History Film / Sunshine

30th Apr '16 2:47:48 PM Pilomotor
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* StupidGood: After a dramatic incident, it turns out there isn't enough oxygen for the crew to survive and complete the mission. The solution would be to kill one of them, who has gone insane — with his death they would spare enough oxygen to complete their task. The female protagonist, Cassie, takes the moral high ground and refuses to give her consent to the killing. Keep in mind that not only it was the sacrifice of one person versus the destruction of '''Earth and of the whole human race on it''', but that they were all going to die anyway, since they had no chance to go back to Earth, whether they completed the mission or not.

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* StupidGood: After a dramatic incident, it turns out there isn't enough oxygen for the crew to survive and complete the mission. The solution would be to kill one of them, who has gone insane — with his death they would spare enough oxygen to complete their task. They put it to vote, saying they'll only go through with it if the decision's unanimous. The female protagonist, Cassie, takes the moral high ground and refuses to give her consent to the killing. Keep in mind that not only it was it the sacrifice of one person versus the destruction of '''Earth and of the whole human race on it''', but that they were all going to die anyway, since they were only trying to buy enough time to deliver their payload to the sun, and had no chance to go hope of actually making it back to Earth, whether they completed Earth. The others decide to disregard her feelings and go ahead with the mission or not.murder without unanimous approval.
28th Apr '16 7:23:07 PM trumpetmarietta
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* SkeletonCrew: Averted when [[spoiler: Capa finds the crew of the Icarus I, huddled together and burned to a crisp in the observation room.]]

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* SkeletonCrew: Averted when [[spoiler: Capa finds the crew of the Icarus I, ''Icarus I'', huddled together and burned to a crisp in the observation room.]]
28th Apr '16 7:20:19 PM trumpetmarietta
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* LogoJoke + BaitAndSwitch: The FOX Searchlight logo plays backwards, ending on a shot of the Sun, which turns out to be the Sun reflected in the Icarus II heat shield.

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* LogoJoke + BaitAndSwitch: The FOX Searchlight logo plays backwards, ending on a shot of the Sun, which turns out to be the Sun reflected in the Icarus II ''Icarus II'' heat shield.
15th Apr '16 1:13:46 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: [[spoiler: If only they had listened to Mace]].
12th Apr '16 11:17:59 PM marcoasalazarm
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* DeathByPragmatism: An unusual example where both options are pretty pragmatic: Mace wishes to keep going and leave the ''Icarus I'' untouched because it is not known ''what'' made the mission stop and if it's a mechanical failure, then they have wasted precious time going out of the way (on top of everything else that happens eventually). The counter-proposal points out an important thing: ''there are no other bombs available'', and no way of knowing (''even theoretically'') if just one bomb will be enough, so getting the other bomb while the getting is good is just making sure that the mission will work (on a worst case scenario, best case being just doubling up on their chances). Everything goes to hell from the moment they plot the course change.

