The guys are hurtling toward the sun strapped to a bomb this week for their episode on Danny Boyle’s underrated 2007 sci-fi film, Sunshine. They discuss the merits and pitfalls of searching for realism in science fiction and the way that the first two acts of Sunshine so firmly establish realism that the final act either makes the film fall apart into B-horror or turn into a stone-cold classic, depending on which side of the spaceship you’re standing on. They also pick their own Earth Room projections as well as answer your questions about facing a fear as great as the Icarus 2 crew faced in the film.

Sunshine (2007)
Director
Danny Boyle
Stars
Cillian Murphy, Rose Byrne, Chris Evans, Mark Strong

Curated by: Brian

4.2

Aired Wednesday, January 27, 2015

The guys are hurtling toward the sun strapped to a bomb this week for their episode on Danny Boyle's underrated 2007 sci-fi film, Sunshine. They discuss the merits and pitfalls of searching for realism in science fiction and the way that the first two acts of Sunshine so firmly establish realism that the final act either makes the film fall apart into B-horror or turn into a stone-cold classic, depending on which side of the spaceship you're standing on. They also pick their own Earth Room projections as well as answer your questions about facing a fear as great as the Icarus 2 crew faced in the film.