“At the end of time, a moment will come when just one man remains. Then the moment will pass. Man will be gone. There will be nothing to show that we were ever here… but stardust.”
We continue our Original Science Fiction series with Danny Boyle’s 2007 film, Sunshine. It’s a film that stands out as a highlight in sci-fi films for its magnificent vision depicting mankind needing to travel to the sun to reignite it, but one that most people seemed to never hear about or avoid as it was a big box office disappointment. Join us — Pete Wright and Andy Nelson — on this week’s episode of The Next Reel as we continue our series with this film. We talk about the fascinating discussions and explorations that arise out of this film regarding the nature of man vs. God as well as science vs. nature. We hash on the end of the film and why Andy has a problem with Danny Boyle’s directing choices. We discuss the brilliant special effects and how they help the film ground us in the reality of this world and journey. And we throw in some scientific facts about the sun for good measure. It’s an episode full of information, debate and fun. We have a great time talking about Sunshine. Watch the film and join us!
- Original theatrical trailer
- Original poster artwork
- Moondust: In Search of the Men Who Fell to Earth by Andrew Smith
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