And thus Cillian Murphy played his greatest role. The role of the banana!
Main Actors: Cillian Murphy and Chris Evans (that’s right, Captian America goes to space)
MPAA Rating: R
Passionate Expressions: Holy cow, lots and lots and lots and lots of these, screamed in succession, over and over and over again.
Useless Vulgar Language: Not too much of this but it was in there.
Sex in Reality: No sex in this movie
Imaginary Sex: Again, no sex in this movie, which is amazing considering the stylized cinematography they did, combined with the fact that everyone is sweating a lot.
Real Violence: Yes, quite a bit of self-sacrifice.
Action Violence: Some. While there is not a lot of gore in this movie, the little bit that they put in there did not mesh with the overall feeling of the movie.
Pointless Violence: Can’t say that there was.
Manly Rating: A
Visual Effects: A+
Food to Watch With: Let’s see, something that would be in space…..Mush yourself up some vegetables and suck ’em through a straw.
Plot Synopsis: Mankind attempts to save itself by jump-starting the sun.
Review: Due to the “Plot Synopsis” you might be thinking this movie is a lot like “The Core”. No, this movie did not follow that one into the icy depths of lamness; this movie was awesome. Sunshine is a Sci-Fi movie, through and through. It is smart, witty, and doesn’t get too wrapped up in showing you technology that could never exist, it just shows you what it needs to. The visuals combined with the score are fantastic and the acting by the main and secondary characters was solid all the way around. This movie leaves you to your own interpretations a lot of the time and there is very little downtime for you to catch your breath. The language is pretty severe but the gore is limited and there is absolutely no sex in this movie. It was directed by Danny Boyle, the same guy that did “28 Days Later” so expect some curve-balls and honest story telling. This movie didn’t get a lot of press and didn’t stay in theaters long but it is a jewel worth finding for your DVD collection.
Life Lessons: Great movie that looks very honestly at doing what is best for the whole.
Summary: Great movie that should fill the Sci-Fi need in most nerds.
Would I Watch This Again: Absolutely.