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* DeathByPragmatism: An unusual example where both options are pretty pragmatic: Mace wishes to keep going and leave the ''Icarus I'' untouched because it is not known ''what'' made the mission stop and if it's a (possibly irreparable) mechanical failure, then they have wasted precious time going out of the way (on top of everything else that happens eventually). The counter-proposal points out an important thing: ''there are no other bombs available'', and no way of knowing (''even theoretically'') if just one bomb will be enough, so getting the other bomb while the getting is good is just making sure that the mission will work (on a worst case scenario, best case being just doubling up on their chances). Everything goes to hell from the moment they plot the course change.
1st Apr '16 12:50:14 PM marcoasalazarm
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* DeathByPragmatism: An unusual example where both options are pretty pragmatic: Mace wishes to keep going and leave the ''Icarus I'' untouched because it is not known ''what'' made the mission stop and if it's a mechanical failure, then they have wasted precious time going out of the way (on top of everything else that happens eventually). The counter-proposal points out an important thing: ''there are no other bombs available'', and no way of knowing (''even theoretically'') if just one bomb will be enough, so getting the other bomb while the getting is good is just making sure that the mission will work (on a worst case scenario, best case being just doubling up on their chances). Everything goes to hell from the moment they plot the course change.
25th Feb '16 9:04:25 PM trumpetmarietta
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* HollywoodScience, but not to the extent of TheyJustDidntCare, as they had a science advisor on staff in an attempt to make it seem remotely plausible. Creator/DannyBoyle intended to leave out things like visible stars, slow-motion zero gravity, and [[SpaceIsNoisy sound in space]], but left them in because the movie just [[TheCoconutEffect didn't feel right otherwise]]. The science is actually about fifty-fifty. The oxygen garden is a very likely component of long distance space travel. In an actual space ship, the crew ''would'' be able to hear the ship creaking from the inside, as they did in the movie. The "Dead Zone" around the sun is TruthInTelevision; recall that the primary effect of solar flares is to disrupt electronic communications like HAM and AM radios. The way that [[spoiler: two crewmen escaped Icarus I without spacesuits]] is also scientifically plausible, though just as unlikely to work perfectly as it was in the movie. Also, try not to think about the effects of gravity in the climactic scene. It's a bit… wonky.

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* HollywoodScience, but not to the extent of TheyJustDidntCare, as they had a science advisor on staff in an attempt to make it seem remotely plausible. Creator/DannyBoyle intended to leave out things like visible stars, slow-motion zero gravity, and [[SpaceIsNoisy sound in space]], but left them in because the movie just [[TheCoconutEffect didn't feel right otherwise]]. The science is actually about fifty-fifty. The oxygen garden is a very likely component of long distance space travel. In an actual space ship, the crew ''would'' be able to hear the ship creaking from the inside, as they did in the movie. The "Dead Zone" around the sun is TruthInTelevision; recall that the primary effect of solar flares is to disrupt electronic communications like HAM and AM radios. The way that [[spoiler: two crewmen escaped Icarus I ''Icarus I'' without spacesuits]] is also scientifically plausible, though just as unlikely to work perfectly as it was in the movie. Also, try not to think about the effects of gravity in the climactic scene. It's a bit… wonky.



* ImplacableMan: [[spoiler:Pinbacker compensates for his slow gait through his intimate knowledge of Icarus-2's systems.]]

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* ImplacableMan: [[spoiler:Pinbacker compensates for his slow gait through his intimate knowledge of Icarus-2's ''Icarus II''[='=]s systems.]]



* LaserGuidedKarma: Paranoid Harvey rants that the crew's out to get him, being that he's the Communications Officer in a dead zone of space and thus excess baggage. [[spoiler:His corpse later collides into the ship's antenna]].

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* LaserGuidedKarma: Paranoid Harvey rants that the crew's out to get him, being that he's the Communications Officer communications officer in a dead zone of space and thus excess baggage. [[spoiler:His corpse later collides into the ship's antenna]].
25th Feb '16 8:59:01 PM trumpetmarietta
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* ArtisticLicenseAstronomy: The first ''Icarus'' supposedly vanished on its mission and no one knew where to. Even without communications or radar, Earth-based telescopes exist that can image objects out at the Earth-sun distance ''far'' smaller than the ''Icarus'' shown in the film. Astronomers should have been able to track every moment of Icarus I's lifetime. If it disappeared, they would know exactly ''where'' it disappeared and where it was headed.

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* ArtisticLicenseAstronomy: The first ''Icarus'' supposedly vanished on its mission and no one knew where to. Even without communications or radar, Earth-based telescopes exist that can image objects out at the Earth-sun distance ''far'' smaller than the ''Icarus'' shown in the film. Astronomers should have been able to track every moment of Icarus I's ''Icarus I''[='=]s lifetime. If it disappeared, they would know exactly ''where'' it disappeared and where it was headed.
25th Feb '16 8:57:59 PM trumpetmarietta
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-> ''"Our sun is dying. Mankind faces extinction. Seven years ago the Icarus project sent a mission to restart the sun but that mission was lost before it reached the star. Sixteen months ago, I, Robert Capa, and a crew of seven left earth frozen in a solar winter. Our payload: a stellar bomb with a mass equivalent to Manhattan Island. Our purpose: to create a star within a star. Eight astronauts strapped to the back of a bomb. My bomb. Welcome to Icarus Two."''

