Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Sunshine (2007)

Well, as somewhat of a VHS-biased sci-fi connoisseur, I don't say this lightly, but: finally, a movie worth buying on DVD! This cutting edge sci-fi is just beautiful. The actors are beautiful (Cillian Murphy [Batman Begins] with his gorgeous blue eyes, Cliff Curtis [token ethnic] with his obsession of staring at the sun until his skin peels, Chris Evans [the pretty-boy fancy-pants from Fantastic Four] and Michelle Yeoh [if only there was kung-fu!] as the plant-loving biologist), the sets are beautiful ( lots of long silver lined halls and other space-ship interior requirements) , the shots are beautiful (sparse and well-lit; simple with strong lines and nice contrast; most of all, really crisp with strong colors [gold space suits!]) and the CGI is beautiful (seamless, and Oh the sun shots!). Sunshine is from the writer/director team that did 28 Days Later (Danny Boyle also directed Trainspotting and A Life Less Ordinary); it's easy to see the similarity, and that's a good thing. This film also contains: good amounts of action, a fair share of violence, lots of hallucination and disorientation-based scenes, an interesting degree of probability, a hint of the supernatural and just a pinch of humanity. Thought out and artfully done.

Final Judgment: "Out of this world!"

1 comment:

crucialfixer said...

The lone emo kid saves the world with what looks like a digital 4-track and some audio cables.

AKA: The bastard child of Event horizon. Props for posting both!