Sunshine is really good. Really good. It’s a sci-fi drama thriller action movie with a gripping plot and great characters.
I remember seeing the trailer for Sunshine way back and knowing I had to see it. Looking back on watching it a year ago, I love the idea of the observation room on Icarus. It takes the existential wonder of stargazing and removes the sparseness of the black sky. All that’s left is raw chemical reactions on an inhuman scale, both belittling and empowering at the same time.
Capa: Icarus, how close is this to full brightness?
Icarus: At this distance of 36 million miles, you are observing the sun at two percent of full brightness.
Capa: Two percent? Can you show me four percent?
Icarus: Four percent would result in irreversible damage to your retinas.