March 1st, 2008

reviews

review: Sunshine

The movie, not the book by Robin McKinley.

It starts out well, if you handwave the initial premise: the sun is dying, there's a crew piloting a ginormous bomb that's supposed to jump-start the sun again--the second one, after the first attempt failed for unknown reasons. The first, oh, twenty minutes or so are a pretty believable look at what it might be like to be stuck in a rather small space with a small number of people for years, knowing that you're humanity's last chance for survival. (Or something like that.)

And then they receive an automated distress signal from the first bomb/ship, and have the choice of trying to salvage the bomb. Collapse )