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Re: Rate & Mini-Summarize the Last Movie You Saw


"So if you wake up one morning and it's a particularly beautiful day, you'll know we made it"

Summary: (From Wikipedia) In the year 2057, the Sun is failing, and the Icarus project has been formed with the intent of travelling to the sun and detonating a massive thermonuclear payload to re-ignite it. Seven years before the events of the film, the spacecraft Icarus I was launched but failed for reasons unknown. The film opens with its successor, Icarus II, en route to the star. All of Earth's fissile material was mined for the two Icarus ships, and life on Earth is doomed if the mission fails.

The movie star Robert Capa (Cillian Murphy), the Icarus II's physicist and the creator of the two payloads. Over halfway to their destination (55 million miles from Earth), they pick up a distress beacon from the Icarus I, which is surprisingly very close to their destination, but seemingly derelict and in orbit of the sun. They are faced with the decision to respond to the distress beacon or continue towards their destination. The captain of the ship, Kaneda, gives the decision to the only man who can weigh the risks and benefits of answering the beacon, Capa. Based on the fact that "two last hopes are better than one," they change course to intercept the Icarus I and to secure a second payload. As the movie unfolds, the decision made by Capa takes the crew of the Icarus II towards the brink of their own humanity and are faced with the philosophical and scientific consequences of their mission.

Review: Everyone must see this movie. It is the epitome of a Sci-Fi classic. It has everything you could ask for: allusions to past sci-fi classics; stunning visuals; intelligent, smart, creative, and provocative script; amazing acting to spare and some excellent character development and people you generally will like and care about; and best of all, a touching and stirring soundtrack that isn't overt, but subtle in it's almost perfectness.

Rating: A+ or 10/10

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