2.02.2008

sunshine

God. Visually, this movie is stunning. It's beautifully shot and directed. Very unique viewpoints full of (albeit expectedly, still done in a fairly distinct way) light and how it plays along the surfaces and burns itself into our retinas. Really. My words can't do justice to just how stimulating the photography is during this two hour experience.

Unfortunately, that's about the only good thing it has going for it. The first half is a pretty compelling sociological study on what happens when eight humans are crammed into a tiny space and forced to live under almost constant, insidious stress. It also has the interesting side notes of what technology will be like in the somewhat near future.

However, once it devolves into the cliche, typical 'ghost-in-space-causes-astronauts-to-go-crazy' storyline it gets pretty dull. Why must all non-action space movies try this storyline? Look, people. None of you are ever going to upstage 2001: A Space Odyssey so quit trying already. Also unfortunately, it has a happy ending. I was really hoping at least that wouldn't be trite.

2 comments:

Michael5000 said...

Hmm, I like that cliched plot line, though. I'm putting it on my list.

d said...

don't say i didn't warn you.