Moon (2009)

Moon (2009)

Directed by: Duncan Jones

Starring: Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey, Dominique McElligott

For the longest time people told me that I should see this film and that it was great and all that noise. Of course, I never did, partly because I hate Sam Rockwell and partly because nobody could tell me anything about the movie without giving it away so they just said “TRUST ME, IT’S GOOD.” Well, guess what, folks? You’re pretty much just going to have to trust me that this was a really good movie.

Sam Rockwell works on the moon for a company that mines some sort of extremely efficient fuel source or other. He’s up there for a three-year stint and the only companionship he has is in the form of a helpful robot named GERTY (Spacey). His live transmitter is out, so he can only communicate with his company and his family back on Earth via pre-recorded messages. Basically, life sucks for him, but he’s only got two weeks left before he can go home. Then he gets into an accident on the surface of the moon, and suddenly finds that not all is as it seems…

Yeah, I’m leaving that stupidly open-ended, but sorry, going along with the characters as they discover what’s going on is basically the best part of the film. Rockwell puts in some great performances and Spacey’s robot character is refreshingly unique for a movie like this. Most of all, this movie is great because it’s a humanistic, hard science fiction film that makes you think, but never makes you want to stop watching. Kinda wish I hadn’t waited three years to see the damn thing. Don’t make the same mistake I did, see Moon as soon as you… coon.

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