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 relatable.

I now have my new vote for the director to take on the next Alien movie. 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.
Reviewed by: shea
3 Comment(s)
Chris Flanigan ( said...
It was pretty edgy. I liked a lot of aspects of it. I loved some of the situational scenes. We think we are all going to dieÖ now we know we are all going to die. Should we murder one man to try to save mankind. The beauty of things powerful beyond measure. Iím not a big fan of the scarecrow guy. I think he labeled himself with red-eye and batman, much like Napolean Dynamite will always be Napolean in my head I just canít see that guy as a good guy. I donít know, I guess it just kind of threw me off. I loved all the 1 frame clips of the other team when they are in the other ship, and the suspense of the other captain sneaking around their ship and how they never really showed him in a full frame clear picture so he stayed pretty freaky and mysterious. It felt a little low budget to me, but I can deal with that. I felt like maybe the acting didnít quite live up to the situations that were written. Itís like they had the opportunity to act the crap out of that movie, but fell short a little. I liked the mechanic dude who froze to death in the coolant though.
I know what you mean about the Scarecrow man, it took me a while to believe him. I even found throughout the movie I kept having to convince myself that I like this guy. Personally, I liked the production value! I loved the different actors that they pulled together (aside from the 2nd in command - do we really need this guy or are we just dying show someone freeze in space?). I thought the spaceship, the size and scope of it, and the science that went into it were pretty cool. Best part are the visuals though. Seeing Mercury orbiting around the sun, and everything when they are in spitting distance from the sun. Glad you enjoyed it ;-)
Albeit my original opinion was more to the negative side due to the ending, my opinion has changed slightly, which I have now divulged on the blog.