Monday, September 2, 2013

Sunshine (2007)

Director: Danny Boyle. Cast: Cillian Murphy, Rose Byrne, Chris Evans, Michelle Yeoh, Cliff Curtis, Mark Strong. 107 min. Rated R. UK/USA. Sci-fi/Thriller.

A space mission to re-ignite the sun which is darkening, via a nuclear explosion at its core. This might have been an interesting movie if it wasn't so heavily dependent on whatever made Alien successful: a crew in a claustrophobic ship that keeps dwindling in numbers, a not-very-trustworthy central computer, an alien-like predator, a possible betrayer among the crew, and a climactic ending involving a self-destruct countdown. Even similar to the 1979 movie, there's a bearded captain! Watching this in a theater must have been a hell of an experience, but Danny Boyle's shot at sci-fi is not very groundbreaking.

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