Director: Danny Boyle
Genre: Thriller/ Science Fiction
Runtime: 108 minutes
Starring: Cillian Murphy, Chris Evans, Rose Byrne, Michelle Yeoh, Mark Strong, Cliff Curtis, Troy Garity, Hiroyuki Sanada, Benedict Wong
Description: A team of international astronauts is sent on a dangerous mission to reignite the dying Sun with a nuclear fission bomb in 2057.
Review: With the space thriller “Sunshine”, director Danny Boyle tries out a new genre. The movie is set in 2057, when the sun doesn’t work anymore and astronauts go on a mission to ‘reanimate’ the sun. The plan is to launch an atom bomb towards the sun, which has to make sure the sun does its work again.
It’s a pretty bizarre concept and it might seem incredible. The constant claustrophobic feel and the psychological instability of the crew make this movie interesting. Maybe “Sunshine” isn’t as original, it sure is worth to give it a go.
Visually the movie is beautiful, this is like nothing I have ever seen. And that in combination with that amazing music. Because of the great visuals, it’s a movie that won’t outdate easily.
“Sunshine” is a good science fiction thriller, the acting is solid and it looks stunning.
Rating: 3,5/ 5