Sitting at home, pre-recuperating before a night of drinks, hockey, Club 560 debauchery and then more drinking, I decided to pop in an old favourite. Of course by “pop in” I mean download an 8GB bluray version of a fav sci-fi: “Sunshine”. This movie came out in 2007 and didn’t exactly explode on the big screen but certainly had a strong cult following… NOW, before you click away assuming “cult following” is a term reserved for movies like “Texas Chainsaw” and “Apocalypse Now”, know that this flick has a cast of young heavy hitters and graphics and a thriller soundtrack to back up this now stop ride into space and insanity… sounds good right? ;)
Stocked with “Fantastic Four’s” fantastically sexy Chris Evans, sexy (but not at all my type) “Red Eye’s” Cillian Murphy and “Damages” tv’s best understated scheming bitch du moment Rose Byrne, this movie is led into battle by “28 Days Later’s” director Danny Boyle so you know it’s gonna be a spooky one! Basically, it’s years in the future and the sun is dying so Earth’s last chance is to send a team of scientists (a bit sexier than probably populates the current staff at NASA) to the sun with a special bomb to explode our big yellow star into a newborn one that will heat the world for years to come. Of course, something happens mid-flight and the movie turns from nerd-venture into freaky-deaky explorations of the insanity of the human psyche. This is one to watch!!
Special shout out to the piano and violin piece played near the end of this movie… absolutely touching and perfectly placed.