Friday, August 10, 2012


This was one of those suggestions from Netflix -- you know: "I see you like emo space movies. I recommend SUNSHINE." This was a mixed bag -- kind of like three movies in one... cool problem-solving space adventure like Apollo 13, dumb slasher movie like Friday the 13th, and a deep philosophical movie like, uh, well, I can't think of anything with a 13 in it... so, uh, I'll just say 13 Erotic Ghosts. Any movie with a ship named "Icarus 2" is alright by me, though.

I watched the deleted scenes... some of them were better than what they left in!

The most thoughtful thing in this film is the notion that, as humans, we can never merge with darkness -- we always hold ourselves separate from it -- but we easily merge with light. I'll be thinking about that for a long time.

This is the perfect movie to double feature with Moon.

PS -- This is the 500th Thing I've Finished!


  1. I felt like Sunshine was an attempt at making 2001 with an embedded slasher movie. I felt cheated.

    Moon, on the other hand, is one of the best pieces of SF ever put on film.

  2. Jesse, I have an odd, misplaced question, but are you by any chance an INFP? I'm reading your game design book and was just curious.


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  4. Hi Joseph -- sorry for the slow reply -- but, yeah, I do generally test at INFP, I guess it takes one to know one! How did you guess?