The Pseudopod Autopsy: Sunshine

A lone crew struggling to cope with the stress of an impossible mission. A bomb the size of a city and a star whose light is fading. Danny Boyle’s Sunshine is a difficult, spiky film that turns the traditions of spaceship movies on their head. Now, we take a look behind the scenes, examining how it’s structured, what it says about the times and crucially what makes it tick. Welcome to the Pseudopod Autopsy. Now glove up…

April 2nd, 2009 10:10 am

I’m not sure if I like this movie by itself, but I really loved the commentary by the scientific adviser. I normally don’t listen to commentaries, but something compelled me to this time. It was totally worth it and really made the movie for me.

May 27th, 2009 2:37 pm

I thought the film was brilliant until the final-act left turn into Freddy Krueger country. To this day I scratch my head over how brilliant minds like Danny Boyle and Alex Garland could have thought it was in any way a good idea to take the movie in this direction. It’s as if Kubrick and Clarke had decided to end 2001: A Space Odyssey with a rousing shootout with a Cylon Basestar. For me, it doesn’t ruin the film, but it does keep me from recommending it to fellow movie fans without strong reservations.