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-> ''"Our sun is dying. Mankind faces extinction. Seven years ago the Icarus project sent a mission to restart the sun but that mission was lost before it reached the star. Sixteen months ago, I, Robert Capa, and a crew of seven left earth frozen in a solar winter. Our payload: a stellar bomb with a mass equivalent to Manhattan Island. Our purpose: to create a star within a star. Eight astronauts strapped to the back of a bomb. My bomb. Welcome to Icarus Two.''Icarus II''."''



* AIIsACrapshoot: Averted. Icarus II's on-board computer is important to the film, yet does its job exactly as it's supposed to, responds properly to override commands, and trying to save it (as opposed to trying to stop it) is an important part of the film's climax.

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* AIIsACrapshoot: Averted. Icarus II's ''Icarus II''[='=]s on-board computer is important to the film, yet does its job exactly as it's supposed to, responds properly to override commands, and trying to save it (as opposed to trying to stop it) is an important part of the film's climax.



--> '''Icarus''': Resuming computer control of Icarus II.\\

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--> '''Icarus''': Resuming computer control of Icarus II.''Icarus II''.\\



'''Icarus''': Negative, Cassie. ''Computer control.''\\

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'''Icarus''': Negative, [[AC:Negative, Cassie. ''Computer control.''\\'']]\\



'''Icarus''': Negative. Mission in jeopardy. Override command statement "manual flight controls" removed.\\

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'''Icarus''': Negative.[[AC:Negative. Mission in jeopardy. Override command statement "manual flight controls" removed.\\]]\\



'''Icarus''': [[spoiler:Fire in oxygen garden.]]

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'''Icarus''': [[spoiler:Fire [[spoiler:[[AC:Fire in oxygen garden.]]]]]]



* ApocalypticLog: The crew find one made by [[spoiler:Pinbacker, the commander of Icarus I]].

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* ApocalypticLog: The crew find one made by [[spoiler:Pinbacker, the commander of Icarus I]].''Icarus I'']].



* ArtisticLicenseAstronomy: The first ''Icarus'' supposedly vanished on its mission and no one knew where to. Even without communications or radar, earth-based telescopes exist that can image objects out at the Earth-sun distance ''far'' smaller than the Icarus shown in the film. Astronomers should have been able to track every moment of Icarus I's lifetime. If it disappeared, they would know exactly ''where'' it disappeared and where it was headed.

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* ArtisticLicenseAstronomy: The first ''Icarus'' supposedly vanished on its mission and no one knew where to. Even without communications or radar, earth-based Earth-based telescopes exist that can image objects out at the Earth-sun distance ''far'' smaller than the Icarus ''Icarus'' shown in the film. Astronomers should have been able to track every moment of Icarus I's lifetime. If it disappeared, they would know exactly ''where'' it disappeared and where it was headed.



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: And just short of ShootTheShaggyDog because Capa actually succeeded in detonating the bomb and restarting the Sun; however, all the events in the movie could have been avoided have they not deviated from their plan to retrieve the Icarus I's bomb as not only Icarus I's main computer was useless, and thus unable to be used, but in the end, it was not even needed. Had they all listened to Mace...]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: And just short of ShootTheShaggyDog because Capa actually succeeded in detonating the bomb and restarting the Sun; however, all the events in the movie could have been avoided have they not deviated from their plan to retrieve the Icarus I's ''Icarus I''[='=]s bomb as not only Icarus I's ''Icarus I''[='=]s main computer was useless, and thus unable to be used, but in the end, it was not even needed. Had they all listened to Mace...]]



