Cillian Murphy, Rose Byrne, Chris Evans, British science fiction

Sunshine (2007, United Kingdom)

2007United Kingdom

Categories: space explorationspace travel2000s sci-fi

Sunshine  2007 science fiction movie

Running time: 105 minutes

Language: English

In 2057 energy of the Sun seems to be running out and the spaceship Icarus with huge nuclear fission bomb is sent with mission to detonate it on the surface of the Sun. This operation is suppose to reignite the dying Sun, at least that is the theory. But Icarus is actually Icarus II, the first mission that took place 7 years earlier failed. When Icarus II reaches the orbit of Mercury they start to receive distract signals from Icarus I and decide to change their trajectory and find out why first mission did not reach their target. But the next events make them believe that someone is trying to stop.

Scifi movie that takes place aboard the Icarus II when they are closing to the their target - the Sun - and the light and temperature are becoming serious problem for the crew. Although the plot is based on rather unrealistic idea of "restarting" the sun by explosion of the bomb, but the atmosphere, the tension among the crew, the pressure of the mission, the mystery behind the Icarus I - it is all there and it makes a decent movie.

Our rating

7.2 / 10

Overall rating

8 / 10

Reality complexity

3 / 5


4 / 5

Story complexity

3 / 5

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Creators of Sunshine

Danny Boyle films


Alex Garland films


Cast of Sunshine

Cillian Murphy films
as Robert Capa

Rose Byrne films
as Cassie

Chris Evans films
as Mace

Michelle Yeoh films
as Corazon

Troy Garity films
as Harvey

Hiroyuki Sanada films
as Kaneda

Benedict Wong films
as Trey

Cliff Curtis films
as Searle

Mark Strong films
as Pinbacker

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