My Thoughts on Sunshine

Danny Boyle, known for Trainspotting and 28 Days Later enters the Sci-Fi genre with Sunshine. In fact there are quite a few technical similarities between this film and 28 Days Later. They both have the same director (Boyle), screenwriter (Alex Garland), star (Cillian Murphy), and composer (John Murphy). The film even features Rose Byrne (one of the stars of 28 Weeks Later).

As for the film itself, I thought it was pretty well done. However, I did find a few small issues with the use of camera tricks for the special effects (they looked clumsy — especially some subliminal images that just come out of nowhere). As the film has a villain, in which it’s questionable whether we really need one (the film was fine without one).

Those issues aside, I thought it was good film and I would definitely recommend it.

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).