My wife and I caught Sunshine during the single week it played at the local art house theater. I’m not surprised it vanished so quickly but it really didn’t deserve that quick a hook. If you’re a sci-fi fan, get a copy of this when it hits DVD and enjoy it. It’s far from perfect but it is an interesting and enjoyable movie (though I do wish they’d have re-thought the last act).
One issue is that it stars Cillian Murphy. It’s not that I don’t like Mr. Murphy, it’s just that I’m always so distracted by his off-beat looks that I can’t focus on his character or the story when he’s onscreen. His eyes simply do not fit the rest of him.
Perhaps the film’s biggest issue is that its story is simply a bit difficult to swallow given the choices of presented in its final act.
It actually reminded me a bit of 2001: A Space Odyssey in several places, both good and bad. It’s certainly not going to be remembered by anyone like that film is but, as I said, it’s still a curious little film that won’t totally ruin your day.