritual core; the film almost sticks the landing, with the film's main flaw being a chaotic and messy final act.
Telling the story of a crew and their mission to save humanity, Sunshine is a work of hushed moral questions and frightening debate. The themes of science and spirituality culminate in a film that is laden with secondary questions and alternate motives. Although the final 15 minutes or so are messy…
Suddenly there seems to be a plethora of Sunshine reviews popping up, and with the coincidence of a bright and shiny Blu arriving in the mail, it seemed to me like a message from the heavens that this should be re-watched.
I have a vague memory of Sunshine from watching it years ago, but not much more than it was a mission to the sun to save humanity. I note that I didn’t rate it, meaning I probably considered it a three-ish star, and I seemed to remember enjoying it.
Right from the top you can tell that Boyle is trying for both an actioner and a hard sci-fi; a lofty goal that few have pulled off successfully; Blade runner…
The MOST UNDERRATED SCIFi Film of ALL TIME. (No question)
The stakes could not be higher in this scifi/thriller/horror.
Set in Space (1), to save the Earth (2), by dropping a bomb in the Sun (3) -- oh and there's a crazed ex-astronaut who'll do whatever it takes to thwart their mission (4).
*Highly recommend reading the actual script -- available on Amazon.
I usually say "as long as it's sci-fi, I'm good". But this was weird.
The villain was unnecessary. The end was just plain weird.
And also - if the sun dies, it will most likely either scorch the earth or swallow it when it becomes a red giant. So how the hell is earth alive and well and covered in snow?
So yeah. Nah.
Hotter garbage than the dying sun they're trying to reignite.
Caught this one this past weekend (or lack thereof). A slow-burning sci-fi film that is, on one hand, visually arresting, but not entirely close to the valence of its very depressing story. One of the most moving sci-fi films I've seen yet.
If everyone at NASA watched this film, the space program could potentially go extinct. Cross astronaut off of my potential career paths list ASAP.
Despite the utmost fear of the awesome power of nature you will experience throughout Sunshine, it's definitely a great film. It's also extremely unpleasant. I will now proceed to never watch it again.
Starts off very well and the first two acts are great, but when the Freddy Krueger-esque villain turns up and the movie turns into a quasi-stalk and slash it runs out of steam. It's almost like Alex Garland didn't know how to finish the story so just went down the Event Horizon road. Still, a decent enough science fiction drama with an interesting concept.
The set designers that worked on this film could probably now get a job designing the stage set up for Kanye West what with all the gold plated things and enormous light shows. Truly a spectacle of cinema, I wish I had seen it when it first came out on the big screen, hopefully somewhere in London will show it soon.
I can't believe this film is nearly 10 years old, I wish Danny Boyle would do more sci-fi films, I think he really works well with the subject of us all being space dust and the re-ignition of the Sun.
Wasn't as good as the first time I watched it but still a very good movie with a fantastic Ensamble and a beautiful score. 4.2/5
I got this in the Danny Boyle boxset which I am slowly revisiting. This is one of those films that keeps popping up all over the place in people's mentions so I was interested to watch it again.
At the time I remember a lot of people were frustrated by the ending but that felt okay to me this time. As it moves into it's more metaphysical third-act I stop worrying about childish things like "this would never happen" because I'm too busy enjoying myself. As with Boyle's other work written by Garland the plot comes second to the psychology of each character and in Sunshine that really pays off.
Shame it was a further 9 years before anyone did anything exciting with sci-fi again though.
Watchlist of movies that only you and your best friends might appreciate.
honestly, this is all raph's fault and because of his list (letterboxd.com/rubertkazinsky/list/masterpieces-that-have-that-black-aesthetictm/) got me going and here we are.
Movies in which a character shaves his beard to symbolize getting clean, or learning to live correctly, or having learnt some kind of moral lesson, or some other such bullshit
Srsly, mid-movie removal of facial hair is NOT character development. It's lazy storytelling. Cut. It. Out. /Rant
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