“Supernova” opens in total darkness. Slowly, stars emerge. One shines brightly, then disappears.
Tusker, Stanley Tucci’s character (“Spotlight”), later explains that everything is made from dying stars, which turn into supernovas that spew “star stuff,” the building blocks for life, through space. With a gigantic flash, these interstellar explosions create the universe as we know it.
There is a vitality to destruction. A beauty, even.