A film buff writes about seeing a rough cut of Sunshine
31 July 2006 at 10:53 AM | by Melty_Girl
[Note: This was originally published by cillianONLINE, which has been inactive since September 2006.]
Ain't It Cool News, a blog that presents "the best in movie, TV, DVD and comic book news," recently received an anonymous email from a film buff who says that he caught a secret showing of a rough cut of Sunshine at Fox Studios in Los Angeles. This lucky guy, who goes by the charming pseudonym of "Evil Drunken Stepdad," sent AICN an interesting, if goofy, film review. His overall verdict:
I thought this was a great film, but flawed. The great things about it were the cast, Cillian Murphy is as resplendent as ever [sic]... This is a great sci-fi film, but the suspense is what really kicks it over the edge into possible greatness. Coupled with [Danny] Boyle's direction style, this film comes out like 2001 on crack.
Some readers posted comments on the AICN page to protest that there's actually no "supernatural element" to this film, but I suppose we'll have to wait and see if Evil Drunken Stepdad's terminology is accurate. Other posters doubted his overall veracity, but today Gia from the Sunshine team confirmed that they did indeed host an LA screening of a rough cut. They wanted only people without any prior interest in Sunshine to see it, and the film received a very good response.
Thanks to Mici of cillian-murphy.org for the AICN tip!