Sunshine (2007)

by on August 18th, 2014
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“Our sun is dying. Mankind faces extinction. 16 months ago, I, Robert Capa, and a crew of seven left Earth in a solar winter. Our mission; re-ignite the sun before it’s too late. Welcome to Icarus II.” – Robert Capa; Sunshine (2007)

In the year 2057, the Sun is dying and an international team made up of astronauts from the United States, Australia, Korea, Japan and China is sent to jump-start the Sun’s core in hopes of victorious salvation. The international team of “Icarus II” has been chosen to embark on the mission of a lifetime, the mission to save the universe. Icarus II’s team is sent strapped to the back of Earth’s only hope; an experimental Stellar Bomb which has the mass of the Sun. Along the way, the mission begins to go awry as many problems arise along with a re-igniting an investigation into the disappearance of “Icarus I”.

From the director of “Trainspotting” and “28 Days Later“, Sunshine focuses on more of the science rather than fiction, which help create an amazing real and intimate feel from its characters. Sunshine also exceeds many expectations, set by prior sci-fi films through its beautiful special effects and CG environments. It’s far from boring and cleverly able to keep you in-sync while teaching a few things about science in space.

Sunshineis a movie that is engrossed with curiosity while showing Earth’s determination for hope while the teams’ sanity is pushed to the edge. While still being able to provide comical relief in times of intense stress and testosterone, Sunshinealso keeps its intrigue by making you realize the scary realism of the film. Sunshine is a fantastic mind-twisting thriller and bursting with beautiful visuals for nearly anyone to enjoy for years to come. Sunshine also contains a magnificent ensemble cast is filled with many acting favorites such as Chris Evans, Hiroyuki Sanada and Cliff Curtis who perform exceptionally.

Danny Boyle has truly succeeded in creating a magical movie in which we can re-discover the essence of our existence; and are forced to decide if we would be able to make the ultimate sacrifice for mankind’s survival.

“So if you wake up one morning, and it’s a particularly beautiful day; you’ll know we made it.” – Robert Capa; Sunshine (2007)

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