Sending a crew of astronauts with a giant nuke to reignite the sun? Sure, whatever. I don't mind suspending my disbelief for 2 hours in the name of good entertainment. I can even get over all the dated SciFi cliches - The communication breakdown with earth, the rendezvous with the mysteriously disappeared earlier ship, the psychological pressure between the crew members. The visuals are very appealing. Boyle heavily borrows from films such as 2001, and the imagery is gorgeous. But unfortunately it's not enough to save the film from its dopey, boring plot. The crew constantly bumbles around, stumbling form one disaster to the next and making one stupid decision after the other for no reason other than to move the plot forward. [SPOILER WARNING] By the time the captain of the previous mission re-emerges as some sort of religious zombie ghost with a severe sunburn, I was praying for humanity to already get wiped out, so I could stop watching this nonsense.
One of my favorites! (I pretend the last 10 minutes happened my way) Awesome movie. Like so many others, the ending is not so pleasing as the rest...actually it is, but it takes on something that, on its own might have not been so aggravating if that thing was left behind prior to the big escape to suicide...HOWEVER...The movie movie is among my favorites...all prior uniqueness points still GREATLY outweigh the dumb repeat-stowaway issue. What, did he gain superhuman powers or something? F-2-the-that! I'd rather see 5 minutes of Cappa boning his travel partner, or 2 minutes of people on earth being cold and scared that the Icarus II never made it. Except for that HUGE feat of ability by a clearly injured and scarred mad man, presented in the last 10 minutes...the rest of the movie is gold...even the events that include the mad man up until that point. THE SOUNDTRACK IS AWESOME!
I was wrong about my first assessment of said movie. It's ok. I thought the movie had some magical star-man who was living on the sun cause that's the way all the trailers looked to me. He turns out too be some nutter who lost his mind and thinks he is talking the sun. Plus he has burned his frigging skin off for several years, and finely thinking he is some kind hero by killing all on earth.
Stupid Our world and humanity is about to go extinct. The only thing that can save us is to increase the suns mass. We send the best astronauts to save us... Twice... This is why this movie is stupid. Apparently at the time of the end of the world the best astronauts we've got are petulant children who are selfish, untrained, and mentally unstable. I'm all for horror in space but not like this.
Sunshine (2007) is a fantastic piece of science fiction that was great to watch. It does sort of break down for me near the end, but it's still a fantastic watch. where it stumbled for me involves a bit of spoiler info. That stumble came close to derailing the rest of the movie. It just felt like a number of other movies that resort to this kind of thing. I think they could have made this more interesting by contending with the conflicts amongst the crew after a 17 month journey combined with the challenges of simply trying to fulfill the mission itself. Very worthwhile nonetheless.
This movie was good on the special effects and story setup. I thought all the problems the crew was facing and ran into was actually believable. But the unexpected fifth crew member at the end just completely ruined the whole thing. *And* John Murphy's outstanding score - "Sunshine Adagio In D Minor", was just over used and lost it's effectiveness at a completely and unnecessary horrible location on the movie at the second time around. Overall quite a disappointment.
WTF!!!! Cmon!!! Why does such a good movie have to turn into event horizon at the end!!!??? I know it's a movie but does nasa really send morons into space?? That consistently make catastrophic mistakes!?? Can't we have just one space movie with a mission so delicate and a crew that thinks like friggn astronauts and smart people and less like psychopaths. Idk. Im getting ahead of myself a little. But wtf!! I really enjoyed the majority of the movie until the crispy phsyco had to come into it.Fu lord blackwood!
That was the worst movie I've ever seen. Interesting premise, but horrible execution. I think I said, "Wait, what..? What's happening?" about 25 times during the movie. You never knew what the heck you were looking at or what anyone was doing. And the camera work, especially during the last 15-20 minutes, was infuriating and the stupidest thing ever. FAIL.
Not horrible but not good either The movie started out pretty good although bereft of not notable actors. Decent premise and seemed to have been executed well. However, as another reviewer has started, it turns into some psycho killer movie about two thirds of the way through. Really unfortunate too, it could have kept going with the central theme and really been a great movie. Horrible cinematography as well during the psycho killer part.
Pretentious and frighteningly overrated. I truthfully wanted to like this film. The concept was interesting and the production values were beautiful, with an incredibly impressive cast. Unfortunately the characters consistently made frustratingly scripted decisions, ignoring clear alternatives and performing actions that made no sense except to further plot, before quickly turning into a glorified remake of Event Horizon. The atheist vs. theist analogy was very heavy handed, but at the same time incredibly shallow. Extremely disappointing.
