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The Best Movie You Never Saw: Sunshine

May. 31, 2013by: Paul Shirey

Welcome to The Best Movie You NEVER Saw, a column dedicated to examining films that have flown under the radar or gained traction throughout the years, earning them a place as a cult classic or underrated gem that was either before it’s time or has aged like a fine wine. WARNING: SOME SPOILERS BELOW

This week we’ll be examining SUNSHINE, from writer Alex Garland and director Danny Boyle.

THE STORY:

Fifty years into the future, Earth is faced with a dying sun. A team of astronauts is sent to reignite it with a nuclear bomb, but never reach their destination. A second crew is sent out to finish the job, but what they encounter is far more than just a race against the clock, but a journey of obsession, duty, fear, and resolve to save all mankind.

THE PLAYERS:

Alex Garland (28 DAYS LATER, THE BEACH, DREDD) wrote SUNSHINE with the intent to collaborate with director Danny Boyle, as they had on both THE BEACH and 28 DAYS LATER. The stellar cast is a diverse lot, including Captain America himself, Chris Evans, BATMAN BEGINSCillian Murphy, BRIDESMAID’s Rose Byrne, TRAINING DAY’s Cliff Curtis, MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA’s Michelle Yeoh, THE LAST SAMURAI’s Hiroyuki Sanada, MOON’s Benedict Wong, BANDIT’s Troy Garity, and lastly STARDUST’s Mark Strong.

THE HISTORY:

Garland wrote SUNSHINE as an ode to the sci-fi pics he’d grown up with, such as 2001, ALIEN, and SOLARIS, while wrapping it up in a metaphor for atheism. When Boyle was brought on to direct, his interpretation was more mystical in nature. Ultimately, the two found common ground and pressed forward, working on the script for more than a year, going through 35 drafts in the end. They spent a year on pre-production, with independent financing in place and a budget set at $40 million, shooting for three months, before spending another year in post. Piss poor marketing and a failure to find an audience turned out the lights on SUNSHINE, which brought in a paltry $32 million worldwide.

With a great script, visionary director, diverse cast, and an elaborate attention to detail, SUNSHINE was lost on moviegoers, but has since earned a cult status that many herald as the best sci-fi film of the last decade.

"Yeah, but look at 'Sunshine's' box office, it was just a catastrophe at the box office and made no money at all. We made this movie, we put our guts into it, it got pretty good reviews, and nobody really gave a fuck..." - Alex Garland

WHY IT’S GREAT:

SUNSHINE is a visually exciting film that never leaves your eyeballs bored and stretches your brain from start to finish. It’s anxiety-ridden, exhausting, beautiful, smart, ambiguous, and scary. The film is chock full of your usual sci-fi tropes (skeleton crew on a big ship on a big mission), but nearly all of them are either turned on their head and presented in a way we haven’t seen before.

Unlike the scientists from Ridley Scott’s PROMETHEUS, who are probably the most bone headed ever captured on film, the characters in SUNSHINE act like, well, professionals and human beings. They are afraid, smart, calculating, logical, illogical, and operate under a sense of duty, while struggling with their own humanity. None of them are cowboys out to take a risk for risk’s sake.

Rationality is at the forefront here (as it was NOT in PROMETHEUS) and there are many moments where the characters simply stop and think, rather than deliver some quippy line and do something ridiculous. It’s this level of characterization that creates a crew you can relate to, rather than picking favorites and hoping for someone’s demise. Instead, you feel trapped with these individuals, headed to a fate unknown, but likely carved in sacrifice.

"Basically, the idea of these characters all alone in space, attached to the back of a bomb that's flying into the sun, the source of all human life as we know it, was too wonderful to resist." - Danny Boyle

Visually, Boyle never disappoints. His aesthetic is sharp, atmospheric, and stylized, but never overly so. It fits the genre perfectly and makes for a film that can be timeless in its presentation. Boyle uses every aspect of the craft to tell the tale; the golden space suits, the lush green of the oxygen garden, the burning orange of the sun, the powdery dust that floats in the air of a desolate ship.  It’s so well thought out and executed that I find myself amazed at the creative decisions each time I watch it. It’s clever, even though it never feels like it’s trying to be.

