Sunshine

Synopsis: If it dies, so do we.

You’ve never seen anything like Sunshine, the stunningly original sci-fi action-adventure from groundbreaking director Danny Boyle (28 Days Later).

It is the year 2057, the sun is dying and mankind faces extinction. Earth’s last hope rests with a courageous crew of eight men and women on a mission to ignite the fading star with a massive nuclear weapon. Deep into their voyage, out of radio contact with Earth, their mission begins to unravel and they find themselves fighting not only for their lives, but for the future of us all. With twists and turns you won’t see coming, this pulse-pounding journey to the sun is a nonstop thrill ride.
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Sunshine 8.0

If not for the last 15 mins of the movie (which aren’t bad – just not nearly as enthralling as the first 80 mins), I would rate this one much higher:

-I loved that every action had a consequence – some more dramatic, some less so. Nothing was contrived – it was all about choices that characters made.

-I loved that there was a constant pendulum swing between the emotional and logical drives of the characters and that it all felt real. They all had a very distinct and true personality.

-I loved that it avoided the pitfalls of traditional sci-fi thrill rides; it winked at them in a self-aware way and simply moved on to other, better things.

Bottom line: I love Danny Boyle. He always tries his hand at something new and succeeds reasonably well. He’s a good, solid bet (as far as I’m concerned) biggrin

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