https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/04/t...t-and-most-beautiful-sci-fi-movies-ever-made/ https://www.buzzfeed.com/alisonwillmore/sunshine-vs-interstellar?utm_term=.ob22loQla#.mqQ6XbyX0 https://blogs.scientificamerican.co...stellar-gets-wrong-about-interstellar-travel/ http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/a1946/4219685/ https://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/227-movies-at-the-theater/70526984 https://www.neogaf.com/threads/sunshine-was-a-better-interstellar.951952/ "I’ll risk one more spoiler: As the movie goes on, the crew of the Icarus II becomes increasingly convinced that they’re going to die out there, millions of miles from home. More than in any science fiction movie I’ve seen — maybe any movie — Sunshine‘s characters face this knowledge with a kind of fatalistic grace. They don’t pretend to be anything other than doomed, but they carry on anyway." Interstellar, for me, struggled mightily with its balance between being a movie about the survival of mankind and being one about a rugged individual's relationship with his daughter — hence Cooper acting like he has to leave soon to pick his kids up from school while working on the most important mission humanity might ever embark on. He treats the prospect that he'll get home as a done deal, as if it's just the timing that's the issue. But the Sunshine crew members aren't just aware that they're embarking on a journey that's perilous with an end goal but that it's still entirely theoretical. The numbers say they can make it to the Sun and back, but as unexpected encounters and accidents take their toll, the math becomes brutal." And exploring the realities of that mindset may be Sunshine's greatest achievement, and one that makes even the final twist, with its touches of mysticism, work better in retrospect .Its characters are on what they know could be a prolonged suicide mission, and have embarked on it anyway, surrendering themselves to the greater good — though not without anguish and terror and bouts of panicked cowardice, because they're only human. Sunshine is a movie about the actual difficulty of thinking of yourself as part of a larger whole, of mankind. Its emotional impact, a few years out, feels more resonant and real than any talk of love as having the power to span space and time." unlike fake ass movies with fake ass surface bs that's actually patronizing it's audience such as the likes of interstellar which made boatloads of money and widely circulated to a fake ass audience. quality is not measured in quantity. yeah, were they influenced??! looks like it because sunshine came before some of these films. so who borrowed what again???!! when i looked up all the films on this thread, they ALL had bad science, especially interstellar is laughable with it's wormhole travel and other space fantasy nonsense. as if people watch these films and come away learning science. GIVE ME A FUKING BREAK! sunshine is no less worthy and for a science forum, do your fuking research before you actually embarrass yourself as if most science fiction films are about actual science. most are not or mostly not. they take artistic license to entertain or to promote a message.