Sunshine confuses me

This topic is locked from further discussion.

Avatar image for uninspiredcup
#1 Posted by uninspiredcup (26122 posts) -

To clarify, Pinbacker (the burnt guy) is possessed by some kind of sun alien, or something? Or does he just have cabin fever? I don't get it. Why is he flickering out of focus and seems to be superhuman?

Avatar image for speedfreak48t5p
#2 Edited by speedfreak48t5p (12865 posts) -

Avatar image for themajormayor
#3 Posted by themajormayor (25720 posts) -

It's a pretty bad movie.

Avatar image for dave123321
#4 Posted by dave123321 (35357 posts) -

@speedfreak48t5p:

Sunshine is the name of a movie

Avatar image for Tangmashi
#5 Posted by Tangmashi (1093 posts) -

It was a good movie until the 3rd act, then it just fell off the deep end.

Avatar image for Byshop
#6 Edited by Byshop (18489 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:

To clarify, Pinbacker (the burnt guy) is possessed by some kind of sun alien, or something? Or does he just have cabin fever? I don't get it. Why is he flickering out of focus and seems to be superhuman?

Honestly, he was a poorly written plot device to artificially add more tension near the end of the film. I didn't get the impression he was an alien or supernatural, just crazy in a similar way to the guy who was giving himself 1 second full body tans was. Being so close to the sun, he's driven mad by the concept of that awesome power. Or something. The camera effects came off to me like they were supposed to be a reflection of his crazy, rather than some sort of supernatural element.

While I got what you're talking about, next time you might want to lead with a more clear title like 'The movie "Sunshine" confuses me'.

-Byshop

Avatar image for lostrib
#7 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

Isn't the ending the part that everyone hated about that movie?

But according to wikipedia, he was just nuts

Avatar image for Randolph
#8 Posted by Randolph (10542 posts) -

I just hated how wildly inaccurate the science being presented was. I blame Neil Degrasse Tyson for that.

Avatar image for Serraph105
#9 Posted by Serraph105 (32134 posts) -

I thought touching the surface of the sun was incredibly realistic. :P

Seriously though for the most part the movie was boring and then at the end it just made no sense. Can't believe anyone still talks about it to be honest.

Avatar image for uninspiredcup
#11 Edited by uninspiredcup (26122 posts) -

@lostrib said:

Isn't the ending the part that everyone hated about that movie?

But according to wikipedia, he was just nuts

Eh. A higher life form alien living in the sun probably would have been more interesting. The whole blurry effect thing would have made more sense.

Avatar image for Byshop
#12 Posted by Byshop (18489 posts) -

Honestly it was just a very mediocre sci-fi movie. The whole "self sacrifice" motif was very heavy handed and they had to add a crazy guy to add tension where there was otherwise none. I watched it once and promptly forgot about it.

-Byshop

Avatar image for sukraj
#13 Posted by sukraj (27508 posts) -

@themajormayor said:

It's a pretty bad movie.

haven't seen movie.

Avatar image for Boddicker
#14 Posted by Boddicker (4347 posts) -

At that much constant exposure he would have been blinded permanently and probably have gotten cancer.

You'd think they'd screen these people better for a mission of that importance. But yeah, honestly it was a ridiculous movie from a scientific POV. Still, I like the movie.

Avatar image for Wilfred_Owen
#15 Edited by Wilfred_Owen (20964 posts) -

Way to go Captain.

Avatar image for foxhound_fox
#16 Edited by foxhound_fox (97010 posts) -

The Sun wouldn't "grow dim" and need to be "reinvigorated".

It doesn't matter what Pinbacker was. Just suspend your disbelief and enjoy the SFX.