The film Sunshine might sound spritely, but it is anything but. Based in the year 2057, a spaceship called Icarus II sets off on a mission to revive our solar system’s dying sun. As if the film isn’t eerie enough as it is, the crew gains an understanding of what happened to Icarus I, the original mission that failed. As they wander around the abandoned ship engulfed with dust, they are disturbed by little flashes of light interfering with the camera.
Slowly different images begin hitting the frame in little bursts of light. What appears to be images of the Icarus I crew’s lives, happy moments before they had embarked on a mission they didn’t know they weren’t returning from. To make matters worse, the aforementioned dust? Yeah, that was actually the ashes of those that perished. What was that I was saying about eerie?