The movie has a hard SF feel to it. Like I said, it reminded me of Solaris and 2010 A Space Odyssey. The director seems to be enamored of majestic spaceship shots. He does create an eerie feel with long empty corridors and echoing voices. It is a gripping watch by otherwise a time pass movie at best. I think the only reason the director got away with it was because of a very tight script.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Watched this SF movie just a few minutes ago. It's called Sunshine. It's a hard SF movie and constantly reminded me of Solaris in look and feel. Story – the sun is going out. Seven years ago, an expedition, Icarus I, was sent to deliver a payload that would have reignited the sun. But Icarus I mysteriously disappeared. Icarus II was then sent, with a similar payload. Halfway through, they receive a distress signal from Icarus I. Reasoning that salvaging the older payload will increase their chances of succeeding, they decide to alter their course to rendezvous with Icarus I. A series of unfortunate events happen, they get haunted by a mutilated and insane captain of Icarus I but in the end manage to deliver the payload. End of story.