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8th Oct '16 9:21:00 PM GuyYouMetOnline
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** Naming the ships after Icarus could also be seen as a subversion, as flying too close to the sun is exactly what the ''Icarus'' and ''Icarus II'' are supposed to do.
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* 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: AIIsACrapshoot:
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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.



* AllThereInTheManual: You'll need to go to the website to find out the characters' back-stories, how the bomb would work and even why the sun was dying in the the first place.

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* AllThereInTheManual: You'll need to go A lot of character backstories were written but not included in the final film:
** Capa was a ChildProdigy who wrote a paper that contributed huge amounts
to the website to find out understanding of Dark Matter; his theory ended up starting the characters' back-stories, how the bomb would work and even why the sun was dying whole Icarus mission in the the first place. He's also an atheist and loner by choice. And the only member of the crew that isn't a career astronaut.
** Cassie is a trained pilot who entered the space program after serving time in the military. Before the Icarus mission she became pregnant but got an abortion in secret. Searle is the only other crew member who knows this.
** Corazon is a pragmatist dedicated to preserving life as a whole - more concerned with ensuring the survival of Earth as a biosphere as opposed to mankind. She's the only one of the crew to never have used the Earth room; instead she sits in the oxygen garden for comfort.
** Harvey worked as a juvenile engineer on the Icarus I project, and is the fittest member of the group. His AchillesHeel however is his wife; he dreams of her every night and is motivated by trying to get back to her.
** Kaneda is a Buddhist who feels a TeamDad attitude towards the crew, especially Capa, and they often play chess together. He is the only crew member to have ever met Pinbacker personally, and as such has nightmares of him every night.
** Trey was a hacker in his teen years and managed to create a virus that wiped out 12% of the world's computer systems temporarily. Instead of jail, he was recruited by the space program. He's also a ControlFreak who hates for any variables to be calculated by anyone but him. This adds extra dimension to his guilt at messing up the numbers when the mission was diverted.
** Searle is on the crew because he put forth a theory that the first mission failed due to ThereAreNoTherapists - and he himself developed the Earth Room as a means of therapy. He's also a psychiatrist as opposed to a psychologist[[note]]A psychiatrist trains in medicine first, meaning that Searle can also double as the medical officer.[[/note]]
** Mace is an army brat and came to know Cassie from the military - and still harbours a small crush on her. As someone with an immense respect for the chain of command, he dislikes Capa because he exists outside of it.



* {{Bathos}}: After [[spoiler: Trey's death]] Mace chews Capa out for everything that's gone wrong, resulting in a mini fist fight. After they're done, Corazon coldly tells them not to exert too much oxygen - since their supply is limited.



* BodyHorror: [[spoiler:Pinbacker]]'s extreme exposure to the Sun has cooked his flesh. The burning is so bad that, during a fight scene, [[spoiler:the skin on one of his arms is torn off.]]

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* BodyHorror: BodyHorror:
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[[spoiler:Pinbacker]]'s extreme exposure to the Sun has cooked his flesh. The burning is so bad that, during a fight scene, [[spoiler:the skin on one of his arms is torn off.]]



* DeusExNukina: Humanity constructs a nuclear device so big that virtually all of Earth's 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.

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* DeusExNukina: DeusExNukina:
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Humanity constructs a nuclear device so big that virtually all of Earth's 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.



** [[spoiler:Trey is found in this state, but it's been staged. Danny Boyle's commentary reveals that Pinbacker murdered Trey and made it look like a suicide. When Rose Byrne's character grabs a surgical knife later, one is already missing from the drawer.]]
** [[spoiler: The actor and the advisor disagree and state that Trey killed himself, citing that Pinbacker would not be sane enough to stage it as a suicide, as well as mistaking the body later for Cassie's.]]

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** [[spoiler:Trey [[spoiler: Trey is found in this state, but it's been staged. Danny Boyle's commentary reveals that Pinbacker murdered Trey and made it look like a suicide. When Rose Byrne's character grabs a surgical knife later, one is already missing from the drawer.]]
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The actor and the advisor disagree and state that Trey killed himself, citing that Pinbacker would not be sane enough to stage it as a suicide, as well as mistaking the body later for Cassie's.]]



* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:Characters all die in a way relevant to their interests/role as previously shown: Mace freezes in the coolant he worked with, Searle burns in the presence of the sun he was obsessed with, Corazon in the garden she tended for and Capa in the bomb he wished he could see.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
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[[spoiler:Characters all die in a way relevant to their interests/role as previously shown: Mace freezes in the coolant he worked with, Searle burns in the presence of the sun he was obsessed with, Corazon in the garden she tended for and Capa in the bomb he wished he could see.]]



