Moon Movie Review

June 04, 2011

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PikKirby: This is a surprise movie-review!

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IMDB describes this film as:
Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems.

Moon came out back in 2009 and it's a wonderful little sci-fi film. If you don't know me, I love sci-fi and this movie was a great ride... First of all the points: It's directed by Duncan Jones, stars Sam Rockwell, and features Kevin Spacey as a robot(The immobile kind, not the crazy-gunslinging ones). I watched it twice now and while it's not without its flaws, the movie does stand up one its own very well. 

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I'm not going to get into too much detail since the plot itself is the brainchild of the entire film, not only does the movie set a real believable location for the future, it keeps its strong grasp around it for the duration of the movie (Unlike some Sci-Fi movies...) The movie itself for me wasn't missing out in suspense or mystery, most of the fear created in the film is conjured up by more awkward and quiet moments. The movie is a very slow-paced and well-explained piece of video. If I were to describe this fear, it would be the type of fear where you'd expect some monster to come out of the corner, but nothing ever does... that's what the film does most of the time, and it works great... the movie will really drive you crazy near the climax. The movie also has an extremely controversial issue as it's main plot...

Overall I think that the movie was great (Amazing), it's slow-pace was extremely well-done and the musical score is just beautiful (Did I mention that Clint Mansell did the music? That's the guy who wrote Requiem for a Dream.) The environment or setting is quiet is slow and quiet throughout the film, very thoroughly constructed, never breaking it's suspense or immersion. Although I won't ruin the movie for you, the ending and the main "plot" or controversial issue will leave you questioning your own life... Dammit, the movie has A.I and everything! The complete package!