Sunday, April 15, 2007


A potential film of the year? Nah! Smoking Aces still has that crown for me, but the film is very good. Excellent cinematography and the best soundtrack for a long long time though.

8 people head off into the Sun with a big bomb on board in an attempt to restart the dying Sun. Along the way they encounter the ship from the first attempt.

Then it all goes wrong. As with films set in space we have people sucked out into space, people trapped behind airlock doors, one guy who sacrifices himself to save his friends and another who goes a bit doolally and kills himself, but we do avoid the cliches by having death by vibrating scalpel and death by getting caught up in a mainframe computer. New ways to go.

I'm not sure what to make of the ending though, I was expecting a bit more, but then 28 days (directed by Danny Boyle too) did the same thing.

Good but not great.
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