Sunshine, a Mr. E Movie Review

Sunshine, a Mr. E Movie Review

Five years ago wasn’t really that long ago but recently when I discovered Sunshine I felt I had unearthed a science fiction classic. At first it feels like a rebooting of 1968’s 2001: A Space Odyssey but after a few minutes and some awesome effects it becomes something that easily stands on its own.

Indulge me as I rundown this ridiculously star studded cast that includes Cillian Murphy aka. The Dark Knight’s Scarecrow, Captain America himself Chris Evans, Crouching Tiger’s Michelle Yeoh, X-Men First Class’ Rose Byrne, Troy Garity aka. the cocky white guy from Barber Shop, The Last Samurai’s Hiroyuki Sanada, Cliff Curtis aka. Blow’s Pablo Escobar, and The Green Lantern’s Mark Strong.

Sunshine’s storyline is set in the future at a time when the Sun has begun to die, and the Earth is freezing over as a result. A team astronauts has been sent with a giant nuclear devise to revive the Sun – but the mission fails. Seven years later, our all-star team of astronauts are sent to finish the mission as Earth’s last hope.

Director Danny Boyle has really given us something spectacular and I’m not talking about 127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire, or 28 Days Later. Instead he has brought all of those dramatic elements and sprinkled a little horror suspense all while injecting some serious special effects to create Sunshine. Add in the fact that his cast delivers on every note and deserved much more recognition than they got and I repeat this one feels like a classic.

Entertaining, exciting, and everything I was looking for in a sci-fi flick!

I’m giving Sunshine a 4 out of 5 stars and an enthusiastic recommend to all and you can easily find this one on Netflix.

“…and remember 3-parts popcorn to 2-parts chocolate washed down with 1-part cold beverage. Mmm. See you at the movies!” – Mr. E

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"Mister E". (I guess it could also stand for Entertainment?) I'm an avid movie lover and the weekly movie reviewer for the Daily Miner, a local newspaper, I have an entertainment column in the Las Vegas Examiner, and post all my reviews online exclusively at whose responsible for emailing them out to an ever growing list of subscribers that is well over 12,000 and counting.

3 Responses to “Sunshine, a Mr. E Movie Review”

  1. J.C. Simpson says:

    Good review. I thought this was the best sci-fi movie ever. Great score, very uplifting, and metaphorical out the ass if you look real deep into it. BTW, thanks for saying the cast, cuz I didn’t know that Mark Strong played Pinbacker before you posted him. Gotta love some extra movie info!

  2. Nice review, i remember when i first came across ‘Sunshine’, i also felt i had just discovered a gem, but still i must say i was a little disappointed by the ending, but only a little!

  3. J.C. Simpson says:

    Boyle likes to end his movies in that fashion. I still love them all the more because of it, but I thought it ended the movie quite well.


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