The sound of SUNSHINE is as much a part of the overall impact of the film as any visual cue or actor’s performance. The score by John Murphy and Underworld is an amazing, eclectic blend that goes well beyond the typical Goldsmith-esque space opera score. It’s the right mixture of tension, levity, and shock that is needed. Coupled with the sound effects, which are awe-inspiring, be it the ship sailing in the stars, an explosion in the oxygen garden, or the beacon of a lost ship, it’s all mixed together beautifully. I only wish half the movies made paid as much attention to what we’re hearing instead of what we’re seeing.

The acting is spot on with everyone pulling their weight, even if the glamour is absent from the role. Everyone is flawed and each actor lets those flaws show, rather than attempt to be the well-liked hero. Cillian Murphy is as engaging as always, but the stand out here is Chris Evans, who up until I saw SUNSHINE, seemed like just a Hollywood pretty-boy just doing the rounds. Evans is, by all accounts, at his best here.

"Like ten people saw it. All my good movies, nobody sees. Everybody goes and sees 'Fantastic Four,' but nobody sees 'Sunshine.' I'd have a different career if people saw that. I love that movie, man. I love Danny Boyle. I love that experience and I love that cast. That was one of those movies, top to bottom, I'm just in love with." - Chris Evans

The most controversial aspect of SUNSHINE is its third act, which most relate to as the point where the film becomes a “slasher” film. It was a bold choice by Boyle and Garland and I think it’s completely misinterpreted. One of the characters is portrayed as a Freddy Kreuger-esque villain, obsessed with destroying the mission. With a bloody and violent turn, crewmembers start dying and some have likened it more to JASON X rather than a space set thriller. I couldn’t disagree more.

The “villain” is seen in a haze, never fully realized. He is an echo, a particle of who he was, and acts as the face of madness, while the crew attempts to hold it together in the face of a fiery demise. The pressure and loneliness of what they’re doing is the main conflict, as each crewmember comes face-to-face with their own mortality, their own weakness, and their own humanity. In the end, it leaves the window open for interpretation. Is the character real? Imagined? An illusion of madness? Or all of the above? It’s a great conundrum, but one that has divided many (including Quentin Tarantino) over the final act.

For me, SUNSHINE is one of the best sci-fi films ever made. It pays homage, while opening new doors at the same time, never playing to what you expect. It leaves you with something to chew on, rather than spit out. Turn out the lights, crank up the volume, and watch it on the biggest screen you have.

"I’m proud of it, and I wanted the experience to be truly viscerally and visually exhilarating, that you feel as though you’re being taken on a journey somewhere. - Danny Boyle"

MEMORABLE SCENE:

The entire film is so beautifully rendered that it’s hard to choose, but I think the scene that clinches the wide range of emotions throughout is the repair sequence. It’s filled with all the right tension beats and cut to the haunting score with precision.

WATCH IT:

SUNSHINE is available on special edition blu-ray, complete with making-of’s, trailers, and commentaries. Get it here!

PARTING SHOT:

"When I see 'Sunshine' I see a film that part of me is kind of very proud of and another part of me is very sad about, so it's a really complicated film for me. And I've never been really able to resolve all that in my myself." - Alex Garland

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10:37AM on 05/31/2013

Saw it when it first came out

Thought it was boring, didn't get the hype then.
Thought it was boring, didn't get the hype then.
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10:40AM on 05/31/2013
A masterpiece of science fiction film-making, severely underrated and should have earned multiple Oscars.
A masterpiece of science fiction film-making, severely underrated and should have earned multiple Oscars.
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10:45AM on 05/31/2013
This movie always gets shit on for its ending, but I think its pretty excellent all the way through
This movie always gets shit on for its ending, but I think its pretty excellent all the way through
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12:04PM on 05/31/2013
The ending is a thousand times better than LINCOLN's ending and look how many that got.
The ending is a thousand times better than LINCOLN's ending and look how many that got.
10:45AM on 05/31/2013

love this movie

spot on take of it too...
spot on take of it too...
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10:49AM on 05/31/2013

unknown?

This? Really?
This? Really?
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10:26AM on 06/01/2013
I am not hating on the film. I like the film, if you had a brain you would understand that im saying it is not unheard of.

So read comments properly before you reply to them.
I am not hating on the film. I like the film, if you had a brain you would understand that im saying it is not unheard of.

So read comments properly before you reply to them.
3:18AM on 06/01/2013
Yea this really, because it's freaking awesome. Hate it if you must, I'll just feel bad for you.
Yea this really, because it's freaking awesome. Hate it if you must, I'll just feel bad for you.
10:53AM on 05/31/2013

I'm thinking this is pretty well seen.

