Exploding Sun [Blu-ray]
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The film is SyFy quality and Canadian lame.
Parental Guidance: No f-bombs, sex, or nudity.
It opens with a young couple making out in the back seat of a car in Georgetown. When a black SUV rolls up, blue lights flashing, and a couple of guys in dark suits drag the girl out of the car, identifying her as the President's daughter, her paramour blurts in bewilderment, "I've been dating the President's daughter??!?" Aaaaannnnd we rocket delightfully downhill from there. The characters are all ridiculously two-dimensional, the sets are '60s-era cheesy, and the acting is something any high school drama student would be proud of.
And the science? AWESOME.
If you're looking for a movie that makes a lick of sense, this isn't it. But if you're looking for something that'll make you howl with laughter, go ahead and rent this one.
Anxiously awaiting the sequel...
SOME PLOT SPOILERS:
This is a science fiction film, without one bit of science. There are no "Laws of Physics" in this film. It will remind you of a 1950's film where the actors take a trip to the moon or to Mars, without space suits, and earth gravity is forever present in the space ship.
The plot is totally absurd: Present day civilian space flight around the moon and back in a space ship that can reach orbit without an Atlas rocket or any type of external booster. Yeah, it looks something like the space shuttle and takes off like a regular airplane, and once it reaches orbit it kicks in it's "special" engines than can reach a speed of over 5,000 miles per minute. Star Trek stuff in present day time frame. And no one questions it. Huh?
Also, there are 3 subplots that make no sense, and do not contribute one iota to the trip to the moon -- and subsequent accidental trip to the sun, which creates the global catastrophe (Exploding Sun) because of the planes special engines!?
The major subplot is how do they -- the two guys (one a scientist and one a pilot) that hate each others guts -- solve the problem of the sun exploding and sending enough radiation to the earth to sterilize all life? Surprise! The military secretly made a second space ship (how convenient) so let's send this ship with it's special engines to the sun to stop the sun from exploding. And where as the first space ship engines had "Direct Current", the second ship has "Alternate Current" which will reverse the catastrophe caused by the first ship, and the sun will calm down and the earth will be saved. Think it will work??? Why not go to Disneyland and wish upon a star?Read more ›
The story is perhaps not plausible, but great science-fiction. Highly recommend it. Acting excellent too!
I bought this dvd because I am a huge DJE fan, but IMHO, it's Anthony Lemke who steals the show. Definitely worth the price of the dvd. I might have rated it 5-star except that disaster movies really aren't my thing.
I thought the movie was well done and the acting convincing. Kudos to Canada and Canadians. Good stuff is coming from that country - keep it coming.
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