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…
What to say that hasn't been said about this film? Yes, the first two acts are a promising rehash of artfully done sci-fi, and the final act is low quality slasher.
If you were to combine the energy of every nuclear bomb ever detonated, you would have approximately 2,135,000 joules of energy.
At any given moment in time, the sun produces over 4x10^25 joules. So if you were to combine every nuclear bomb in history into one superbomb, you would still only have less than one trillionth the energy the sun gives out at any given moment. Infact, even if you could have the enormous 4x10^25 joules compressed into one bomb, the effect would be like throwing a big rock into the atlantic, it would create a practically nonexistent ripple.
Great accuracy this film has!
But the film was so, so, so fun to watch! And some parts were just so tense and amazing, this film is so overlooked and great. And the part when they find out there is another person onboard the spacecraft, my breath stopped.
I can't force myself to ignore the masterful first hour, even though the finale is trite. Sunshine is every bit a wonderful addition to the sci-fi genre as it is a beautifully shot and scored piece of art from Boyle. No one will ever fully forgive his lapse in its conclusion, but give the film praise where it deserves.
Our sun is dying and with it Earth has been thrust into an arctic winter threatening all life on the planet. A manned mission has been sent to the sun with a nuclear bomb the size of Manhattan Island with the goal of jump starting the sun once more. In the increasing glare of the sun and silence of space the trip isn’t without its fair share of obstacles and danger. Can they complete their mission and save everyone on Earth?
What a cast right? Granted this was before many of them solidified their acting chops (Chris Evans, Rose Byrne, Mark Strong, etc.) but there are some good performances here. The special effects are really solid and the set design…
Everything I wanted but never got out of Interstellar.
Not sure why I deemed that necessary to buy before. Did I not see it first?
An excellent science fiction movie for the first two thirds. Then it turns into an existential slasher that only partially works. A beautifully shot film that should be watched by any Boyle fan.
i spent approximately 99.999% of this movie thinking about all the nasty shit cillian murphy could do to me and the remaining .001% thinking about how good the cinematography is
when i first saw this movie i thought it was so great
i was blind by the pretty photography
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