11th May 2013
I'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.