Ever watch a movie you never expected to like? Feel like recommending it to people who you expect might like it? I know there are a lot of great movies out there that people haven't heard of. Movies that get overlooked by the critics because they weren't directed by Scorsese or because they don't star Glen Close as the villain-ess.
Well here is your podium. I make a suggestion with a little summary as to why I think it is a good flick, and you do the same, on your own blog. Then come back here and post the link directly to the blog post about that movie.
The movie I suggest this week is called Sunshine.
Now before you say, "I'm not into that Sci-Fi crap!" hear me out. This movie is NOT like the recent fantasy crap that has come out the past decade. Do you remember movies like Aliens and 2010? Remember what was likable about those movies? Keep that in mind.
This movie isn't a fantasy styled tale like Star Wars or Star Trek. There aren't ANY aliens or warp drives. This is Science Fiction that COULD be possible in the distant future. This isn't the type of movie that you would stare at in disbelief so please, give it a chance.
When I first saw the preview I was excited. For too long I had been embarrassed to admit that I was a fan of Sci-Fi because of crap like Battlefield Earth. This movie took a serious threat, well, seriously.
The premise? Our sun is dying. A joint last ditch Earth effort is sent with the intention to kick-start a nuclear explosion which could, in theory, get the sun to react and start burning again.
Contact was lost with the first attempt and this story is that of the people on the second, final ship. Cast away an preconceptions of what Sci-Fi is and enjoy this movie for what it is. An exciting story with a great cast of minor actors. (My respect for lesser known actors grows more with movies like these.)
In an ideal setting you should watch this movie in the dark with some great surround sound. The visual and audio effects are spectacular.