Recently I was contemplating making a list of my favorite scenes in film, but I decided that instead of just…
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.
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…
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…
After having seen many terrific dramas from Danny Boyle in the past, I was curious to check his entry into the sci-fi genre and the premise of Sunshine looked very intriguing. Usually when the human race is on the brink of extinction, our salvation depends on reaching other planets that could possibly sustain life or has something to do with an extraterrestrial being. This time around it's about dropping a nuclear bomb inside a dying sun in order to reignite it, but there is no certainty that the mission will have the expected outcome.
The tension escalates pretty quickly and then it becomes a non-stop thrill ride during the second half. The editing can be pretty choppy and frantic at…
This film stands out amongst the numerous space movies of the last few decades by providing an interesting glimpse into the psychological turmoil that a crew would experience. Set in the near future, the story follows an international team of astronauts who try to reignite the dying Sun before Earth completely freezes over. The visuals are awe-inspiring. The sheer scale of the universe and the infinitesimal nature of humanity is a strong prevailing theme, as are questions of life, death, and the afterlife. Danny Boyle is an incredibly dynamic director who got my heart pounding and my mind churning over the movie for days afterward.
Ich liebe solche Filme einfach. Konnte mich irgendwie an den Schluss erinnern, aber vom Anfang wußte ich irgendwie nichts mehr.
Biggest problem: The third act is wonky.
I hope Danny Boyle does a few more syfi films as this one was quite good .
Seriously gets better with every rewatch.
Loved it, third act a tad strange for me.
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I'm sorry Chris Evans had to get cold so often like you'd think when you're hangin' out near the sun that wouldn't be such a problem and Yet
Really cool and incredibly suspenseful sci-fi, though I'm not 100% sure it really had anything to say (which, for sci-fi, is both surprising and disappointing).
Also, woah, had no idea Rose Byrne and Chris Evans were in this!
We as cinema lovers have really lucked out over the last few years because we have gotten great science fiction films every few years. This film looks phenomenal and when you see how much it costs, it is crazy that it looks that good and cost so little. It has some great ideas in it. Whenever I ask people if they have seen this film, most have never heard of it. It is a shame because I think more people would like it if they gave it a chance.
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