* ColdEquation: Most crew members consistently do this given the circumstances, but Mace most notably. [[spoiler:He states that they should not deviate from the original mission to attempt a rescue on the Icarus I, due to the risk involved]]. In fact, in just about every major decision from thereon after, he provides the most logical solution, [[CrapsackWorld and is always right.]]
** [[spoiler:Done (''on a literal level'') by Icarus early on; the computer risks the lives of Kanada and Capa, as their lives do not take priority over the fire rapidly depleting the long-term oxygen stores.]]
** [[spoiler:When four of the crewman are trapped on Icarus I and there's only one spacesuit, Mace and Searle immediately start putting Capa (the only man who can fire the bomb) into the suit, ignoring the protests of their commander. Mace though figures out how to TakeAThirdOption (though only he and Capa survive).]]

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* ColdEquation: Most crew members consistently do this given the circumstances, but Mace most notably. [[spoiler:He states that they should not deviate from the original mission to attempt a rescue on the Icarus I, ''Icarus I'', due to the risk involved]]. In fact, in just about every major decision from thereon after, he provides the most logical solution, [[CrapsackWorld and is always right.]]
** [[spoiler:Done (''on a literal level'') by Icarus ''Icarus'' early on; the computer risks the lives of Kanada and Capa, as their lives do not take priority over the fire rapidly depleting the long-term oxygen stores.]]
** [[spoiler:When four of the crewman are trapped on Icarus I ''Icarus I'' and there's only one spacesuit, Mace and Searle immediately start putting Capa (the only man who can fire the bomb) into the suit, ignoring the protests of their commander. Mace though figures out how to TakeAThirdOption (though only he and Capa survive).]]



* DemocracyIsFlawed: When the crew is discussing the option of diverting the mission to intercept the Icarus I so they can retrieve the payload and possibly save their crew if they are still alive, Mace wants to put it up to a vote. Searle points out that they are not a democracy, but a group of astronauts and scientists on a mission to save mankind. Therefore they shouldn't arbitrarily make their decision by popular concensus but to make the most informed decision possible, made by the person best qualified to understand the theory and complexities of the payload delivery, physicist Capa.
* DeusExNukina: Humanity constructs a nuclear device so big that virtually all of Earth's accesible fissile material went into making it. However, nuclear technology is only a part of the bomb. In the context of the movie, the device seems to be very theoretical, and very reliant on technology/equations going far beyond what we know now.
** Their real target is a lump of theoretical matter at the centre, called a Q-ball, which is moderating the fusion reaction and will eventually stop it entirely. They hoped that the bomb could transmute or destroy it, thus allowing fusion to get going again. If it turns out that a Q-ball really can exist, that'd make it scientifically pretty accurate actually.

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* DemocracyIsFlawed: When the crew is discussing the option of diverting the mission to intercept the Icarus I ''Icarus I'' so they can retrieve the payload and possibly save their crew if they are still alive, Mace wants to put it up to a vote. Searle points out that they are not a democracy, but a group of astronauts and scientists on a mission to save mankind. Therefore they shouldn't arbitrarily make their decision by popular concensus consensus but to make the most informed decision possible, made by the person best qualified to understand the theory and complexities of the payload delivery, physicist Capa.
* DeusExNukina: Humanity constructs a nuclear device so big that virtually all of Earth's accesible accessible fissile material went into making it. However, nuclear technology is only a part of the bomb. In the context of the movie, the device seems to be very theoretical, and very reliant on technology/equations going far beyond what we know now.
** Their real target is a lump of theoretical matter at the centre, center, called a Q-ball, which is moderating the fusion reaction and will eventually stop it entirely. They hoped that the bomb could transmute or destroy it, thus allowing fusion to get going again. If it turns out that a Q-ball really can exist, that'd make it scientifically pretty accurate actually.



* DistressCall: The Icarus-1's distress beacon.

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* DistressCall: The Icarus-1's ''Icarus I''[='=]s distress beacon.



