Sunday, 12 June 2011

Sunshine (2007)



Director: Danny Boyle

Writer: Alex Garland

Starring: Cillian Murphy, Chris Evans, Michelle Yeoh, Rose Byrne, Troy Garity, Hiroyuki Sanada, Benedict Wong, Mark Strong, Cliff Curtis


Story; The Sun is dying and a team of scientists and astronauts have used all of Earth's resources to create a bomb to re-ignite the Sun. Travelling in the space craft Icarus 2 because Icarus 1 mission failed and the ship was lost. The team on Icarus 2 include the mastermind behind the bomb plan Robert Capa (Cillian Murphy) Captain Kaneda (Hiroyuki Sanada) second in command Harvey (Troy Garity) Engeriner Mace (Chris Evans) psychologist Searle (Cliff Curtis), Cassie (Rose Byrne), Corazon (Michelle Yeoh) and Trey (Bendict Wong).


After reaching Mercury Harvey picks up a signal that has been lost in the background of space. The signal is from Icarus 1 the ship is still intact. The team is left with the dilemma on whether to complete their mission or go to Icarus 1 and collect a second bomb increasing the chances of success. Capa concludes two payloads will be a greater chance and the risk is worth it. After a small miss calculation from Trey some of the reflective shields are damaged. They lose their oxygen garden not leaving them with enough oxygen to complete the mission.


They arrive at Icarus 1 and see Pinbacker (Mark Strong) video on what happened Icarus 1 is in full working order but there is no crew to be found. While searching Icarus 1 something happens leading to the airlock being damaged Capa, Mace, Harvey and Searle after left to work out who is most important to the mission. After losing crew the team now has little choice but to go complete the mission but how far can they get?


Verdict: This is a top sci-fi movie take an idea that hadn't been looked at before.built up with incredible tension from start to finish and very believable characters. The music adds to everything that happens so well creating more tension. The story will keep you guessing what will happen all the way through. This is a real edge of your seat classic one for all to see.


Best Quote: Capa' So if you wake up one morning and it's a particularly beautiful day, You'll know we made it'.


Favourite Character: Mace He is willing to do anything to save humanity and has some of the best scenes.


Stand out Performance: Cillian Murphy again playing his character to his normal perfection.


Best Moment: The first reveal on Pinbacker on board Icarus 2


Worst Moment: Hard to find one but i guess the end half of the movie feels alot like Event Horizon


My Rating 89%

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