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Sunshine, darker than you’d think!

S’up amigos!

So the other day my sister decided to educate me on one of my new favourite actors, Cillian Murphy. We are watching the new TV series he’s in (Peaky Blinders) so she wanted to show me some of his films. And she chose Sunshine (2007).

The basic plot is; It’s set 50 years in the future and the sun is dying. So, physicist Capa (Cillian) has developed a bomb which will be detonated inside the sun, effectively creating a star within a star. He and a crew of 7 astronauts and scientists then fly a spaceship named ‘Icarus 2’  to the sun to deploy the potentially Earth saving payload. Of course things don’t go to plan as they realise that Icarus 1, their predecessor that went missing 7 years previously is still in orbit around the sun without delivering their payload. The crew seemingly all went mad and are now dead, all bar the psychotic captain Pinbacker (Mark Strong), who manages to board the Icarus 2 bent on stopping the mission. By this point 4 of the crew have now died, including the captain and first mate. Only four are left; Capa, Cassie (Rose Byrne), Mace (Chris Evans) and Corazon (Michelle Yeoh). With their oxygen supply for the journey back destroyed, and the ship levels dwindling, this is when it gets scary.

Basically I spent most of this film either confused or behind a pillow, did I mention that Marc Strongs character was horribly burned and disfigured from over exposure to the sun? Also he is intent on killing the entire human race. Before the end of the film he manages to kill Mace and Corazon, and very nearly kills Capa and Cassie before the payload is deployed. Notably they all die at the end of the film, but not before Capa successfully detonates the bomb, restarting the star and saving the day.

Overall, it wasn’t a bad film. The science was a little sketchy, but accurate enough for the story line. I would recommend it  to science fiction fans, although I wouldn’t watch it on your own. Bearing in mind I’m a bit of a wimp! It might be a while before I watch it again.

If you watch it let us know what you thought in the comments, and I’ll see you soon!

HD

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Fast and Furious 6 Review

Hi Y’all

It has been a busy few weeks for us here so we haven’t been able to post as much as we’d like to. So over the next few days we’re gonna be making up for it, starting with this, our review of Fast and Furious 6! (which came in the post yesterday).

Now as a massive super car fan the ‘Fast’ films are right up my street, my sister however doesn’t quite agree. Me and my Dad have been attempting to get her into F1 for some time now and i think we’re just about starting to get through, with a little help from films such as these 😉

My poor delusioned sister, I will never like F1. And in my opinion, the best thing about these films is the music. The music is kick ass.

Well then apparently that is my sister’s review of the film . . . the music is ‘kick-ass’.

The explosions are pretty cool too. I like when stuff blows up. Hence why I like Death Race. Lots of explosions and people dying in imaginative ways :). He he he . . . . 

Wow a very in depth analysis there . . . music and explosions. Fast and Furious 6 is so much more then that. Beautiful cars, amazing chase sequences, brilliant actors, and yes explosions . . . oh and a TANK!!!

You know, one of my friends boyfriend did the paint work on one of the cars in the film. And Vin Diesel does have a lovely deep voice.  And why are we listening to Doctor Who music while we write this? Not that I mind . . .

Wow fascinating bit of trivia there, would be better if you knew which car. But i do have to agree Vin Diesels voice is something to behold. Anyway what is your opinion of the film sister dearest? (and do you need a reason to listen to Doctor Who music?!? It’s awesome!)

It’s one of the show cars in the gathering bit. From the hour or so that I have seen of the film (Thanks for waiting for us to get back before starting -_-) it’s action packed and fast moving. The cars are pretty sweet and the music rocks. So all in all, I’d watch it again. Tokyo Drift is still my favorite of this series though. The music is epic in that one, and drifting is awesome.

Firstly if we had waited for you to get back you wouldn’t have been able to watch CSI:NY. Secondly is that the sound of you starting to like cars?? (‘sweet’???). Anyway I really enjoyed this film, one of the best in the series with plenty to build on in Fast 7. Like I said before beautiful looking and sounding cars, some amazing sequences through the middle of London and the runway scene was simply epic. Although I believe someone worked out that the runway would need to be about 34 miles long for that sequence to take place!! Oh and a British bad guy! Like so many films at the moment, i don’t know what it is with casting us brits as the baddies but we do do a fantastic job of it 😉 

Yeah, I’m gunna have to watch the whole film aren’t I? *Sigh* I’ll just power through. 

We could have a ‘Fast’ marathon!!!!!!!!!

Although would we watch them in the order they were released or chronologically? Because Tokyo Drift technically comes after Fast 6 chronologically.

Oh sweet lord no . . . . *Backs away* Bye everyone!! HD *Runs out of room*

Well thats one way of getting her to leave the room! But a ‘Fast’ marathon sounds pretty good to me, wonder if my Dad will watch them with me . . . . . . . .

BYE! CD

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Apologies!

Hi there nerd-megoes!

Just a quick word to say sorry we’ve not been posting much lately, but it’s been a busy few weeks with CD graduating from university and me going through interviews. Hopefully we’ll be on here a lot more, blogging about all our nerdy goings on.

I’ll start by putting up a post tomorrow about Fast and Furious 6 which we just got today, this should be a fun review from someone who’s not keen on cars 🙂

Catch. You. Later.

HD.

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