** [[spoiler:The entire Icarus-1 crew, from the looks of things.]]

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** [[spoiler:The entire Icarus-1 ''Icarus I'' crew, from the looks of things.]]



* ElectronicSpeechImpediment: The Icarus computer can't talk properly if taken out of the coooolannnt...

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* ElectronicSpeechImpediment: The Icarus ''Icarus'' computer can't talk properly if taken out of the coooolannnt...



* FatalFamilyPhoto: The crew photo of the original ''Icarus-1'' gang. As their sister crew boards the ship, their overexposed, smiling faces briefly flicker on the screen.

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* FatalFamilyPhoto: The crew photo of the original ''Icarus-1'' ''Icarus I'' gang. As their sister crew boards the ship, their overexposed, smiling faces briefly flicker on the screen.



** Cynical: Mace (wants to just pass the Icarus-I) [[spoiler: [[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot And they should have listened to him.]]]]
** Optimistic: Searle (wants to board the Icarus-I) and Cassie ([[spoiler:doesn't want Trey to die despite the cost otherwise]])
** Realistic: Capa and Trey (the only two who actually calculate and solve the Icarus-I situation)

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** Cynical: Mace (wants to just pass the Icarus-I) ''Icarus I'') [[spoiler: [[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot And they should have listened to him.]]]]
** Optimistic: Searle (wants to board the Icarus-I) ''Icarus I'') and Cassie ([[spoiler:doesn't want Trey to die despite the cost otherwise]])
** Realistic: Capa and Trey (the only two who actually calculate and solve the Icarus-I ''Icarus I'' situation)



* TheFundamentalist: [[spoiler:Pinbacker]] serves as our resident terrorist [[AC:IN SPACE]]. He will stop at nothing to derail ''Icarus-2.''

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* TheFundamentalist: [[spoiler:Pinbacker]] serves as our resident terrorist [[AC:IN SPACE]]. He will stop at nothing to derail ''Icarus-2.''Icarus II.''



* GoMadFromTheRevelation: [[spoiler:Pinbacker]] lost his mind after glimpsing the sun for too long. In his final log entry, he announces the termination of the ''Icarus-1'' mission, and we see that he's already covered in third-degree burns by that point (though he still has hair). Searle is a glimpse into that slippery slope; he opens the film cheerfully basking in the sun's rays, and soon becomes addicted.

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* GoMadFromTheRevelation: [[spoiler:Pinbacker]] lost his mind after glimpsing the sun for too long. In his final log entry, he announces the termination of the ''Icarus-1'' ''Icarus I'' mission, and we see that he's already covered in third-degree burns by that point (though he still has hair). Searle is a glimpse into that slippery slope; he opens the film cheerfully basking in the sun's rays, and soon becomes addicted.



* GhostShip: [[spoiler:The Icarus 1]]

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* GhostShip: [[spoiler:The Icarus 1]]''Icarus I''.]]



* HollywoodScience, but not to the extent of TheyJustDidntCare, as they had a science advisor on staff in an attempt to make it seem remotely plausible. Creator/DannyBoyle intended to leave out things like visible stars, slow-motion zero gravity, and [[SpaceIsNoisy sound in space]], but left them in because the movie just [[TheCoconutEffect didn't feel right otherwise]]. The science is actually about fifty-fifty. The oxygen garden is a very likely component of long distance space travel. In an actual space ship, the crew ''would'' be able to hear the ship creaking from the inside, as they did in the movie. The "Dead Zone" around the sun is TruthInTelevision; recall that the primary effect of solar flares is to disrupt electronic communications like HAM and AM radios. The way that [[spoiler: two crewmen escaped Icarus I without spacesuits]] is also scientifically plausible, though just as unlikely to work perfectly as it was in the movie. Also, try not to think about the effects of gravity in the climactic scene. It's a bit...wonky.
** In a scene that was left out of the movie, but can be seen in the DVD extras, [[spoiler: Capa explains that the payload generates its own gravity]]. What was left in the movie was another scene in which Capa explains [[spoiler: that the payload will move at such a speed in its final moments that close to the sun, that all physics in fact will get... [[BuffySpeak wonky]]]]. Perhaps not enough info for it to be a ChekhovsGun, but enough so that from the movie's perspective, it's not that unexpected.
** The science advisor, Professor Brian Cox - [=PhD=], OBE, [[JustForPun D:Ream]] - said that he would tell them how thing would really happen and where they were going wrong, but then it was up to Creator/DannyBoyle et al decide on it, and if the story was better off if they bent the real science, that's what they did. He considered that the right way to do it.

