Thursday, May 24, 2007

Summer Sunshine

According to a press release from Fox Searchlight, the delayed US release of Danny Boyle's Sunshine has been bought forward to July. I'm sure that's going to make a lot of people happy.

Does the film have a chance in the July playing field? That's an entirely different question. And not one I'm that concerned with, if I'm honest. It will come, it will go, it will be a hit or it won't: the film itself won't change, it will still be the same, silly thing.

On a related note, I'd like to review 28 Weeks Later in as few words as reasonable: much better than the first one, still not wonderful; made more sense, though there were some gaps in the logic; better ideas; set-pieces were more interesting, on paper at least - they weren't realised perfectly; some awful editing; some very interesting music; the lead kids weren't really too great but the girl did have very odd features; Rose Byrne's role was desperately underwritten; another draft or two and a better director and it could have been great; it was odd to see characters running through the Greenwich tunnel chased by flames on the week the Cutty Sark was set alight, it was lucky we didn't have a shot of the boat aflame in the film.

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