Sunshine (2007) is a science fiction thriller set in the not so
distant future where the Sun is dying and mankind have launched
their last hope called Icharus 2, a space ship that has been given
the mission of reigniting Earth's dying sun. The crew of Icharus 2
contain some of the greatest minds and pilots known to man, however
when they intercept a distress call of Icharus 1, a ship that
attempted to reignite the sun seven years, they are forced to
investigate. Unfortunately for the crew of Icharus 2, something goes
awry and what they discover on this abandoned ship may prove fatal
to not only the crew but also Earth itself.
Starring Australia's Rose Byrne and Cliff Curtis (28 Days Later),
Sunshine is tastefully directed by Danny Boyle with outstanding
performances by all actors involved in this psychological science
fiction thriller. The special effects are also outstanding,
especially the scenes with Earth's dying sun.
I'm not usually a huge fan of commentaries but Sunshine contains
probably one of the best commentaries I have heard in ages. The
commentary by director Danny Boyle is interesting but the commentary
by Dr. Brian Cox from the University of Manchester really puts
credibility into the movie and explains that the scientific facts
behind the movie, the inconsistencies and how he was a vital part of
the story process. Brilliant!
conclusion, Sunshine is a great science fiction thriller movie that
pits man's darkest hour and how some men can overcome even their
greatest fears. Brilliantly directed, acted and made, Sunshine is a
must see movie.
Commentaries including Director
11 Deleted Scenes with Optional
Commentary by Danny Boyle
Web Production Diaries with
Introduction by Danny Boyle
Two Short Films
Theatrical Teaser and Trailer