Not gonna cry too hard here because this column got me to watch Johnny Handsome again but this movie has a pretty big following especially since it was directed by a pretty famous, Oscar-winning director. Love that it's getting props but maybe dig a little deeper next time.
Not gonna cry too hard here because this column got me to watch Johnny Handsome again but this movie has a pretty big following especially since it was directed by a pretty famous, Oscar-winning director. Love that it's getting props but maybe dig a little deeper next time.
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10:55AM on 05/31/2013
I thought The Way of the Gun was already a rather dubious choice for this column seeing as how it's not tht obscure. But I'm pretty sure most movie buffs have seen, or at least heard of, Sunshine.
I thought The Way of the Gun was already a rather dubious choice for this column seeing as how it's not tht obscure. But I'm pretty sure most movie buffs have seen, or at least heard of, Sunshine.
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11:02AM on 05/31/2013
I think this movie is easily one of the best science fiction films, ever. A lot of criticism is drawn from its third act when it suddenly goes from 2001 to Event Horizon, but I think it fits Boyle's film making style and it provided an emotional/scary conclusion.
I think this movie is easily one of the best science fiction films, ever. A lot of criticism is drawn from its third act when it suddenly goes from 2001 to Event Horizon, but I think it fits Boyle's film making style and it provided an emotional/scary conclusion.
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12:22PM on 05/31/2013
"...2001 to Event Horizon" Good comparison.
"...2001 to Event Horizon" Good comparison.
11:06AM on 05/31/2013
This one turned Chris Evans into a legit actor in my book.
This one turned Chris Evans into a legit actor in my book.
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11:07AM on 05/31/2013

See? This movie I loved

I loved this movie! But still dislike Way of the Gun...
I loved this movie! But still dislike Way of the Gun...
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11:07AM on 05/31/2013
Absolutely love this movie. The imagery, atmosphere and music alone were worth the price of admission, but it's a movie that grips me to the end.
Absolutely love this movie. The imagery, atmosphere and music alone were worth the price of admission, but it's a movie that grips me to the end.
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11:08AM on 05/31/2013
"The most controversial aspect of SUNSHINE is its third act, which most relate to as the point where the film becomes a slasher film"

That's because it DID become a slasher film. And then it just utterly lost me.

This thoughtful, engaging and well crafted piece of sci-fi suddenly became a Jason movie. And I bloody LOVE Jason movies, but for completely different reasons. Hell it could be argued that Alien becomes a slasher movie once the Alien has chestburst, and that's totally fine
"The most controversial aspect of SUNSHINE is its third act, which most relate to as the point where the film becomes a slasher film"

That's because it DID become a slasher film. And then it just utterly lost me.

This thoughtful, engaging and well crafted piece of sci-fi suddenly became a Jason movie. And I bloody LOVE Jason movies, but for completely different reasons. Hell it could be argued that Alien becomes a slasher movie once the Alien has chestburst, and that's totally fine because it was supposed to be a space-horror monster movie. However this, from what I remember, was a well acted movie about existence with a tense under-lying feeling and some genuinely lovely sci-fi ideas.....all thrown away in the last act to a guy running about hacking people up with a knife.

Plus, like most, I disagree that this is a "movie you never saw". Especially on a movie fan centered site, and even more especially after Evans was cast as Cap.
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11:21AM on 05/31/2013
I never got why the guy at the end was so ridiculously strong, but the choice was cohesive, they ran into the previous crew who abandoned their mission. It's actually a very intelligent choice, and the gravity shifts at the end are great.
I never got why the guy at the end was so ridiculously strong, but the choice was cohesive, they ran into the previous crew who abandoned their mission. It's actually a very intelligent choice, and the gravity shifts at the end are great.
11:09AM on 05/31/2013

But...

