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 towards the sun. Its payload - a huge bomb. The spaceship is the second of its kind. The first one was lost on its way to the 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…
"Just remember it takes eight minutes for light to travel from sun to Earth, which means you'll know we succeeded about eight minutes after we deliver the payload. All you have to is look out for a little extra brightness in the sky. So if you wake up one morning and it's a particularly beautiful day, you'll know we made it." - Capa
This is surely one of the most under-rated films of recent years. In the year where such masterpieces like There Will Be Blood and No Country for Old Men took all the credit, we must not forget Danny Boyle's first and only foray to date into sci-fi territory. And in typical Boyle style, he manages to make…
Possibly one of the defining science fiction films of the 21st century. Danny Boyle delivers a realistic feeling film, with great set designs, a succinct premise and a perfect cast.
For some reason I had misplaced my love for this film. How? you may ask. Simply put, I'm an idiot.
My heart has now been stolen once again.
Hearing that a certain film is 'one of the best *insert genre* films of the 21st Century/all time' before you actually watch it can often have very negative effects on your viewing experience. Rather than watching and enjoying the film for what it is, you tend to spend a lot of the duration thinking 'Is this good? Am I enjoying this? Is this changing my life?' and other such silly questions. I definitely found with Children of Men (another film that shares the 'defining sci-fi film of the 21st century' moniker that this does) that I didn't enjoy it as much as I felt that I should have done, because of the unanimous praise it has been given.
Nada qué hacer. Cuando alguien se muere quemado por el sol y lo dirige Danny Boyle, parece hermoso. Palomera.
Cool shit. Beautiful CGI.
I was kinda disapointed the first time I saw this. It starts out as a great hard-scifi film but then towards the end it becomes a straight up horror film. This bothered me a lot on first viewing because up until the the point where the film changes, I thought it was one of the best recent sci fi films I had seen. For it to change into something else really bothered me.
But now that I rewatch this and go into it knowing and accepting the genre switch, this is a really fantastic film. The horror works just as well as the scifi does in the early parts of the film. The CGI work holds up extremely well for…
This is the first time I saw this movie since I first saw it a couple of years ago. I loved it the first time, and I loved it even more the second time. The movie still had me at the edge of my seat. Not only is this movie intense at times but also emotionally intense. Visually this movie is amazing, and I think it's beautifully done. I also love the score. Acting wise I think everyone did a great job. The first time around I didn't even really realize how great Chris Evans' acting is in this. Sunshine gets five stars from me.
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Whoa, I wasn't expecting that.
I feel like I've seen positive reviews of this from folks on here but I can't be too sure. For some reason I kinda sorta always mix this up with that awful movie about putting a drill into the sun, but then I found out this was Danny Boyle and I knew that it couldn't be garbage like that.
Going into this watch I had literally no knowledge of this film's premise. I enjoyed that; it has been quite some time since I have known virtually nothing about a film before watching it. It seems like it helped.
Following my completion of this I feel like Boyle messed up…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
A beautiful film, both in its imagery and sounds (effects/score), with a strong cast. My only real issue is the distorted lens effect used whenever the "fifth crew member" is onscreen which feels like it was done to hide shoddy makeup work.
A little slow and not a lot of action but a believable & worthwhile science fiction movie.
Here's one that needed a re-watch since I hadn't seen it since the theatrical release. Plus, the Blu ray was on sale. And I keep hear it being mentioned by many movie podcast ears as one of their favorite Boyle movies.
It remains a pretty cool and beautiful Danny Boyle flick, and I love it when directors like him take on genre pieces. But I still think the twist-or bad guy explanation-is weak sauce. It's not esoteric enough to be a profound meditation on man's existence, and it's not quite horror enough to be......horror. But check it out.