Not exactly the biggest plot twist, the film begins with a corporate-friendly message, which our brains have been hard-wired to automatically distrust but despite the obvious plot and shoestring budget a one-shot location films strength is in its screenplay and cast. Rockwell makes this an enjoyable watch and portrays so many mixed emotions that you really feel for him being the most isolated man not on planet earth.
I struggle to understand the extremely good reception for this one. Admittedly, much depends upon Sam Rockwell's performance, and personally I don't find his acting or his character to be that appealing. An entertaining film, but in my eyes there is nothing here particularly moving, exciting or that has not been done before. Revealingly, I liked it less on re-watch than the first time.
A prescient sci-fi documenting the future employment policy of Space X/Blue Origin? How memory is used to create a functional and conscientious worker and the spiritual paralysis caused by its tangibility reminded me of 'Ghost in the Shell' and 'Solaris' respectively. Realizing that everything you remember is a computer program, being treated as a heartbreak than an existential crisis is a very effective approach.
A stark, claustrophobic and cleverly written sci-fi film, Moon has been a consistent entry on the various 'underrated film' lists floating on my FB page for years. There are elements of 2001, Solaris (and Dark Star?), as a disheveled Sam Rockwell potters around in a tin can on a blasted landscape for someone else's corporate profit. Jones maintains an ongoing tension, and Moon's premises never stretch credulity.
It’s very well made. Tone is a bit uncertain, juggling between being realistic and stylistic. I was expecting a bit more ambition from script. Old sam vs new sam contrast is interesting. And then movie made a good point of clones having emotions as well but dwelled way too much and too long on that. Robot was a simpleton haha. Claustrophobia and loneliness were well captured. Good watch.
The Academy gave an Oscar to Sam Rockwell for the wrong role. He should have won Best Actor in a Leading Role, back in 2009 for this remarkable achievement. It's crazy to see him play clones, and yet we still are able to sense his complete versatility as an actor. He goes through all of his humanity's phases, all within an emotionally brilliant/contained performance. Bravo on your work, Mr. Rockwell!
2.5 - A cerebral experience that messes with you just a little, enough to make this film entertaining while it lasts, but not much else. The emotional moments don't have the strength or resonant power as expected, and the more questions you ask about the plot or even its ending the more the film becomes less well thought of in its progression. Could have been better, but still refreshing to like the actor and score.
Found this movie just boring and not that interesting at all. I don't get all the positive thoughts about this but that's not the point. Duncan Jones made this movie and got some unrealistic applause. Then he made Source Code, a good movie but that was like almost 9 yrs. ago and since then he only completed just two awful projects. Now he's just a washed up. 5/10. Also i haven't like Sam Rockwell's performance.
(Vukekpar/leweb) (2,5/5) Aurais-je entendu parler de ce film s'il n'avait été réalisé par le fils de Bowie? Car de toute évidence ce "Moon" ne mérite pas les propos élogieux que j'ai pu lire à son sujet...Récit parano de SF sur la face cachée de la lune (sous forte influence de films comme "Blade Runner" ou "Solaris"), le film souffre de multiples faiblesses scénaristiques et pêche très largement dans son exécution.