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Sunshine Thoughts

Sunshine Thoughts

"In the not-too-distant future, Earth's dying sun spells the end for humanity. In a last-ditch effort to save the planet, a crew of eight men and women ventures into space with a device that could revive the star."

"In the not-too-distant future, Earth's dying sun spells the end for humanity. In a last-ditch effort to save the planet, a crew of eight men and women ventures into space with a device that could revive the star."

Let me clear something up before you read this review, I wasn’t a fan of Danny Boyle (not that I’m much of now) or did I care for movies about trying to save the environment but Sunshine changed my thoughts up on those matters a lot. I understood why Boyle was a great director and a movie with this concept if done right can be spectacular which is in the case of Sunshine while something of a failure is the Core.

I remember hearing good things about Sunshine and when I got the chance to check it out I was surprised and mesmerized.  The film was beautiful and the music was high class art and it’s become of those iconic emotional pieces of music used in trailers now.  I remember they used Clint Mansell’s Reqiuem theme for their trailer to heighten the drama but instead they created something as beautiful in the film.  The score helps elevate the film to another level.  Sunshine’s score is an example of how powerful music can be in a movie but what about the movie itself?

Sunshine is a very complex movie, the story on the outside is simple, 8 astronauts set out to save the sun by inserting a bomb to repower the sun again.  It’s actually a bit absurd sounding but that’s the beauty of science fiction or fiction in general.  You don’t have to abide by reality you can get creative as you want just as long as you don’t alienate your audience which is one thing I appreciated Sunshine for doing.  Written as an original script with a story that could go either way, the film is presented in a realistic manner to the point where this mission in reality could become possible and we as an audience don’t care about it being fake.  We are with the journey, each character is written in a unique fashion and at the time, the cast of small time actors get to showcase their abilities and add a unique flair to each character.  The characters are well developed, it feels natural, it feels exactly like it should if 8 people of this nature were on a ship.

Sunshine is a very complex movie, the story on the outside is simple, 8 astronauts set out to save the sun by inserting a bomb to repower the sun again.  It’s actually a bit absurd sounding but that’s the beauty of science fiction or fiction in general.  You don’t have to abide by reality you can get creative as you want just as long as you don’t alienate your audience which is one thing I appreciated Sunshine for doing.  Written as an original script with a story that could go either way, the film is presented in a realistic manner to the point where this mission in reality could become possible and we as an audience don’t care about it being fake.  We are with the journey, each character is written in a unique fashion and at the time, the cast of small time actors get to showcase their abilities and add a unique flair to each character.  The characters are well developed, it feels natural, it feels exactly like it should if 8 people of this nature were on a ship.

Sunshine is a flick that does so many things right, yes it suffers from cliches, but it’s a unique script presented in a realistic manner, it’s one of the better science fiction films out there with characters you care for, great performances from actors you wouldn’t expect to see from, great thrills and it’s a beautiful movie bolstered by a superb soundtrack that helps bring out the tone of the film.  It does a lot of things right, more than it does wrong, it’s 3rd act might bother people, but it shouldn’t, it’s what the film built up too and it’s fun.  8/10

Would I Recommend This?

Absolutely. For anyone who enjoys good movies this one movie you should check out, and if you’re a science fiction fan, you should check this out as soon as possible. Sunshine like I said was a film composed of all the right elements for a good movie, it has one of the most beautiful soundtracks in years and you’ll be able to recognize the theme as it was used in many trailers since the film’s release and it’s very thrilling at times. It might come off as an absurd film but you get past that fact once you start the movie. 8/10

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