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* HollywoodScience, but not to the extent of TheyJustDidntCare, as they had a science advisor on staff in an attempt to make it seem remotely plausible. Creator/DannyBoyle intended to leave out things like visible stars, slow-motion zero gravity, and [[SpaceIsNoisy sound in space]], but left them in because the movie just [[TheCoconutEffect didn't feel right otherwise]]. The science is actually about fifty-fifty. The oxygen garden is a very likely component of long distance space travel. In an actual space ship, the crew ''would'' be able to hear the ship creaking from the inside, as they did in the movie. The "Dead Zone" around the sun is TruthInTelevision; recall that the primary effect of solar flares is to disrupt electronic communications like HAM and AM radios. The way that [[spoiler: two crewmen escaped Icarus I without spacesuits]] is also scientifically plausible, though just as unlikely to work perfectly as it was in the movie. Also, try not to think about the effects of gravity in the climactic scene. It's a bit...bit… wonky.
** In a scene that was left out of the movie, but can be seen in the DVD extras, [[spoiler: Capa explains that the payload generates its own gravity]]. What was left in the movie was another scene in which Capa explains [[spoiler: that the payload will move at such a speed in its final moments that close to the sun, that all physics in fact will get... get… [[BuffySpeak wonky]]]]. Perhaps not enough info for it to be a ChekhovsGun, but enough so that from the movie's perspective, it's not that unexpected.
** The science advisor, Professor Brian Cox - [=PhD=], OBE, [[JustForPun D:Ream]] - said that he would tell them how thing would really happen and where they were going wrong, but then it was up to Creator/DannyBoyle et al ''et al'' decide on it, and if the story was better off if they bent the real science, that's what they did. He considered that the right way to do it.



* KillEmAll: [[spoiler:By the final shot over a simulated Sydney, every member of the crew of Icarus-1 and Icarus-2 are dead; Capa, Pinbacker and arguably Cassie are the last three, and they all die when the payload goes.]]

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* KillEmAll: [[spoiler:By the final shot over a simulated Sydney, every member of the crew of Icarus-1 ''Icarus I'' and Icarus-2 ''Icarus II'' are dead; Capa, Pinbacker and arguably Cassie are the last three, and they all die when the payload goes.]]



* LiterallyShatteredLives: [[spoiler:Harvey]]'s frozen corpse collides with Icarus-2's antenna, shattering his arm. The rest of him drifts into direct sunlight, whereupon it crumbles to dust.

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* LiterallyShatteredLives: [[spoiler:Harvey]]'s frozen corpse collides with Icarus-2's ''Icarus II''[='=]s antenna, shattering his arm. The rest of him drifts into direct sunlight, whereupon it crumbles to dust.



* MillionToOneChance: The crew is perfectly aware that, once the ''Icarus'' reaches the Sun's horizon, everything about the mission goes into the realm of the theoretical. Not even the computer can calculate the outcome. [[spoiler: It works, of course]].

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* MillionToOneChance: The crew is perfectly aware that, once the ''Icarus'' ''Icarus II'' reaches the Sun's horizon, everything about the mission goes into the realm of the theoretical. Not even the computer can calculate the outcome. [[spoiler: It works, of course]].