* GeekPhysiques: Capa.

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* GeekPhysiques: Capa.Capa, who is the physicist of the group, and the thinnest. This puts him in contrast to Captain Kaneda and Mace, who are considerably buffer.



* TheHeart: Cassie is the most empathic and caring of the group. She also merges this with OnlySaneMan, as she never gets into fights with the others, despite her opinions clashing with theirs.



* HollywoodScience: 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.

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* HollywoodScience: HollywoodScience:
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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.



* InfiniteSupplies: Averted.

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* InfiniteSupplies: Averted. Once the oxygen garden is destroyed, it's said flat out that there isn't enough to even get them all to the sun. [[spoiler: After they're unable to get anything from Icarus I's garden, other crew members serious discuss allowing the suicidal one to kill himself so there's enough to get them there]].


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* JerkassHasAPoint: Mace's function is to say a lot of dickish things that are actually true.


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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname:
** Cassie's full name is actually Cassidy, as shown by her name badge. Even the Icarus computer calls her 'Cassie'.
** Corazon is also nicknamed 'Corrie' by most of the others.
18th Aug '16 12:37:46 AM spasskysteve
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** Well, the solar shield repair sequence at least ''hints'' at it:

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** Well, the The solar shield repair sequence at least ''hints'' at it:



* AloneWithThePsycho: [[spoiler: Very well done.]]

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* AloneWithThePsycho: [[spoiler: Very well done.]]AloneWithThePsycho:



* AnyoneCanDie: And [[spoiler: everyone of the crew involved does, but hey earth is seemingly saved]]

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* AnyoneCanDie: And [[spoiler: everyone of the crew involved does, but hey earth is seemingly saved]]does.]]



* 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 bomb as not only was ''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...needed.]]



* CaliforniaDoubling: The final scene was shot in Stockholm, Sweden, appropriately just outside the Swedish Film Institute, though the in-universe setting is [[RevealShot revealed]] to be [[spoiler: Sydney]].



* DeadlyDoctor: [[spoiler:Pinbacker]] becomes one after snatching a motorized scalpel from the infirmary. He's pretty handy with it.
* 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.

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* DeadlyDoctor: [[spoiler:Pinbacker]] becomes one after snatching a motorized scalpel from the infirmary. He's pretty handy with it.
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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.



** [[spoiler:The entire ''Icarus I'' crew, from the looks of things.]]
** [[spoiler:Trey is later found in this state, but it's been staged. Danny Boyle's commentary reveals that Pinbacker murdered Trey and made it look like a suicide. When Rose Byrne's character grabs a surgical knife later, one is already missing from the drawer.]]

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** [[spoiler:The entire ''Icarus I'' crew, from the looks of things.]]
** [[spoiler:Trey is later found in this state, but it's been staged. Danny Boyle's commentary reveals that Pinbacker murdered Trey and made it look like a suicide. When Rose Byrne's character grabs a surgical knife later, one is already missing from the drawer.]]



* ForgottenPhlebotinum: When they are losing oxygen they seem to forget that they have spacesuits on board. It may not have bought them a LOT of time, but every little bit helps.



* HeroicSacrifice: Plenty. [[spoiler: Kaneda, then Searle, then ''not'' Harvey, then Mace, and finally Capa.]] It could be argued that the whole crew gets a credit for this trope. Once they realize [[spoiler: there's hardly enough oxygen to get to the detonation point near the sun, let alone to make the trip back to Earth, they all accept rather gracefully that they will die to save the human race.]]
* HollywoodScience: 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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* HeroicSacrifice: Plenty. [[spoiler: Kaneda, then Searle, then ''not'' Harvey, then Mace, and finally Capa.]] It could be argued that the whole crew gets a credit for this trope. Once they realize [[spoiler: there's hardly enough oxygen to get to the detonation point near the sun, let alone to make the trip back to Earth, they all accept rather gracefully that they will die to save the human race.]]
* HollywoodScience: 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.



** Explaining why "visible stars a science fail" from above, because it's more a visual arts trope conflicting with science: the sun only looks like a flaming ball when viewed through special filters/computerized images. Depicting exterior shots with a sun like that is forgetting the fact that with all the visible light a star puts out at the local system range, you wouldn't ''see'' anything, you'd literally be blinded by all the light. This is depicted somewhat in-story when one of the crew members asks to have the viewport filters turned down by a small fraction ''and the room is almost completely washed out by all the extra light''.

