Sunshine (2007) English Subtitled Review
So it’s been a while since I done a review for movies, but after watching this one for a second time around, I really felt inspired to write it. Today I’ll be writing about Sunshine. By director Danny Boyle, who won an Oscar for Slumdog Millionaire.
I’ll be honest the first time I watched Sunshine, I really thought the movie was quite boring, until I recently received a copy while going through my friend’s computer.
So the movie is a science fiction/thriller. It follows these group of astronauts who are sent on a mission to save earth, by taking this shuttle “Icarus II”, after a failed attempt in the past to revive the sun. Earth’s last hope to save themselves, they build this massive nuclear bomb out of the last remaining materials existing on our planet. Based on the “Big Bang” theory, they decide to create an explosion large enough to produce a star within a star (Sun). Along the mission, these astronauts encounter a bunch of problems, after a long period living closely with each other. The movie truly shows human emotion at work, a fight breaks over the simplest thing like sending a video message back to loved ones. Which if you really follow the movie, you’ll understand why. They also encounter the loss of their ecosystem, that generate their oxygen. After one of the crew members makes a disastrous calculation, that requires them to make a exterior repair to the ship, in which the captain sacrifices himself for the greater good. After the loss of their captain they found, distress signals from “Icarus I”, which seemed almost impossible, since believed they were lost seven year ago. They make a decision to take the route to rendezvous with the original Icarus, which would increase their chances of success of the mission with an extra bomb.
Their judgment call proved to be ugly, They encounter many more situations such as losing crew members, a guilty suicide that ties to the first half of the movie. An old crew members death wish to everyone, after sabotaging Icarus II’s mission.
The movie proves to have a lot of plot twist and some loose ends, but then it makes up for incredible acting, and tremendous soundtrack that makes you feel the emotions involved in some scenes. The plot seems to be building up to something since the very beginning, but with many plot twists. It ends up to slightly kill the movie, In my opinion. I think they should of stuck to the whole, its the typical end of the world plot, get to destination, draw straws to see who stays, detonate, and leave sorta deals.
Aside from all of it, I definitely still would recommend the movie to anyone who wishes to pass time. Its worth a watch, but I would recommend others before it. The soundtrack does make up for a lot of things through the movie.
Loves: Truly enjoyed many of the actors attempt to deliver the screenplay, very diverse cast, great directing and great soundtrack.
Hates: Didn’t really enjoy much of the plot twists, their whole attempt to isolate the character’s emotions seemed good, but they should of put more memory elements to the plot. Such as childhood memories, flash backs, just to make the characters more human.