Dubai Tycoon wrote:
I'm in the minority, but I think Sunshine was brilliant all the way through (yes, even the final act). I did watch it with Brian Cox (the physicist, not the actor) commentary, and it really was an engaging and interesting listen.
Well, I'm in that minority too! I think the final act, butt of many many complaints, was an appropriate and nailbiting way to end the film. I had read so many reviews that bitched about the end of the film that I expected to hate it, but in fact at the end I was wondering what all the bloody fuss was about! In a film about the sun as an entity to worship and the sheer terror the vastness of space can inspire, the final act was entirely appropriate.
It was a great way to bring the tension to a head. I love the way Boyle shot Pinbacker, never getting a really good look at him, everything's blurry and insane when he's on the screen, he felt like this terrible demon that had been awoken in space. I didn't think it became a stupid slasher movie, which is what the main consensus seems to be on this movie. It was great, and was in my top five for 2007.