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** Explaining why "visible stars a science fail" from above, because it's more a visual arts trope conflicting with science: the The sun only looks like a flaming ball when viewed through special filters/computerized images. Depicting exterior shots with a sun like that is forgetting the fact that with all the visible light a star puts out at the local system range, you wouldn't ''see'' anything, you'd literally be blinded by all the light. This is depicted somewhat in-story when one of the crew members asks to have the viewport filters turned down by a small fraction ''and the room is almost completely washed out by all the extra light''.



* MoodWhiplash: As good as the film is, it's notorious for how much its third act contrasts in mood and theme to the first two. If the first two acts are, say, ''Film/{{Session 9}}'', the third act is ''Franchise/{{Hellraiser}}''.

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* MoodWhiplash: As good as the The film is, it's is notorious for how much its third act contrasts in mood and theme to the first two. If the first two acts are, say, ''Film/{{Session 9}}'', the third act is ''Franchise/{{Hellraiser}}''.



* 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 ads pitched it as a horror film. In actual fact truth 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. film.



* SceneryPorn: The entire film just looks beautiful. And eye motifs.



* ShootTheDog: The characters eventually resolve to resort to this in order to preserve the mission. [[spoiler:They decide to kill their suicidal crewmate in order to leave enough oxygen to complete the mission. Capa puts it best, "What are you asking? That we weigh the life of one man versus the future of all mankind? Kill him." It's the fact the he says it so casually makes you go ''damn''.]]

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* ShootTheDog: The characters eventually resolve to resort to this in order to preserve the mission. [[spoiler:They decide to kill their suicidal crewmate in order to leave enough oxygen to complete the mission. Capa puts it best, "What are you asking? That we weigh the life of one man versus the future of all mankind? Kill him." It's the fact the he says it so casually makes you go ''damn''.]]



* 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.
* SpaceIsNoisy: Applied.

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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'' are aware: only three can attempt the jump back to ''Icarus II''.]] They'll survive… if nothing goes wrong.
* SpaceIsNoisy: Applied.SpaceIsNoisy



* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: [[spoiler:Harvey misses the hole then freezes out there in seconds, his frozen corpse hitting an antenna, thus breaking his arm before flying outside the shield, reduced to dust in seconds by the Sun.]]
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The last few minutes of the film are in it. Sure, they're out of context, but still...

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* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: [[spoiler:Harvey misses the hole then freezes out there in seconds, airlock and freezes, his frozen corpse hitting an antenna, thus breaking his arm before flying outside the shield, reduced to dust in seconds by the Sun.]]
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The last few minutes of the film are in it. Sure, they're out of context, but still...



* WhatDidYouExpectWhenYouNamedIt?: Whose bright idea was it to name the ship going on a mission to the Sun on which ''the fate of 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 of Hope'' or ''Ship of Destiny''. They'd call it something optimistic… in America they would sacrifice all plausibility, because there would be hope."
* WhatIsOneMansLifeInComparison: The film arguably contains a number of examples, but in one instance a character comes close to saying this trope's name verbatim [[spoiler:when the crew is deciding whether to kill a suicidal crewman in order to save oxygen]].

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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 humanity'' depends ''the '''Icarus?''' '' (you know what happened to Icarus, right?) And ''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."
* WhatIsOneMansLifeInComparison: The film arguably contains a number of examples, but in one instance a character comes close to saying this trope's name verbatim [[spoiler:when the crew is deciding whether to kill a suicidal crewman in order to save oxygen]].



* 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…]]
18th Aug '16 12:01:05 AM spasskysteve
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Directed by [[Creator/DannyBoyle Danny Boyle]] who would later direct ''SlumdogMillionaire'', and had earlier directed ''Film/TwentyEightDaysLater'' and ''Literature/{{Trainspotting}}''. Similar in tone to ''Literature/{{Solaris}}'', but considerably more bombastic in its execution. It was completely mishandled in the advertising: a final-act twist was treated as if it were the main plot. Thus when audiences showed up they were put off by the hour-long build-up to the plot they were actually expecting to see. It made a huge loss on its original release, but has since built up a decent following and placed [[http://www.empireonline.com/500/28.asp 355th on Empire's Greatest Movies of All Time poll.]]

