|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Hiroyuki Sananda, Michelle Khan, Troy Garity, Cliff Curtis, Rose Byrne, Cillian Murphy, Benedict Wong, Michelle Yeoh, Chris Evans, Hiroyuki Sanada|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX|
|Collections:||Superb Sound, Top 400 All-Time Rentals|
|Run time:||1 hour 47 minutes|
|Rental release:||27 Aug 2007|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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AwfulBy Alan from Redditch , 17 Sep 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]I have never felt compelled to write a review before, but having sat through the best part of this film, I thought I should.
I think it tries to follow Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, in as much as it's quiet, there's little dialogue, and it's set maily inside a spaceship with folks talking to the computer.
Unfortunately, nothing happens. They have to re-ignite the sun, but we're not sure why, and to be honest, I wasn't really bothered if they did or not.
The most interesting aspect was trying to remember in which other films you saw the actors.
My advice would be to hire something else...anything else.
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Danny Does DisconnectBy Toadpank (10 reviews) from Sandbach , 09 Nov 2013I was really surprised how poor this was. The writers had harvested a lot of ideas from '2001 - A Space Odyssey' but the plot had several discontinuities and Danny Boyle missed so many opportunities to insert a short context shot to help the story make sense. I was left trying to piece together what was going on and then, as it lurched on, wishing it would hurry up and finish. Disappointed, Danny Boyle!
Could have been so much betterBy DrManhatten (4 reviews) , 20 Oct 2013Interesting idea, amazing visuals. Could have been an epic sci-fi movie if Danny Boyle hadn't ruined it with the rather predictable and pointless last & third act.
Scorching Sci FiBy Katelucy (19 reviews) from Leeds , 12 Oct 2013This is a good Sci Fi film about a last ditch mission to reignite the sun before time runs out for earth and mankind. If you enjoyed films such as Apollo 13, Moon, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Mission to Mars and Armageddon there is definitely something here for you. There are many ways this movie could have ended and other avenues it could have explored further but in the end it was a good visually stunning effort by Danny Boyle and well worth watching. 3. 5/5 Good Don't be put off by some of the negative reviews!
BRILLIANT DON'T MISS OUT . . .By ZenZii (191 reviews) from Preston , 01 Jun 2013Really good movie with lots of strange goings on!!! Plenty of bad situations they seem to get into but definitely entertaining enough. Brilliant cast especially Cillian Murphy... x x x
Surprisingly GoodBy Mavrick1 (25 reviews) , 11 May 2013I've heard a lot of hate toward this film, and honestly, I don't understand why. The acting is solid, and both the sets and the CGI are beautiful. The score for the film is also fantastic, and conveys both the raw power, and majesty of the Sun, but also its very real danger. Cinematography as with any Boyle films is gorgeous, and the level of realism, even within this some-what unrealistic plot is much appreciated. Sure there are some moments where you think its less than a homage to Kubrick and more of a direct copy, but hey, if anything it just goes to show what an incredible legacy 2001 created. As far as the thriller-horror aspect goes however, it is some-what mixed bag. The only antagonist (other than the Sun itself) pulls a cliched: 'God made me do it', and it just seems unnecessarily to give this some weird spiritual twist when it literally adds nothing to the story. In the end however this was a film that I truly felt captivated by, it was by no means perfect, but with strong, maybe cliche characters to a point, and stunning visuals its well worth the watch- especially in Blu Ray. Go on, give it a go, you just might enjoy yourself.