Sunshine’s Biggest Misstep

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I know, I know, two Amazon reviews in one week? Unheard of. But between Diablo reviewing his own game and now this, I just couldn’t pass them up.

Sunshine is often known to have “third act problems.” What was a very cool hard sci-fi film sort of regresses into a creature slasher flick by the end, and it’s an unwelcome change of tone. This, however, is not at all the problem being talked about in the review above. It’s a much more serious issue, and you won’t understand that I’m being sarcastic until you actually read it, so go do that.

“Sunshine” by Michael Bay totally would have had it.

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  1. Very good film. Ridiculous review. God, look at all of those upvotes. I do not understand Amazon anymore. It’s no damn wonder I pretty much stopped reviewing. Pour an hour or two into researching and writing a detailed comprehensive review that’s not too long but still explores the themes, contents, and execution of the film without spoiling it and get 3/7 upvotes and comments that complain you didn’t include a full list of available subtitle languages or exact specs on on the audio/video of the blu-ray edition even though you reviewed the theatrical release and Amazon transfereed it to the blu-ray page Then some dope with a funny message board post gets 1000 “helpfuls”. Screw you, internet.

  2. Hey trashy. Just be glad it wasn’t Metacritic.
    I REALLY wanted to like this film as I like just about everybody involved with its production. But I just couldn’t do it. It was really well-shot and looked beautiful. The acting was good. But the script was just so damn goofy. By the third act I was WTF is this shit? Some friends who’s opinion I respect really liked it so I said maybe I wasn’t in the right mood/frame of mind during the first viewing so I decided to give it another shot. Nope. Still didn’t like it and for the same reasons.
    Also nobody said “It’s daylight savings time.”

  3. To the British writer and director and largely British cast it would be known as ‘British Summer Time’

    There, that’s why.

    (That wasn’t very funny. I am sorry.)

  4. I waited for the line, “Don’t let the door hit your ass on the way out!” to pop up when I first saw Shrek. Then Shrek and Donkey get in that big fight, yelling at each other, and Donkey storms out in a huff, and “OMG here it comes, Shrek’s gonna say it”, and… it’s not there. The line’s not there. I felt cheated, and to this day, I can’t help but see it as a missed opportunity. Ah well, still a fun movie, and at the time it was brilliant, something really different.

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