my favorite letterboxd posters! ordered by color (only movies i've seen)
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…
I love this movie so much. One of the most epic soundtracks ever.
Watched on way to Dublin for Portugal trip. Surreal Sci Fi Space odyssey about saving the world. Include Benedict Wong and Michelle Yeoh from Marco Polo.
Still a great movie in my books.
The overrated opinion that this is an underrated Danny Boyle film
Tense, entertaining, and visually stunning storytelling -- until the final act.
Doing a complete 180 on the genre of the movie, right at the very end, is jarring and takes you out of what was previously an engaging experience. Not only was the ending bizarrely abstract, creepy, and unfitting, but it cheapened the events that led up it. I'm not sure what the point was, other than to try and be different.
I don't want to be that person that says the ending ruined the movie, but yeah. The ending ruined the movie.
Sunshine literally invented cinema!!
(This is ironic because Sunshine didn't actually invent cinema. Cinema was first pioneered by French photographic manufacturers Auguste and Louis Lumière in the late 1800s.)
Cool effects, bad unrealistic story about a bunch of astro-tards sudokuing into the sun.
no other review of this movie could do it justice. no other review of any movie matters
An awesome Sci-Fi Thriller that seems to fly under the radar.
The sun is dying and earth is freezing. Earth sent a ship to deliver a bomb to the sun in an effort to reignite it, however, this ship went missing 7 years ago. The world pools it's resources together to send a second team of scientists to pilot a second bomb as Earth's last hope.
Of course, there wouldn't be much of a movie if things went as planned, and the crew of the Icarus II has a lot of issues to overcome on their trip to save the world.
The science in this film is iffy at best. Just the premise should make you stop and say "now…
are they all hidden? i don't know, but the term Hidden Gems is fun to say
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