Directed by Danny Boyle
Starring: Cillian Murphy, Chris Evans, Rose Byrne, Michelle Yeoh, Cliff Curtis, Troy Garity, Hiroyuki Sanada, Benedict Wong, feat. Mark Strong
Summary: A crew of eight men and women are nearing the end of a mission to reignite our solar system’s dying sun.
The point about darkness is…you float in it. You and the darkness are distinct from each other because darkness is an absence of something; it’s a vacuum. But total light envelops you. It becomes you.
Why we chose it: Chris Evans (in this interview) referenced Sunshine as a movie he was proud to have been a part of. Becca and I enjoy his face—Becca especially—and since we are both on summer break without much opportunity to ogle at gorgeous human beings in real life, face-enjoyment seemed an entirely appropriate reason to watch this movie. What we did not expect was for it to rip our hearts out of our chests and literally throw them into the sun.
How we felt about it: This movie was not okay, in two very different ways. First of all, it was not okay in the sense that it devoured our souls, chewed them very slowly, then spit them out and put them haphazardly back together again. Secondly, it was not okay in the sense that no one could ever refer to a movie this evocative as simply okay. The mission these characters are on seems hopeless from the first (spoiler, hover to view), but both me and Becca ended up loving them quickly enough to be horrified when things inevitably took a turn for the worse.
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Originality: 5/5 Twigmen
Writing: 4/5 Twigmen
Cinematography: 4/5 Twigmen
Effects: 4/5 Twigmen
Acting: 4/5 Twigmen
Story: 4/5 Twigmen
Foreboding Sense of Impending Heartbreak: 9/5 Twigmen
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