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…
With the space thriller “Sunshine”, director Danny Boyle tries out a new genre. The movie is set in 2057, when the sun doesn’t work anymore and astronauts go on a mission to ‘reanimate’ the sun. The plan is to launch an atom bomb towards the sun, which has to make sure the sun does its work again.
It’s a pretty bizarre concept and it might seem incredible. The constant claustrophobic feel and the psychological instability of the crew make this movie interesting. Maybe “Sunshine” isn’t as original, it sure is worth to give it a go.
Visually the movie is beautiful, this is like nothing I have ever seen. And that in combination with that amazing music. Because of the great visuals, it’s a movie that won’t outdate easily.
“Sunshine” is a good science fiction thriller, the acting is solid and it looks stunning.
His life for mine, New Sun, by your anger and my hope!
Tagline should read: "They only had enough script for four, but the director decided there had to be a fifth."
The subtext should then read.. "and thus went the chances of an otherwise aesthetically pleasing Sci-fi thriller charged by the brilliant compositions of famed-film composer John Murphy to be a complete success."
Sunshine is an incredible sci-fi effort. It presents some cool ideas that balance nicely with the beautiful visuals and dark psychological twists. While many of the film's plot points are rather generic, director Danny Boyle helps the it transcend them. His direction is the real highlight here, as he sets a perfect tense tone that complements the fine performances from the cast, especially Chris Evans. He kicks ass here. All in all, Sunshine is a stylish and entertaining sci-fi film powered by assured direction and excellent acting from the whole cast.
The first 2/3 of this are a pretty good sci-fi, the last 1/3 is an ok ending to a horror film. Mixing the two was a very weird tonal shift that didn't ruin the film, but I didn't particularly enjoy either. It's well made enough on more than one level that it didn't ruin it, but I still wish it had just stayed its course instead of randomly becoming a slasher flick after an hour or so.
With a title like Sunshine and poster art as woefully generic as that, it's no wonder the film ended up almost $80 million USD under budget via box office gross.
Yes, the slasher-laden final act does significantly mar the entire project, but Boyle hadn't lost focus entirely, thankfully opting to omit any and all romantic subplots. In a scenario where all of mankind hinges on the actions of a few select people, there is no room for frivolous affairs, and I have to give him credit for that. It's really too bad, but I'm already mentally blocking that awful aspect.
As far as the purported scientific inaccuracies, well, you know where I think they can go. Brian Cox, a physicist…
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Watched Sunshine for the first time tonight. Where was I in 2007? I have no recollection of this film's original release. I love science fiction and yet so few films in this genre work for me. This one was amazing. Great to watch after the disappointment of Interstellar.
50 years from now, the sun is dying and the earth is frozen in a solar winter. A team of astronauts is sent on a mission to reignite the sun.
The first two thirds of this movie are a visually stunning work of science fiction. The ship design and the views and intensity of the sun are downright beautiful, and the movie score and sound design are on point. The last third of the movie however, gets a horror injection that wasn't as pleasing to my senses and kind of came out of left field. If it wasn't for the horror elements this would have received a higher rating from me, but it's definitely worth watching for the visuals alone.
1. THERE WILL BE BLOOD (2007) by Paul Thomas Anderson
As of 21st March 2015.