Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) is the lone astronaut stationed at a Helium-mining moon base that has been his home for almost three years. But Sam’s contract with Lunar Industries is almost up, and soon he will be able to reunite on Earth with his wife and three-year-old daughter.
One of the best sci-fi movies of the last decade, and winner of the BAFTA Award for Best Outstanding Debut, Moon is a stunning accomplishment on every level. The claustrophobia of Duncan Jones’ enthralling, resourceful genre film is sharply heightened by a singular score from composer Clint Mansell.
An incredible film. The visual space and vastness of the action created such a hypnotic scenario. Rockwell carried the film so well too that it makes you appreciate how one actor can truly manipulate the personality of the film.
Jones' directorial debut takes inspiration from 2001, adds a story focused on complex ideas, and has a phenomenal performance by Rockwell that this superior sci-fi film becomes an underrated gem that'll hopefully grow in stature as the years go by.
Refreshing conglomeration, of a number of classic sci-fi themes from books and movies, that comes together in a beautifully composed movie, that strikes out and firmly leaves its own unique footprint on the sci-fi genre.
Jones constructs an extraordinary situation and develops his character in exposing him to exceptional circumstances. I especially like the behaviour of Gerty with its obvious references to Stanley Kubrick's HAL 9000.
Ok film but, from what I read, I was expecting something way, way better than this. The special effects on the lunar machinery didn't convince, and the interior scenarios were uninspired. GERTY was plain boring, not even Kevin Spacey's voice could save it. I also didn't think that Sam Rockwell was that great, and the script was not ambitions, considering it dealt with a subject like cloning. So, kind of a letdown.
Considering that it did not have a huge budget, it is well made. Overall, it's enjoyable, and its themes give the viewer something new to think about. However, the plot could be tightened so it develops more smoothly. Some decisions in direction, editing and pacing seem amateur. Rockwell's performances, albeit strong, is at some points conspicuously bad. But he's acting by himself, so we'll give him that.
This movie is stupid. If the guys were clones and they had the exact same memories why did they have so much different personalities? Also, the movie is full of mistakes and the robot expressions were lame lol. I don't care if the guy is David Bowie's son, I just think I've wasted one hour and a half of my life watching this 2001: A Space Odissey wannabe thing.