!''[[{{Film/Sunshine}} Film.Sunshine]]''

* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: John Murphy outdoes himself with an absolutely beautiful main theme, and various other great tracks.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQXVzg2PiZw&feature=related Sunshine (Adagio in D Minor.]] Why yes. Yes you have heard this song [[RecycledTrailerMusic everywhere]] The fact it was remixed for KickAss is testament to the orignal.
* DecoyProtagonist: [[spoiler: Mace]]
* EnsembleDarkHorse: It's widely agreed that Creator/ChrisEvans walks away with this movie.
* FridgeHorror: More of Fridge Sadness, really (Fridge Tearjerker?). The friends and families of the crew members could see from Earth that the crew had succeeded, but had no way of knowing that [[spoiler: they'd all died in the process]]. They wouldn't be able to contact them to [[spoiler: find out that there was nobody there]] due to the dead zone around the sun, and they would just be waiting for the ship to come back [[spoiler: not knowing that it never will]], and would never have any way of knowing what happened on the it.
** All the grey dust on Icarus 1 - they mention that most dust comes from human skin (incorrect) but in their case, it may actually be ''correct'' - [[spoiler: the dust is the ''burned off'' skin of the crew, all of whom were fried.]]
* HilariousInHindsight: ''[[http://xkcd.com/673/ Never fall back]].''
** Also, there was [[Series/DaAliGShow Ali G's]] poignant question to Buzz Aldrin, posed back in 2003:
-->"Do you think that mankind will ever land...on the ''sun''?"
** "Our purpose? To create a star within a star." Cue ''Film/{{Inception}}'', starring Creator/CillianMurphy, and its myriad of "X within an X" jokes...
* RetroactiveRecognition: In actual fact he's so hidden by make-up and freaky camerawork that you're unlikely to recognise him, but MarkStrong's name turning up in the closing credits has retroactively become a "Wait, what!?" moment.
** We do see of his video logs at the beginning though, out of the makeup.
* {{Tearjerker}}: Capa's FreakOut when it looks like all life on Earth might die because he ''tripped over a doorframe''.
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: See WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic above. The [[spoiler:detonation]] is a beautiful sight to behold. Also, the many shots of the Sun. Pretty much the entire film is this.