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This week on The Sci-Fi Movie Podcast, Jonathan and Rem discuss Sunshine from 2007 and directed by Danny Boyle.
Jennifer RobertsonI did like this movie, even though it was a bit of a slow burn. I don't think it is Boyle's best movie but I did like the casting, especially Cillian Murphy and and Captain America. My biggest problem with the movie is that it uses ideas from sci-fi movies that Boyle loves in a way that makes them feel "copied" rather than "inspired". When the crew found out the captain of the first mission went all biblical and they all died I thought I was watching Event Horizon. All in all I would call the film a bit of a miss, but I forgive it a lot because I think Danny Boyle put a lot into it. (Except research about how the sun works, apparently!!)
Paul DudleyReally enjoyed the first two thirds of this movie . However the last third when it turned into a gory slasher type movie put me off .
Ton de WitteEntertaining movie but the last slasher part could have been left out. Clear inspiration from classic sci fi movies and that makes it a strange mix so the movie lacks its own identity. Not the best sci fi movie but nice enough to watch it.
Doug FergusonSunshine was a rare treat in the theatres; a visual masterpiece. The tone is one of the strongest points of the film, a mix of wonderment and high tension. The third act falters a bit, but it didn't ruin the movie for me.Though I am a little sick of the trope of religious people being insane and sabotaging missions in the name of God. It's too easy and paints a very negative picture of people of faith.
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