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Directed by [[Creator/DannyBoyle Danny Boyle]] who would later direct ''SlumdogMillionaire'', and had earlier directed ''Film/TwentyEightDaysLater'' and ''Literature/{{Trainspotting}}''. Similar in tone to ''Literature/{{Solaris}}'', but considerably more bombastic in its execution. It ''Literature/{{Trainspotting}}'', the film was completely mishandled in the advertising: a final-act twist was treated as if it were the main plot. Thus when audiences showed up they were put off by the hour-long build-up to the plot they were actually expecting to see. It made a huge loss on its original release, but has since built up a decent following and placed [[http://www.empireonline.com/500/28.asp 355th on Empire's Greatest Movies of All Time poll.]]
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18th Aug '16 12:00:04 AM spasskysteve
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Directed by [[Creator/DannyBoyle who would later direct]] ''SlumdogMillionaire'', and had earlier directed ''Film/TwentyEightDaysLater'' and ''Literature/{{Trainspotting}}''. Similar in tone to ''Literature/{{Solaris}}'', but considerably more bombastic in its execution. It was completely mishandled in the advertising: a final-act twist was treated as if it were the main plot. Thus when audiences showed up they were put off by the hour-long build-up to the plot they were actually expecting to see. It made a huge loss on its original release, but has since built up a decent following and placed [[http://www.empireonline.com/500/28.asp 355th on Empire's Greatest Movies of All Time poll.]]

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Directed by [[Creator/DannyBoyle Danny Boyle]] who would later direct]] direct ''SlumdogMillionaire'', and had earlier directed ''Film/TwentyEightDaysLater'' and ''Literature/{{Trainspotting}}''. Similar in tone to ''Literature/{{Solaris}}'', but considerably more bombastic in its execution. It was completely mishandled in the advertising: a final-act twist was treated as if it were the main plot. Thus when audiences showed up they were put off by the hour-long build-up to the plot they were actually expecting to see. It made a huge loss on its original release, but has since built up a decent following and placed [[http://www.empireonline.com/500/28.asp 355th on Empire's Greatest Movies of All Time poll.]]
17th Aug '16 11:58:59 PM spasskysteve
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It is a beautiful example of science fiction as originally defined: the human spirit meeting the challenges of nature by embracing technology and reason. The major themes in the film are science vs. fundamentalism, isolation vs. community, and the human response to imminent extinction.

Directed by the [[Creator/DannyBoyle guy who would later direct]] ''SlumdogMillionaire'', and had earlier directed ''Film/TwentyEightDaysLater'' and ''Literature/{{Trainspotting}}''. Similar in tone to ''Literature/{{Solaris}}'', but considerably more bombastic in its execution. It was completely mishandled in the advertising: a final-act twist was treated as if it were the main plot. Thus when audiences showed up they were put off by the hour-long build-up to the plot they were actually expecting to see. It made a huge loss on its original release, but has since built up a decent following and placed [[http://www.empireonline.com/500/28.asp 355th on Empire's Greatest Movies of All Time poll.]]

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It is a beautiful example of science fiction as originally defined: the human spirit meeting the challenges of nature by embracing technology and reason. The major themes in the film are science vs. fundamentalism, isolation vs. community, and the human response to imminent extinction.

Directed by the [[Creator/DannyBoyle guy who would later direct]] ''SlumdogMillionaire'', and had earlier directed ''Film/TwentyEightDaysLater'' and ''Literature/{{Trainspotting}}''. Similar in tone to ''Literature/{{Solaris}}'', but considerably more bombastic in its execution. It was completely mishandled in the advertising: a final-act twist was treated as if it were the main plot. Thus when audiences showed up they were put off by the hour-long build-up to the plot they were actually expecting to see. It made a huge loss on its original release, but has since built up a decent following and placed [[http://www.empireonline.com/500/28.asp 355th on Empire's Greatest Movies of All Time poll.]]
10th Aug '16 5:50:42 PM hospy
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** [[spoiler: The actor and the advisor disagree and state that Trey killed himself, citing that Pinbacker would not be sane enough to stage it as a suicide, as well as mistaking the body later for Cassie's.]]


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** {{Word Of God}} states that he is technically proficient enough to perform Mace's, Cassie's, and Trey's responsibilities on an equal level.
5th Aug '16 6:14:34 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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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. HollywoodScience: 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.
2nd Aug '16 12:05:35 PM Morgenthaler
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** The three monoliths in the final scene can be interpreted as a homage to [[TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey 2001: A Space Odyssey]]. This is an actual sculpture on set in Stockholm, named ''Protest'', commemorating May Day demonstrations.

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** The three monoliths in the final scene can be interpreted as a homage to [[TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey 2001: A Space Odyssey]].''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''. This is an actual sculpture on set in Stockholm, named ''Protest'', commemorating May Day demonstrations.
26th Jul '16 7:05:24 PM drac0blade
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:Characters all die in a way relevant to their interests/role as previously shown: Mace freezes in coolant he worked with, Searle burns in the presence of the sun he obsessed with, Corazon in the garden she tended for and Capa in the bomb he wished he could see.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:Characters all die in a way relevant to their interests/role as previously shown: Mace freezes in the coolant he worked with, Searle burns in the presence of the sun he was obsessed with, Corazon in the garden she tended for and Capa in the bomb he wished he could see.]]
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