* MultinationalTeam: Based on ideas of where the global community's space programs would be in 70 years, the Icarus mission is a mix of Americans, Chinese, and Japanese astronauts. The first Icarus ship had Pinbacker, who was apparently supposed to be South African (his accent is easier to place in his recording).

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* MultinationalTeam: Based on ideas of where the global community's space programs would be in 70 years, the Icarus mission is a mix of Americans, Chinese, and Japanese astronauts. The first Icarus ''Icarus'' ship had Pinbacker, who was apparently supposed to be South African (his accent is easier to place in his recording).



* NeverTrustATrailer: The film's tv ads pitched it as a horror film. In actual fact the horror element is something of a twist near the end of the film. When you go in expecting a horror you will end up waiting an hour for the plot to get going.

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* NeverTrustATrailer: The film's tv TV ads pitched it as a horror film. In actual fact the horror element is something of a twist near the end of the film. When you go in expecting a horror you will end up waiting an hour for the plot to get going.



* SapientShip: Icarus 2, and probably also 1.

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* SapientShip: Icarus 2, ''Icarus II'', and probably also 1.''Icarus I''.



* ScienceHero: The entire Icarus crew, but especially Capa.

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* ScienceHero: The entire Icarus ''Icarus II'' crew, but especially Capa.



* SpaceIsCold: Among the nail-biting uncertainties in an ImprovisedMicrogravityManeuvering scene. Another is that the [[spoiler: four crew exploring the wreckage of Icarus I are aware: only three can attempt the jump back to Icarus II.]] They'll survive...if nothing goes wrong.

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* SpaceIsCold: Among the nail-biting uncertainties in an ImprovisedMicrogravityManeuvering scene. Another is that the [[spoiler: four crew exploring the wreckage of Icarus I ''Icarus I'' are aware: only three can attempt the jump back to Icarus II.''Icarus II''.]] They'll survive...survive… if nothing goes wrong.



* StandardSnippet: The main theme, Sunshine (Adagio In D Minor) by John Murphy, is in danger of becoming this. It has been used in ''Film/KickAss'' as Hit-Girl's theme and the fifth episode of ''Series/TheWalkingDead'', and in trailers for ''Film/TheMortalInstrumentsCityOfBones'' and [[Film/XMenDaysofFuturePast X-Men: Days of Future Past]].
* StarshipLuxurious: UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} advisors to the movie spoke out in favor of this trope. The cost of roomy quarters, in terms of air and mass, would be more than balanced out by the benefits to a crew's sanity on a long mission. Besides, they were towing a bomb the mass of Manhattan, so a little additional space would hardly be noticeable. As evidenced when they actually go into the part of the ship with the bomb inside, there's plenty of space around the bomb itself... and breathable air, too. Ultimately, the movie retained a submarine-ish feel, but toned it down.
* StrawNihilist: The contrast between the ''Icarus-1'' and ''Icarus-2'' crews. The former (or at least one of them) succumbed to the bleak sun and decided there was nothing to be gained from reigniting it. Capa risks becoming as deadened as Pinbacker, but ultimately is awed by the sun. WordOfGod compares this to the astronomers consulted during the making of this film; when confronted with the vastness of the cosmos, some scientists feel immensely liberated. Others [[ThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow find themselves emotionally crushed.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Pinbacker:''' We are nothing... but dust.]]

