Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Moon (2009)

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Directed By:
Duncan Jones

Summing It Up:
A lone space worker, nearing the end of his three-year contract harvesting Helium-3 on the Moon, has an accident, and he awakens to find that not only is he not alone now, but things are much different than he thought they were...

Quick Thoughts: 
I've had this one on Blu-ray for a while now, but I just finally got around to watching it. After hearing such great things about it, I was a bit skeptical, but I can now say that this is one of the best Science Fiction films that I've ever seen.

The film wasn't really what I expected going into it, and I have to admit that is probably a good thing. I had this idea in my mind that was going to focus more on the interplanetary living aspect of things, and that it would probably just be straight Sci-Fi. Instead, it actually turned out to be a very original mindbender with a lot of cool concepts behind it.

This is not an effects film by any means, so those looking for lots of space travel and crazy shots won't get what they want. However, Moon is a nicely shot, intelligently scripted film that manages to engage the viewer based on it's main character's development, and some crazy theories. Sam Rockwell is great in this film, and I am now a bit bewildered that he didn't get more attention from the Academy when this came out a couple years ago.

All in all, Moon is a beautiful little piece of quiet madness that just begs for a rewatch. Highly recommended; especially if you like slow-burn films.


4 out of 5


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