One of my very favorite movies. Loved the characters and how they had to sort through the challenges of being alone in space for such a long time. Horrible that it had a doomed ending. But definitely loved how the characters each had their moments where they put their differences aside and sacrificed themselves for each other and for the health of the sun. Mark Strong why?? His character messed up a perfectly good plan. Mental note, don't let the sun hypnotize you.
Surprisingly cold This movie is visually and soundtrack wise, one of my favourites. It is a unique combination of suspense, sci-fi, horror, and action. There is a bit to much of the smart people standing around with their mouths open, too dumb to react, so that is why I only gave it 4 stars. Otherwise it is an excellent movie.
Well, the movie is pretty, but the last half is incomprehensible. I cannot understand why Hollywood can spend millions of dollars on a movie, and either not bother to write a script that makes sense or edit a coherent movie into incoherence.
So far so good, but I have to say it's hard being smart around stupid people. You'll see alot,of reviews sound off about how dumb the smart astronauts look when the shit hits the fan,,,uh,,,,the movie is trying to convey that smart people are normal people too n they too stress and make hasty decisions,
Despite a few hiccups, a solid movie The casting was superb; this was the perfect role for Cillian Murphy. While a few aspects of the story were a bit strange and didn't seem to fit, the ending made this movie one of my favorites. It will stick in your head. It remains to be one of my favorite movie scenes of all time. Definitely worth a watch.
Sci Fi Creeper What a unique movie. The ending wasn't as good as the rest but it wasn't so bad it ruined the movie. The movie did a good job balancing a new sci fi feel to the movie while still keeping to the spirit of it having an eerie feeling like old sci fi movies.
Visually stunning, music blended seamlessly to the atmosphere. The whole movie felt "epic". Only giving it 4/5 stars due to some of the questionable decisions in the plot that I thought could have been handled with more fineness. But I have to say I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. If you haven't seen this I would go ahead and give it a try.
I liked it. Loved the visuals. I like the store. The only problem I had with it was the end. Every Time they showed the villain it was blurry, and seeing double. I didn’t like it that. Other then that, I liked a lot. Must see it you are into Scifi.
2/3 excellent space drama, 1/3 thriller. I would have been happy with out the thrilling part. The cast of well-played, deep characters struggle with space, themselves, and each other in the beautifully shot confines of a space craft. The music is outstanding including drama, composed pieces combined with trendy music that brings it back down to the reality faced by the characters.
Deep as well as relevant! Great movie. Lets all focus on the reality of intent. The whole thing with the "psycho killer" is symbolic, relating to the "we are not God" theory and thus not permitted to change a natural outcome. Nice juxtaposition of scientific ambition and religious morality. plus great cinematography made for an enlightening experience.
Cilian Murphey at least did not play a tranny ( something Pluto movie ) or a multiple personality couple( can't remember the name of that film either?) Buuuuuut, if you like sci - fi films , there are much better out there !
Classic Sci-fi Reminiscent of 2001 and some of the great sci-fi films, Sunshine is beautiful, contemplative, and poetic. Extremely intense, amazing effects, great acting. The mix of science and religion is thought-provoking, and some scenes are truly enlightening. Cillian Murphy proves he is one of the most underrated actors working. This is good sci-fi that you don't see often.
A favorite I personally love this movie. The visuals are stunning, the concept is interesting, the characters develop, and the story is solid enough. The music is also great. If you want an artistic yet fun film to take you to space and back, this is an excellent option.
Hailed as the most frightening film since The Exorcist, acclaimed Director Danny Boyle's visionary take on zombie horror "isn't just scary it's absolutely terrifying" (Access Hollywood).
An infirmary patient awakens from a coma to an empty room in a vacant hospital in a deserted city. A powerful virus, which locks victims into a permanent state of murderous rage, has transformed the world around him into a seemingly desolate wasteland. Now a handful of survivors must fight to stay alive, unaware that the worst is yet to come.
Its name: EVENT HORIZON. The high-tech, pioneering research spacecraft mysteriously vanished, without a trace, on its maiden voyage seven years earlier. But a weak, persistent signal form the long-missing craft prompts a rescue team, headed by the intrepid Captain Miller (Laurence Fishburne, THE MATRIX and MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III), to wing its way through the galaxy on a bold rescue mission. Accompanying Miller is his elite crew and the lost shipﾒs designer (Sam Neill, JURASSIC PARK), their mission is to find and salvage the state-of-the-art interstellar horror. Back to electrify-and terrify-is EVENT HORIZON, now as a two-disc Special Collection DVD that contains never-before-seen special features, including a five-part documentary on the making of this unforgettable motion picture. Kathleen Quinlan (APOLLO 13) and Joely Richardson (TVﾒs NIP/TUCK) also star in this gripping sci-fi thriller.
