in about 100 words or less
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).