Fifty years from now, the sun is dying, and mankind is dying with it. Our last hope: a spaceship and a crew of eight men and women. They carry a device which will breathe new life into the star. But deep into their voyage, out of radio contact with Earth, their mission is starting to unravel. There is an accident, a fatal mistake, and a distress beacon from a spaceship that disappeared seven years earlier. Soon the crew is fighting not only for their lives, but their sanity.
Danny Boyle(Trainspotting, Shallow Grave, 28 Days Later) takes us on yet another visual and character driven masterpiece. It's the little things in this film that make the concept so believable...so relatable.
I now have my new vote for the director to take on the next Alien movie. Also...to give Danny props, he was picked to direct 4 but backed out for creative differences. That has to count for something. But in the same vein Sunshine was soooo creepy. I was shifting nervously in my seat the entire second half of the movie. The stylistic cinematography and intense acting brought to life the on screen flickering fears of the crew and mission.
With the feel of Kubrick's Space Odessy, the mood of Alien, and the adventurous spirit of 28 Days Later; It's everything Event Horizon should've been. Sunshine is another confirmed winner for Boyle.
I was telling Avid Andy as we walked out of the theater. I hadn't been that emotionally and physically invested in movie in awhile. I was feeling the story and the characters to a T
, sweating the situations as they faced them on screen. I felt like my mom who usually gets dangerously involved with the movie.
If there is anything I would've changed about Sunshine it probably would've been with killing the "enemy" at the end. I wanted to see some triumphant stab through the face or Cillian putting it to the heart of the beast.
Instead he merely escapes the bad guys grasp, runs through the ship, and...well...I won't ruin it.
I absolutely loved this movie. It revives the lost spirit of classic sci fi and revives my personal passion for the genre.