Posted on 3/12/10 03:00 PM
Have you ever watched a film and kept hoping that in the next five minutes it would become interesting? And then after those five minutes are up you say to yourself, "Okay, just five MORE minutes. This has got to get better?" --Well I did. Sunshine's good points are its special FX and production design, which are astoundingly beautiful, unfortunately the standard run of the mill spaceship in trouble story (that we've seen MANY times before) darkens my day (pun intended). All the characters seem too simple and sedate for my taste and even the main character Capa, played by C. Murphy, seems like he stepped out of a grunge band high on the chronic and into the role of the ship's physicist. To top it off the end of the film turns into such predicable fair that I almost wanted to stop watching. Its truly regrettable that you really don't get to know any of the characters in this film like you do in other ensemble casts (like the Alien, Star Trek or Star Wars franchises). Overall, there isn't anything in this film I haven't seen before (or anything new or creative for that matter besides the effects). Stick with Boyle's Trainspotting or 28 Days Later because Sunshine only rates 2.75 dull stars out of 5 (get it, dull stars? d'oh).