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Sunshine [DVD] [2007]
Sunshine [DVD] [2007]
Dvd ~ Cillian Murphy
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258 of 309 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, 5 Nov 2007
This review is from: Sunshine [DVD] [2007] (DVD)
A lot of people have given this negative reviews on here. I've read their reviews and the main criticisms seem to be:

1. It's boring. That's true, if you're the kind of person who can't sit through any film that doesn't have gunfire and explosions through 90% of the movie.

2. It's not a good Sci-Fi movie like Armageddon. Well, the fact that these people think Armageddon is great tells us something about their taste.

3. It's scientifically inaccurate. I find it hilarious that these critics think they know more about physics than Dr Cox, the scientific advisor who provides a commentary on the DVD. Of course there is artistic licence, but there's nothing wrong with that.

4. The end doesn't make sense. No, the end is confusing - there's a big difference.

5. The characters are paper thin. Again, not true. There is so much depth to the characters, but you need to actually think about it. Like any good script, this shows us the depth to the characters, rather than telling us. Look especially at Chris Evans' character.

This is an amazing film, and is easily the best of 2007 (so far). There are plenty of films for the people who didn't like this, but there are only a few movies with the perfect mix of style and substance that Sunshine achieves.
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The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon)
The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon)
by Dan Brown
Edition: Paperback

13 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars thank you mr robinson, 10 Feb 2005
Thank you Tony Robinson for showing Dan Brown up for the terrible writer and researcher that he is. Robinson checked out all the claims of the book (the ones that Brown claims are facts amidst the fiction) and found them all to be nonsense.
When you consider that all of Brown's claims are based on a hoax and a spelling mistake, you can see how well he "researched" the book. Of course, an author is entitled to be liberal with facts when he is writing fiction, but Brown assures us at the start of the book that his claims are true. Either he is extremely gullible or he is a liar.
As many others have already said, the book is badly written, the characters are two-dimensional and you can't move for stereotypes and cliches. But it is with the false claims of truth in this book that Brown really fails. He is a paranoid delusional conspiracy theorist who is clearly losing touch with the real world.
It makes me wonder what "fact"-based novel Brown will come up with next. Last April I saw a list of the greatest April Fools Day jokes ever on the internet - I'm sure that if Brown checked it our he could find lots of "truth" there that he could base his conspiracy theories on.

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