50 years into the future, the Sun begins to die, and Earth is dying as a result. A team of astronauts is sent to revive the Sun - but the mission fails. Seven years later, a new team is sent to finish the mission as mankind's last hope.Written by
(at around 2 mins) At the beginning of the movie the ship is 36 million miles from the Sun, and thus the Sun would appear about (93/36)^2 = 6.7 times brighter than it would on Earth. But the computer says that at 4% transmission through the screen, the Sun would cause eye damage - despite being four times fainter than it would appear on Earth (and we know that in the story the Sun at Earth is fainter than we observe it today). Still, at 36 million miles, the Sun would only be about 1.3 degrees in angular size - much smaller than one's fist at arm's length. See more »
Our sun is dying. Mankind faces extinction. Seven years ago the Icarus project sent a mission to restart the sun but that mission was lost before it reached the star. Sixteen months ago, I, Robert Capa, and a crew of seven left earth frozen in a solar winter. Our payload a stellar bomb with a mass equivalent to Manhattan Island. Our purpose to create a star within a star.
Eight astronauts strapped to the back of a bomb. My bomb. Welcome to the Icarus Two.
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Scenes from the film in chronological order are played during the end credits in a small box on the left side of the screen, which moves from the top to the bottom as the credits roll. See more »
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Written by Karl Hyde & Rick Smith
Published by Sherlock Holmes Music Publishing Ltd. / Chysalis Music Group USA
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...any other sci-fi movies brought to the screen. The only bad thing about Sunshine is that it was 10 years too early. The majority of the audience and critics did not get it back then and yes, it bombed at the box office. But we all know that might be in some sense actually a good thing. Quite a lot of outstanding and modern classic movies have not been that commercially successful either...anyway.
Starting with the haunting score and of course esp. with adagio in D minor. What an achievement and what a disgrace not getting the recognition or award it deserved. The visuals and cinematography is absolutely breathtaking! Hardly seen anything like that before or after. The usage of light and shadow, the monochrome colors, How the camera captures rays of light, planets etc when the ship drifts in space ... stunning. Just stunning.
Great cast and esp. Mr. Cillian Murphy as the lead character guiding us through the emptiness, the hope and Desaster.
Coming to the much described and very polarizing ending. It's for sure not everyone's taste but I applaud the director for making such a strong and impactful finale. It leaves u with your emotions all alone & makes u think (as it does throughout the movie with the deep and almost philosophical monologues by Capa).
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