..I did see the movie. Damnit, now what?!
..I did see the movie. Damnit, now what?!
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11:14AM on 05/31/2013
Good film, but the ending keeps it from greatness. I also think a better film to compare it to would obviously be Event Horizon, not Prometheus (which I believe to be a better film in the end).
Good film, but the ending keeps it from greatness. I also think a better film to compare it to would obviously be Event Horizon, not Prometheus (which I believe to be a better film in the end).
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11:31AM on 05/31/2013
Event Horizon is garbage.
Event Horizon is garbage.
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11:15AM on 05/31/2013
I saw it a few years ago. It was ok. A little over rated I thought. But I've seen worse.
I saw it a few years ago. It was ok. A little over rated I thought. But I've seen worse.
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11:24AM on 05/31/2013
I liked it, it was clever, entertaining sci-fi and Boyle is a visual director so it looked terrific. The cast worked very well together and I liked the "method acting" idea of having them all live in the same house for a few weeks before shooting began. I know the ending has proven very divisive, but I didn't mind it. I guess you could say it out-Prometheused Prometheus. Hope the upcoming Europa Report has a similar feel to this one.
I liked it, it was clever, entertaining sci-fi and Boyle is a visual director so it looked terrific. The cast worked very well together and I liked the "method acting" idea of having them all live in the same house for a few weeks before shooting began. I know the ending has proven very divisive, but I didn't mind it. I guess you could say it out-Prometheused Prometheus. Hope the upcoming Europa Report has a similar feel to this one.
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11:30AM on 05/31/2013
One of the only movies I still consider awesome while ignoring its crap ending.
One of the only movies I still consider awesome while ignoring its crap ending.
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11:32AM on 05/31/2013

Nope

I fall into the "third act" category. The first two acts were really awesome, very 2001 and Solaris like. Then we get "Jason X" or "Freddy in Space". I agree with everything you say about the beginning two acts, very beautiful and great characters, but if you have add stupid shit, like "the run of the mill crazy killer" we have all gotten used to over the years, to keep the movie "fresh and engaging" then maybe that's a sign that you should write a 36th draft.
I fall into the "third act" category. The first two acts were really awesome, very 2001 and Solaris like. Then we get "Jason X" or "Freddy in Space". I agree with everything you say about the beginning two acts, very beautiful and great characters, but if you have add stupid shit, like "the run of the mill crazy killer" we have all gotten used to over the years, to keep the movie "fresh and engaging" then maybe that's a sign that you should write a 36th draft.
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11:53AM on 05/31/2013

saw it

eh, good first 2 acts
eh, good first 2 acts
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11:56AM on 05/31/2013

Beautiful looking movie

Fabulous on the big screen but I too was disappointed by what it turned into. There were so many other possibilities.
Fabulous on the big screen but I too was disappointed by what it turned into. There were so many other possibilities.
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12:02PM on 05/31/2013

Seen it 15 times, bro!!

First of all, why would we have not seen a sci-fi epic like this considering it was directed by the master Danny Boyle? The score by John Murphy, one of the best of the last decade, no joke. Trust me joblo-ers, check it out, you won't regret it.
First of all, why would we have not seen a sci-fi epic like this considering it was directed by the master Danny Boyle? The score by John Murphy, one of the best of the last decade, no joke. Trust me joblo-ers, check it out, you won't regret it.
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12:03PM on 05/31/2013
I have too seen it! And I've always loved it, great flick!
I have too seen it! And I've always loved it, great flick!
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12:04PM on 05/31/2013

Not to Mention...

This is what initially made me see Chris Evans as capable of pulling off Cap America, cause we all know he can do the tongue in cheek hero, but Cap is serious, corny, but stoic and brave, this is the first time I have seen Evans really nail that part.
This is what initially made me see Chris Evans as capable of pulling off Cap America, cause we all know he can do the tongue in cheek hero, but Cap is serious, corny, but stoic and brave, this is the first time I have seen Evans really nail that part.
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12:20PM on 05/31/2013
I love Sunshine, I just don't like the 3rd act. In order for the "slasher" part to work, the captain needed to be more grounded, more realistic- not a superhuman. Not necessary a calculating murderer, but more schizophrenic and delusional.

Edit: Oh, didn't realize a lot of people feel the same way towards the 3rd act. I guess I'm beating a dead horse.
I love Sunshine, I just don't like the 3rd act. In order for the "slasher" part to work, the captain needed to be more grounded, more realistic- not a superhuman. Not necessary a calculating murderer, but more schizophrenic and delusional.

