Sunshine (2007)

Sunshine (2007)

2007 R 107 Minutes

Science Fiction | Thriller

50 years from now the sun is dying and life on earth is threatened by arctic temperatures. Mankind puts together all its resources and sends a spaceship carrying a huge bomb designed to re-ignite t...

Overall Rating

8 / 10
Verdict: Good

User Review

  • TheMovieDiorama

    TheMovieDiorama

    10 / 10
    Sunshine is, and always will be, truly outstanding. There are not enough superlatives and adjectives in the English dictionary to describe my adoration for this epic piece of cinema. Absolutely incredible, even after the fiftieth watch! The ensemble cast here are all equally excellent, they each bring their own qualities. We, as viewers, can feel each action or sacrifice that every character makes is for the future of humanity. The enormous weight on their shoulders...and one scene truly illustrates this. When Cillian Murphy trips and struggles to get back up whilst the camera flicks back and forth to a countdown...it's just poetic. It's also my favourite scene of all time. Danny Boyle is such a contemporary director, I love his visual flair like warping the camera to heighten the terror of a certain character (for which I will not spoil). The narrative is a prime example why the three act structure works. First act is a drama as the crew decide whether to go off course or not, second act is a thriller as the crew deal with consequences made earlier and then third act is a slasher (again, for which I will not spoil). Whilst of course all of this being a Sci-Fi at its core. I know many people who did not like the third act, however I disagree. The dramatic shifts in genre work for me and I found it refreshing, thrilling and captivating. The score, particularly Adagio in D Minor, is absolutely epic and makes the experience even better. Oh, and the ending is beautiful...the Sun has never looked so majestic and terrifying at the same time. If you read all of this, then you know my love for this film is probably excessive but in my opinion justifiable. Sunshine gets the perfect score. Highly overlooked and suggest you watch it now.