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Sunshine (2007)

UK/US 107m, Colour
Director: Danny Boyle; Cast: Cillian Murphy, Rose Byrne, Cliff Curtis, Chris Evans, Troy Garity, Hiroyuki Sanada, Benedict Wong, Michelle Yeoh

Sunshine is a dark and deeply emotional science fiction thriller about humanity’s attempt to resurrect its dying sun. With earth’s last hope riding on the successful detonation of a massive explosive, the crew of the Icarus 2 are willing to sacrifice everything in an attempt to deliver their explosive payload. Reminiscent of thoughtful films such as Solyaris (1972) and 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), the introduction of a horror subplot detracts from the film’s otherwise graceful and haunting mood (Klaus Ming September 2017).

3 comments on “Sunshine (2007)

  1. Not a big fan of this one. I really liked the first two acts. The sudden monster movie that broke out in the third act didn’t quite work for me.

  2. Steve Honeywell
    09/18/2017

    I find this movie so disappointing specifically because of the terrible third act. It makes it so much worse that the first two acts are near-perfect and beautifully filmed. Such a disappointment!

  3. Klaus
    10/08/2017

    Perhaps i’m too forgiving of the monster elements of this film, but I agree that the third act was disappointing.

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