News release from Fox Searchlight Films
SUNSHINE - synopsis
It is the year 2057, the Sun is dying and a solar winter has enveloped the
earth. Earth's last hope lies with the Icarus II, a spacecraft with a crew of
eight men and women led by Captain Kaneda. Their mission: to deliver a nuclear
device designed to reignite our fading sun.
Deep into their voyage, out of radio contact with Earth, the crew hears a
distress beacon from the Icarus I, which disappeared on the same mission seven
years earlier. A terrible accident throws their mission into jeopardy and soon
the crew finds themselves fighting not only for their sanity and their lives,
but for the future of us all...
Trailer at: http://www.foxsearchlight.com <http://www.foxsearchlight.com/>
Bases on the synopsis, this movie is ripe for critiquing by the Bad Astronomer.
Any Astronomy 101 student would know that:
1. The Sun, when it dies, will not cause a "solar winter". It will swell into a red giant and fry the earth.
2. The Sun will not go off the Main Sequence for at least 3 billion years, not in 2057.
3. A nuclear bomb would do nothing to effect the Sun's output. A Coronal Mass Ejection makes any human made nuke seem like a toy pistol cap explosion.
Here we go again, Hollywood script writers ignore basic science and just write garbage. I would not even waste the time at a free screening to watch it. And the ultimate indignity is that they will call it a "science fiction" movie.