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2000s, Space Travel

Sunshine

Released 2007 Rating 15 in UK
Director Danny Boyle Writer/s Alex Garland
Starring Cillian Murphy, Rose Byrne, Chris Evans, Michelle Yeoh, Mark Strong
Source of story An original screenplay
Elevator Pitch A space craft is sent from earth to revive the dying sun with a large atomic bomb. They are the second mission, the first apparently having failed seven years earlier. When they find the first ship apparently unoccupied, in the shadow of Mercury things start to go wrong, putting the whole mission in doubt.
Content A lot of sunshine accompanied by strident music and sounds, and quite as lot of flashing images, probably an inadvisable watch for people affected by such things. Also people doing each other harm, particularly as the available oxygen is reduced.
A View I found this an unpleasant film, both in presentation and content, and at times quite difficult to follow. And without saying too much there is a fire, and I found it laughable that in the future they did not have an installed means of extinguishing fires on space ships (but that’s within my skill set).

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