Edit: Oh, didn't realize a lot of people feel the same way towards the 3rd act. I guess I'm beating a dead horse.
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12:23PM on 05/31/2013
The reason it keeps me from really loving it is that unecessary bad guy addition late in the game. If he wasn't there, the movie would be a solid 9 for me. As it stands, it's an 8, which is very good as well.
The reason it keeps me from really loving it is that unecessary bad guy addition late in the game. If he wasn't there, the movie would be a solid 9 for me. As it stands, it's an 8, which is very good as well.
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1:22PM on 05/31/2013
I had exactly the same reaction. Plus, they gave him some "superstrenght", which made him even more ridiculous...
I had exactly the same reaction. Plus, they gave him some "superstrenght", which made him even more ridiculous...
1:17PM on 05/31/2013
Not my favorite Danny Boyle movie but still a truly great film. Very similar to 2001 in so many ways. I'm sure I will see "Trance" on this list soon because that movie was epic in every way and no one saw it.
Not my favorite Danny Boyle movie but still a truly great film. Very similar to 2001 in so many ways. I'm sure I will see "Trance" on this list soon because that movie was epic in every way and no one saw it.
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1:36PM on 05/31/2013

Finally

Somebody sees this film, and knows its damn amazing. I am so in love with this film. Everything about it is perfect. And do you really think the villain is real? or just part of their memorys ? like maybe the crew is really killing each other ? did anybody ever think of that .
Somebody sees this film, and knows its damn amazing. I am so in love with this film. Everything about it is perfect. And do you really think the villain is real? or just part of their memorys ? like maybe the crew is really killing each other ? did anybody ever think of that .
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1:38PM on 05/31/2013
Sunshine is one of the greatest Sci-fi films ever made and is also one of my all time favorites. The movie is vastly underrated and unknown and it's a shame because it truly is one of the best examples of brilliant filmmaking. The story was great and the acting especially from Murphy and ESPECIALLY Evans was all top notch.

This film is a truly a rare gem and one that I enjoy watching over and over again.

How about the movie Narc for this column? That's another great underrated film.
Sunshine is one of the greatest Sci-fi films ever made and is also one of my all time favorites. The movie is vastly underrated and unknown and it's a shame because it truly is one of the best examples of brilliant filmmaking. The story was great and the acting especially from Murphy and ESPECIALLY Evans was all top notch.

This film is a truly a rare gem and one that I enjoy watching over and over again.

How about the movie Narc for this column? That's another great underrated film.
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2:15PM on 05/31/2013

almost a classic

Until the third act this film had classic written all over it. Even with the missteps of the third act it is still a beautiful film.
Until the third act this film had classic written all over it. Even with the missteps of the third act it is still a beautiful film.
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2:31PM on 05/31/2013
I saw this in the theater and tried to push other people towards it but no one at the time seem interested. Now, many of those same people have come up to me and been like "Dude, have you seen Sunshine?"
I saw this in the theater and tried to push other people towards it but no one at the time seem interested. Now, many of those same people have come up to me and been like "Dude, have you seen Sunshine?"
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2:45PM on 05/31/2013

fuck the ending!!

fuck the fucking fuck of a fucking what the fuck ending. i loved this movie up until the last 15 minutes and then i just screamed and threw my cat off of my 4th floor apartment to land on a nun and claw her to death. fuck the ending! but besides that...Quentin Tarantino did a lovely 30 - 45 minute video review of the movie that you can, easily, find online. oh yeah....fuck the ending!
fuck the fucking fuck of a fucking what the fuck ending. i loved this movie up until the last 15 minutes and then i just screamed and threw my cat off of my 4th floor apartment to land on a nun and claw her to death. fuck the ending! but besides that...Quentin Tarantino did a lovely 30 - 45 minute video review of the movie that you can, easily, find online. oh yeah....fuck the ending!
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3:55PM on 05/31/2013
Danny Boyle only makes good movies, I would be very surprised if most reader on this site hadent seen this movie.
Danny Boyle only makes good movies, I would be very surprised if most reader on this site hadent seen this movie.
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4:01PM on 05/31/2013
I loved the last scene when they replayed Capa's line "So if you wake up one morning and it's a particularly beautiful day, you'll know we made it. " Just beautiful.
I loved the last scene when they replayed Capa's line "So if you wake up one morning and it's a particularly beautiful day, you'll know we made it. " Just beautiful.
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4:51PM on 05/31/2013
i just re watched Sunshine on Blu Ray last night and was pleased to see this article today! Sunshine is one of my favorite movies and i think it is one of Boyle's best.
i just re watched Sunshine on Blu Ray last night and was pleased to see this article today! Sunshine is one of my favorite movies and i think it is one of Boyle's best.
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5:24PM on 05/31/2013
One of my favorite movies and my pick for the best science fiction film of the 2000s.
One of my favorite movies and my pick for the best science fiction film of the 2000s.
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6:06PM on 05/31/2013

