1. THERE WILL BE BLOOD (2007) by Paul Thomas Anderson
IMDb: 8.1 | RT: 91% || Points: 2110 | Peak:…
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…
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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…
For a film as good looking, well-assembled, and meaningful as "Sunshine," Danny Boyle's science fiction outing is strangely unaffecting. The film has the parts needed to be something grand, and it comes off, overall, as engaging, grown-up minded sci-fi; but "Sunshine" feels just steps away from being something more.
Taking place in a future where the sun is dying, "Sunshine" revolves around the Icarus 2, a vessel sent to jump start the Earth's source of life. On its way to fulfilling its mission, the crew of the Icarus 2 runs into to conflicts with the nature of the mission and each other. It is a standard science fiction plot told with thoughtfulness and restraint until the narrative, and peace aboard…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I loved the first two thirds of this film. The entire atmosphere of it was captivating and it looked beautiful. The story was strong and kept me hooked.
When the lunatic zombie 'FIFTH PERSON!?' showed up, I groaned.
What a way to muddy a could-be great. It played out like an unwelcome slasher picture. I feel sad more than angry to be honest.
Something in our universe is going to happen in a decade and most movie company's have shown the world what could turn out for real. What with having a 'Deep Impact' or Oil Drillers being thrown onto a Asteroid this movie is now about our precious sun.
Danny Boyle really likes to challenge himself with different types of scripts and here I thought was a perfect job for him.
Lot's of suspense mixed all together with great effects especially for a cheap budget. Lovely camera work especially inside the space helmets from time to time giving that feel of claustrophobic.
I felt the last sequence was a bit messy and tacked on because they wasn't sure how to end it. A real shame because it worked really well throughout.
Best Space movie other than 2001
[...] Doyle's Inszenierung und Alex Garland's Skript greifen Hand in Hand, um die Bürde auf den Schultern der Wissenschaftler spürbar zu machen: Nicht gerade einfach, wenn eine falsche Entscheidung, oder ein unpräziser Handgriff über das Schicksal der Sonne und somit zwangsweise auch der Erde inklusive der auf ihr lebenden Menschheit entscheiden kann. Nach etwas grübeln stellt sich der daraus aufgespannte Fragenkomplex als Ansammlung höchst philosophischer Themen dar - SUNSHINE geht, wenn auch nur bedingt, an die Wurzel der klassischen Science-Fiction zurück und wirbelt ethisch-moralischen (Sternen)staub auf: Wenn der Mensch irgendwann (durch welche Technologie auch immer) tatsächlich so weit sein sollte, Sterne manipulieren zu können - Sonnen, die Zentren jeder Galaxie, also Lieferanten aller notwendigen Energie und somit Ursprung allen uns…
it scared the shit out of me
i hated the ending though
decent acting especially cillian murphy
I didn't even mind the third act.
I know most of you are still angry about the third act but I'm of the opinion that, with Sunshine, Danny Boyle delivers one of cinema's great science fiction treats.
Mace: "We should split up."
Harvey: "I'm not sure that's such a good idea."
Mace: "You're probably right. We might get picked off one at a time by aliens."
Sunshine is a visual masterpiece that also has a unique and interesting story. The cast is small, but great and the music is simply amazing. Many people seem to dislike the third act, but I really didn't mind it too much. Overall I enjoyed Sunshine quite a bit. Some scenes were pretty intense. 7.5/10
1. THERE WILL BE BLOOD (2007) by Paul Thomas Anderson
As of 24th May 2015.