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* StandardSnippet: The main theme, Sunshine "Sunshine (Adagio In D Minor) Minor)" by John Murphy, is in danger of becoming this. It has been used in ''Film/KickAss'' as Hit-Girl's theme and the fifth episode of ''Series/TheWalkingDead'', and in trailers for ''Film/TheMortalInstrumentsCityOfBones'' and [[Film/XMenDaysofFuturePast X-Men: Days of Future Past]].
* StarshipLuxurious: UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} advisors to the movie spoke out in favor of this trope. The cost of roomy quarters, in terms of air and mass, would be more than balanced out by the benefits to a crew's sanity on a long mission. Besides, they were towing a bomb the mass of Manhattan, so a little additional space would hardly be noticeable. As evidenced when they actually go into the part of the ship with the bomb inside, there's plenty of space around the bomb itself... itself… and breathable air, too. Ultimately, the movie retained a submarine-ish feel, but toned it down.
* StrawNihilist: The contrast between the ''Icarus-1'' ''Icarus I'' and ''Icarus-2'' ''Icarus II'' crews. The former (or at least one of them) succumbed to the bleak sun and decided there was nothing to be gained from reigniting it. Capa risks becoming as deadened as Pinbacker, but ultimately is awed by the sun. WordOfGod compares this to the astronomers consulted during the making of this film; when confronted with the vastness of the cosmos, some scientists feel immensely liberated. Others [[ThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow find themselves emotionally crushed.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Pinbacker:''' We are nothing... nothing… but dust.]]



-->"We have an excess of manliness in the comm centre."

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-->"We have an excess of manliness in the comm centre.center."



** Plus the trailer spoils the fact that Cillian Murphy's character Robert Capa is one of the last 4 to survive, though most probably saw that coming.

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** Plus the trailer spoils the fact that Cillian Murphy's character Robert Capa is one of the last 4 four to survive, though most probably saw that coming.



* WhatDidYouExpectWhenYouNamedIt?: Whose bright idea was it to name the ship going on a mission to the Sun on which ''the fate of Mankind'' depends ''the '''Icarus?''' '' (you know what happened to Icarus, right?) And worse, to stick with the name after losing that ship and naming the second one ''Icarus II''? Danny Boyle apparently named it like that on purpose, to keep with the bleak nature of the film and the International aspect of the ship. According to him, "[Americans would] call it Spirit of Hope or Ship of Destiny. They'd call it something optimistic... in America they would sacrifice all plausibility, because there would be hope."

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* WhatDidYouExpectWhenYouNamedIt?: Whose bright idea was it to name the ship going on a mission to the Sun on which ''the fate of Mankind'' humanity'' depends ''the '''Icarus?''' '' (you know what happened to Icarus, right?) And worse, to stick with the name after losing that ship and naming the second one ''Icarus II''? Danny Boyle apparently named it like that on purpose, to keep with the bleak nature of the film and the International aspect of the ship. According to him, "[Americans would] call it Spirit ''Spirit of Hope Hope'' or Ship ''Ship of Destiny. Destiny''. They'd call it something optimistic... optimistic… in America they would sacrifice all plausibility, because there would be hope."



* WhiteMaleLead: Out of the 8 main characters, 3 are Asian and 1 is Maori, but the main protagonist is played by white actor Cillian Murphy and [[spoiler:only 1 of the first 5 deaths is a white guy.]]
* YouAreInCommandNow: Harvey is promoted to [[spoiler:Captain]] following his predecessor's demise. Ironic, since he's the Communications officer on a ship with a useless communications array, leaving him the most expendable person on board.

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* WhiteMaleLead: Out of the 8 eight main characters, 3 three are Asian and 1 one is Maori, but the main protagonist is played by white actor Cillian Murphy and [[spoiler:only 1 one of the first 5 five deaths is a white guy.]]
* YouAreInCommandNow: Harvey is promoted to [[spoiler:Captain]] following his predecessor's demise. Ironic, since he's the Communications communications officer on a ship with a useless communications array, leaving him the most expendable person on board.



* ZeroGSpot: {{Word Of God}} states that original scripts for ''{{Film/Sunshine}}'' had a planned sex scene between Cassie and Capa. Oh, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen What Might Have Been...]]

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* ZeroGSpot: {{Word Of God}} states that original scripts for ''{{Film/Sunshine}}'' had a planned sex scene between Cassie and Capa. Oh, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen What Might Have Been...]]Been…]]
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* ConceptVideo: Music/LinkinPark's "Leave Out All the Rest" from ''Music/MinutesToMidnight'' was used in the soundtrack. The video for the song features the band members on the rocket in the film, flying toward the sun.
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