Than You

This movie never seems to get the recognition it deserves. While I find it just short of great the music score by John Murphy made him into one of my favorite film composers. the last ten minutes are epic and just beutiful in every way.
This movie never seems to get the recognition it deserves. While I find it just short of great the music score by John Murphy made him into one of my favorite film composers. the last ten minutes are epic and just beutiful in every way.
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6:28PM on 05/31/2013

I remember the drive home from seeing this

I had my arm out the window, feeling the air, that movie made me more appreciative of living on Earth.
I had my arm out the window, feeling the air, that movie made me more appreciative of living on Earth.
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9:59PM on 05/31/2013

Wish I had seen it in theaters

This is one of my top 5 favorite movies all time. I think the third act could have been handled better but even as it is I love this movie. Just amazing all around. Couldn't agree more about Chris Evans too and the acting range and ability he showed in this movie. Loved seeing this article because people need to see this movie.

I just wish I had seen it in theaters back when it released. That soundtrack and those visuals on the big screen would just be utterly wonderful.
This is one of my top 5 favorite movies all time. I think the third act could have been handled better but even as it is I love this movie. Just amazing all around. Couldn't agree more about Chris Evans too and the acting range and ability he showed in this movie. Loved seeing this article because people need to see this movie.

I just wish I had seen it in theaters back when it released. That soundtrack and those visuals on the big screen would just be utterly wonderful.
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10:45PM on 05/31/2013

Tarantino was right...

Even though the third act devolves into monster movie basics, I can overlook it because of the stellar first 2/3's.
Very underrated. Good story.
Even though the third act devolves into monster movie basics, I can overlook it because of the stellar first 2/3's.
Very underrated. Good story.
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11:21PM on 05/31/2013
Am I the only one who equates this move to the Linkin Park song Leave out all the Rest. Just always put the two together
Am I the only one who equates this move to the Linkin Park song Leave out all the Rest. Just always put the two together
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10:27AM on 06/01/2013
Sweet, almost missed this one in theaters
Sweet, almost missed this one in theaters
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1:59AM on 06/02/2013
Easily one of the best sci-fi films in a long time and has one of the best pieces of music to ever be created. While it does go to slasher-ville in the 3rd act, Boyle does bring it back to its roots with its wonderful ending.
Easily one of the best sci-fi films in a long time and has one of the best pieces of music to ever be created. While it does go to slasher-ville in the 3rd act, Boyle does bring it back to its roots with its wonderful ending.
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10:51AM on 06/07/2013
I hate the rep this movie has. If it was released in the late 70's or early 80's it would have been huge. For me Sunshine and Moon will go down as classics in sci if genre once people realise science fiction doesn't have to have aliens and starship fights throughout.
I hate the rep this movie has. If it was released in the late 70's or early 80's it would have been huge. For me Sunshine and Moon will go down as classics in sci if genre once people realise science fiction doesn't have to have aliens and starship fights throughout.
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12:45PM on 06/21/2013

Love the first 2/3 of this movie

I'm in the camp of people who felt the movie fell apart in the third act. It just felt like it had become a different the way it was executed. That being said, it doesn't take away from my enjoyment of the film as a whole. I think it's some of the best sci-fi in the past 20 years. And Chris Evans is very impressive here. The scene where they enter Ikarus 1 and it flashes the pictures of the crew is one of the most unsettling scenes I've ever watched.
I'm in the camp of people who felt the movie fell apart in the third act. It just felt like it had become a different the way it was executed. That being said, it doesn't take away from my enjoyment of the film as a whole. I think it's some of the best sci-fi in the past 20 years. And Chris Evans is very impressive here. The scene where they enter Ikarus 1 and it flashes the pictures of the crew is one of the most unsettling scenes I've ever watched.
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2:26PM on 06/28/2013

Saw this in theaters, loved it then love it now! See it now!

Danny's Boyle's best film in my opinion! A modern day classic sci-fi thriller! Love showing this film to people for the first time. Honestly the third act is intense and magnificent! Will always defend "Sunshine" as a great film. I blame the marketing, or I should say lack of marketing, for the film as the reason for the film's box office bomb.
Also, a great soundtrack to buy off of iTunes!
Danny's Boyle's best film in my opinion! A modern day classic sci-fi thriller! Love showing this film to people for the first time. Honestly the third act is intense and magnificent! Will always defend "Sunshine" as a great film. I blame the marketing, or I should say lack of marketing, for the film as the reason for the film's box office bomb.
Also, a great soundtrack to buy off of iTunes!
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