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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.
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.
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…
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…
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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…
"So if you wake up one morning and it's a particularly beautiful day, you'll know we made it."
Sunshine follows a crew of 8 on a mission to reignite the sun in order to save the world from freezing.
A great film that shows the fear and sacrifice in an almost doomed mission to save an almost doomed world. What's great about this film is seeing each crew member process this fear, and make these sacrifices, and how you could relate to a certain crew member. The character Searle (Cliff Curtis) for example; who is obsessed with spending time in the observation room, staring out at the sun, who in reality doesn't show any fear except maybe a fear of…
'Only dream I ever have... is it the surface of the sun? Everytime I shut my eyes...'
There is no denying that Danny Boyle and Alex Garland weren't ambitious when they made Sunshine. It ranges from the philosophical to the scientific to the action-packed to the psychological. Some aspects work better than others. The science is all over the shop. The philosophy is a little goofy. But the psychology - the exploration of how extraordinary experiences (both good and bad) affect different characters - is gripping. Drawing on inspiration from 2001 and Alien, it captures the wonder, the majesty, the terror and the isolation of space, and rattles along at an impressive pace.
Cillian Murphy leads the cast well as…
Save for a bizzare, uneven third act, Sunshine is a gorgeously made, well acted sci-fi thriller with a mostly investing story.
very inventive and interesting, really enjoyed it just had a hard time with the whole *hurtling through the sun for 15 mins before dying thing*
The first 50ish minutes were interesting. How could I know that shit will hit the fan. Shame.
note: hella scary
This is an absolute masterpiece of science fiction mixed with just enough horror to keep it interesting. The acting list was absolutely awesome and subtly played in well with the heartpounding action.
Wir sind alle Sternenstaub..
Einer der besten Science-Fiction-Filme der letzten 10 Jahre mit einem grandiosen Soundtrack. Danny Boyle ist einfach ein begnadeter Regisseur und der Cast ist perfekt!
I ended up really liking this, nice film!
These are my favorite films of all time. Some of the rankings may be estimated, ratings are subject to frequent…