“moon” film review

I personally feel this is a hidden gem of a film. I only know of a few people who have seen this film, and those that have seen it, really love it. The blame game as to who’s at fault for it’s awesomeness I think is shared between writer/director Duncan Jones and underrated actor Sam Rockwell. I may have said this before, but I’m saying it again: doesn’t Sam Rockwell have a great name? But seriously, his acting is great. I liked him since Charlie’s Angels. Seriously. And as for Mr. Jones, that is, son of legendary David Bowie, the film he made after Moon was Source Code. He’s now on my list of directors to keep an eye on.

I’m not sure what I should or shouldn’t say about the awesome movie without spoiling the story. The initial story is that Sam Rockwell’s character, named Sam Bell, is living on the moon all alone, maintaining the moon base station that’s run by a corporation on Earth. Although he’s not completely alone, he has the company of GERTY! GERTY is voiced by equally amazing Kevin Spacey. Besides that, GERTY really does have a personality that is likable. What helps to notice this, is the happy/sad faces he makes in it’s little screen.

The other thing I really enjoy about this film is not knowing how this story would be resolved. Perhaps one spoiler I’ll reveal is that Sam Bell isn’t as alone as he thinks. And spending time with yourself is really quite an experience. But once you learn the secret about Sam Bell, it gets unpredictable. Or at least it did for me. And it had been a while for me to see a movie like that, which was refreshing. It felt original and I think everyone can agree that that’s a rare commodity in Hollywood. So thank Duncan Jones & Co for the genius behind the story and how it was put together.

I watched almost all the DVD features. That’s a pretty good sign I liked the movie when I want to find out more info about it. The good news I learned from outside sources? Moon is possibly part of a trilogy. Does that mean I should wait to see if Duncan can get started on the second installment before I buy the first? Or should I wait to buy the combo pack? Nah, I’ll just go ahead and buy it now.

Overall, Moon is a must see if you’re into some great sci-fi story telling. It’s rated R for language for the most part. There is some edge of your suspense that I thought would resolve in some graphic violence, but there really wasn’t any to be alarmed about. So look for this movie and if you can check out the features, give those a whirl if you never do. Some of that behind the scenes stuff is pretty amazing. (But this is coming from a guy who had been working on a movie set for the past month.)

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in movie, review
One comment on ““moon” film review
  1. In Design (and lifestyle) every time you gain one
    thing you lose something in return.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,927 other followers

Follow the indoob! network on WordPress.com
October 2011
« Aug   Nov »
Blog Stats
  • 26,724 hits
  • episode 69 - ambigram March 8, 2018
    Kortney and Sterling flip roles again in this episode. Sterling recaps the Oscars and announces the scores from the Oscar predictions from the last episode. The BHF for this episode is all about Madam CJ Walker. Later, Kortney and Sterling list off their favorite words, whether it’s the meaning or just words they like to say out loud but don’t get to use ver […]
  • episode 68.1 - black panther teaser February 23, 2018
    This is a preview of the reviews recorded with Sterling’s parents shortly after they saw the film, and a segment from the conversation with Candice Frederick, Lauren Warren, Kortney and Sterling from the previous episode. Hear the ENTIRE conversation on patreon.com/indoob where the spoilers will abound, as there are only a few here for the few who have yet t […]
  • episode 68 - oscar & friends ‘18 February 21, 2018
    Special guests Candice Frederick and Lauren Warren join Kortney and Sterling to discuss Oscar predictions, dinner movie parties, The Good Place and of course, new Ben & Jerry flavors. (Candilicous and S.C.A.P.E. Goat (or S.C.A.P.E.G.O.A.T.) we hope will be in a freezer near you soon!) Also in a BHF update: Doris Payne is getting a movie made about her st […]
%d bloggers like this: