“Sunshine”

sunshine.jpgRose Byrne
Cliff Curtis
Chris Evans
Troy Garity
Cilian Murphy
Hiroyuki Sanada
Benedict Wong
Michelle Yeoh



R           107min           2007

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 fo us all. With twists and turns you won’t see coming, this pulse-pounding journey to the sun is a nonstop thrill ride.

“Sunshine” turned out not to be what I thought it was. This is not a science fiction movies, its more of a horror film with a science fiction premise. The reason I say this is that very quickly it kills the crew very quickly I in “Event Horizon”.

The film just never gave me the suspense that most horror film gives. It did not give me the adrenaline rush that most action film gives. That one of the reasons I was disappointed with this film. Although it was not what I expected it was still an OK film.

Others that have seen said that they like “Sunshine” much more than I did. For all the known named actors in this film it did not feel like an ensemble. They could have put a bunch of unknown actors in the film and got the same results. The way this film fell flat was a waste of much of the acting talent in this film.

There are several special featurettes. There are deleted and alternate scenes. There are two short film with intros by Danny Boyd. It features two audio commentaries on with the director Danny Boyd and the other with Dr. Brian Cox, University of Manchester. There also web production diaries. The movie previews for this film are “Wrong Turn 2: Dead End”, “The Hills Have Eyes 2”, and “28 Days Later”.

I give it 2/5.

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