Sandra Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski, played by George Clooney. On a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalski completely alone - tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth...and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.
From director Christopher Nolan (Inception, The Dark Knight trilogy) comes the story of a team of pioneers undertaking the most important mission in human history. Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyer's Club) stars as ex-pilot-turned-farmer Cooper, who must leave his family and a foundering Earth behind to lead an expedition traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars. Also starring Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables) and Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty).
A huge solar flare is predicted to fry the Earth. Astronauts must go to the Sun to drop a talking bomb (Freddy) at the right time so the flare will point somewhere else. Giant IXL Corp CEO Teague thinks the flare won't happen and wants the mission to fail so he can buy the planet cheaply while the scare lasts. Employee Haas prepares a surprise for the astronauts. While daddy Steve Kelso commands the space ship where temperatures rise, Granddaddy Admiral Skeet Kelso is searching the desert for grandson Mike who's gone AWOL to say goodbye to his dad but who inadvertently crossed the path of the guys from IXL after meeting desert-dweller Travis.
From legendary director Ridley Scott (Alien, Prometheus) comes a gripping tale of human strength and the will to survive. During a mission to Mars, American astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead and left behind. But Watney is still alive. Against all odds, he must find a way to contact Earth in the hope that scientists can devise a rescue plan to bring him home.
The film that blew audiences away is back and bigger than ever with the all-new extended edition of the 7-time Academy Award nominated space film. The Extended Edition includes an extended cut featuring 10 minutes of brand new footage not shown in theaters.
28 Weeks Later, the follow-up to the hugely successful 28 Days Later, picks up six months after the rage virus has annihilated Mainland Britain. The US army declares that the war against infection has been won, and that the reconstruction of the country can begin. As the first wave of refugees return, a family is reunited - but one of them unwittingly carries a terrible secret. The virus is not yet dead, and this time, it is more dangerous than ever.
Ridley Scott, director of "Alien" and "Blade Runner," returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
Get even more thrills and chills in Alien: The Director's Cut, a special edition of director Ridley Scott's science fiction/horror classic. For this digitally remastered special edition of what many have called the "scariest movie ever made," Ridley Scott has incorporated new never before seen footage. The terror begins when the crew of a spaceship investigates a transmission from a desolate planet, and discovers a life form that is perfectly evolved to annihilate mankind. One by one, each crew member is slain until only Ripley is left, leading to an explosive conclusion that sets the stage for its stunning sequel, Aliens.
The terror begins when the crew of a spaceship investigates a transmission from a desolate planet, and discovers a life form that is perfectly evolved to annihilate mankind. One by one, each crew member is slain until only Ripley is left, leading to an explosive conclusion that sets the stage for its stunning sequel, "Aliens."
In the future, America is a dystopian wasteland. The latest scourge is Ma-Ma, a prostitute-turned-drug pusher with a dangerous new drug and aims to take over the city. The only possibility of stopping her is an elite group of urban police called Judges, who combine the duties of judge, jury and executioner to deliver a brutal brand of swift justice. But even the top-ranking Judge, Dredd (Karl Urban), discovers that taking down Ma-Ma isn't as easy as it seems in this explosive adaptation of the hugely popular comic series.
The year is 2020, and the first manned mission to Mars, commanded by Luke Graham (Don Cheadle), lands safely on the red planet. But the Martian landscape harbors a bizarre and shocking secret that leads to a mysterious disaster so catastrophic, it decimates the crew. Haunted by a cryptic last message from Graham, NASA launches the Mars Recovery Mission to investigate and bring back survivors -- if there are any. Confronted with nearly insurmountable dangers, but propelled by deep friendship, the team finally lands on Mars and makes a discovery so amazing, it takes your breath away. MISSION TO MARS is an action-packed rocket ride that will enthrall you with its stunning special effects.
Set in the early years of the 22nd Century, Supernova chronicles the search and rescue patrol of a deep space medical ship and its six-member crew. When their vessel, the Nightingale 229, answers an emergency distress signal from a comet mining operation in a distant galaxy, but as they move in for a rescue, they discover that this isn't the mission of mercy they were expecting. They pick up a mysterious and menacing man with a strange alien artifact, who draws the ship into the orbit of a huge star that is due to explode into a supernova.