Danny Boyle (2007)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle's first foray into pure science fiction starts out as a philosophical epic along the lines of 2001: a Space Odyssey and Solaris before lurching inexplicably into the action horror territory previously charted by Alien and Event Horizon. Set in 2057, the film boasts crisp performances from Cillian Murphy, Chris Evans and Rose Byrne as the astronauts who are sent on a hazardous mission to rekindle the dying Sun by firing a giant bomb into its core. Throwing in nods to genre classics Silent Running and Dark Star, Boyle succeeds admirably in cranking up the tension as things go awry and the crew are subjected to unexplained and unnerving phenomena. But, despite a strong first half, the film loses its way as the spaceship nears its fiery destination and the admittedly stunning special effects begin to overwhelm an action-packed but disappointing final act.


Fifty years in the future, Earth faces extinction, so a spacecraft sets out to reignite the sun with an experimental nuclear device. The crew intercepts a message from a previous ship, which disappeared - but the unexpected contact sets off a dangerous chain of events. Danny Boyle's sci-fi thriller, starring Cillian Murphy, Chris Evans, Michelle Yeoh and Rose Byrne.

Cast & Crew

Mace Chris Evans
Capa Cillian Murphy
Cassie Rose Byrne
Corazon Michelle Yeoh
Pinbacker Mark Strong
Searle Cliff Curtis
Harvey Troy Garity
Kaneda Hiroyuki Sanada
Trey Benedict Wong
Director Danny Boyle
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century FoxGuidance: Violence and swearing.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 6 Apr 2007