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In the future, the sun is dying and mankind is nearing extinction. And so, the human race is gathering all of its best metals just to create the ship that would take 7 astronauts near the heart of the sun. There, they will release a stellar bomb with atoms that would explode rapidly in succession, creating a star within a star. The first expedition had failed its mission and now, Icarus II is to set out with the last best metals earth has to offer. They had to do the mission at all cost, deliver the payload at the dying star's heart to save mankind amidst some trouble within the group.amazon
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- Chris Evans (Human Torch of Fantastic 4, and now famous as Captain America), the spaceship technician who has quite an arbitrary character.
- Michelle Yeoh (you might have seen her in Babylon AD), the 'bio-keeper' who has a bad habit of appearing in so many action and scifi movies I watched. She's like everywhere!
You'd also see some usual samurai, warrior or fighter in other films like Hiroyuki Sanada as the captain of the crew and Benedict Wong as the Mathematician who would pave the way to the major problem that the crew will be facing. You might not know these Asians by name, but I bet they're both familiar to you by face. And Cliff Curtis, the resident psychiatrist who's so addicted with the sun, he'd bask in it despite having his skin parched. The other two, I have no idea just who the heck they are. Well, there's the Communications officer whose actor I know nothing of.
The visual effect was one thing, the story line quite another. I'll guarantee that you will enjoy everything that this movie has to offer. For those of you who are teaching, I suggest this film for film viewing with your junior or high school class. It will never fail you in any objective for a science class as this touches subjects like Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and even a subbranch like Electronics.
For a taste of awesome visuals, here's an image of the super-filtered sun at the observation room when the crew was viewing the orbit of mercury:
I also love the musical scoring. It totally rocks. And also, there was a point where I thought that the movie was like one of those Apocalypse thing. With the sun dying, it's like at the end of the world already. Life is at the brink of its existence. And then a sudden thought: perhaps, the angels both glorified and fallen would suddenly take role in the film. Not entirely science, but this this film did seem like apocalyptic. Well, almost.
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