Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Moon : the movie



The other day I watched "Moon" for the second time, after I saw it first in theaters when it came out. It was a limited, Ritz kind of release, so you had to find one of the cool "indie" theaters to see it. It wasn't really publicized much, but I'm a big fan of Sam Rockwell's, so I decided to check it out.

Visually, it's inspired by the space movies of yesteryear, before we were sure about what routine space travel would really be like and things were based more of science fiction then application. The movie takes place 90% of the time in the lunar base that Sam Bell inhabits, as he mines for Helium3 on the lunar surface. He's at the end of a 3 year contract, with his only companion an AI unit that swings around the base attached to a rail on the ceiling.

I can't give away the whole plot of the movie, but I'll say its very dark and moody. Sam Rockwell, using a mixture of solo acting and technology, gives more then one amazing performance, and Kevin Spacey as the voice of the robot is hauntingly friendly. The soundtrack adds a lot as well, featuring Clint Mansell who did the score for "Requiem for a Dream".

It's one of my favorite recent movies, and I highly recommend checking it out if you like great performance, great scores, great scenery, and a thoughtful scifi thriller.

30 comments:

  1. looks like my type of movie I'll check it out :D

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  2. i agree totally, man. such a good movie. sam rockwell's acting really pulls you in.

    one of the few truly great movies of this decade, methinks.

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  3. I seem to be the only one that hate this movie with a passion! I found this movie so horrible that I burst into laughter when it ended. The good point is, I now know what is my worst movie! haha

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  4. Haven't seen it. I might check it out now though!

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  5. Didn't watch it.. but i will put it on my "list".

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  6. I'll have to look into it. thanks

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  7. I'll have to wait for the DVD I guess.

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  8. I really enjoyed Moon and I thought Rockwell did a great job as usual.

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  9. hmm it looks interesting i will check it

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  10. I like indie movies, but i havent "heard" about this one :P

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  11. nice stuff!
    supportin & following!

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  12. I would like to see this movie

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  13. Have to agree, I really enjoyed it. Nice to see Sam Rockwell play a serious role as well, instead of the hillbilly he usually plays :D

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  14. I saw this movie after someone else recommended it a few months back, I enjoyed it just as much.....then again Spacey as the robot had me hooked lol

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  15. Supportin as usual. P.S. take off that word verification dude!

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  16. I heard it's a lot like 2001 a Space Odyssey, I will definitely check it out.

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  17. moon landing never happened! jk..

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  18. Seems like you love this movie, I'll check it out, thanks for the advice =)

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  19. don't sound like my kind of movie, but thanks for the recommendation

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  20. definitely sounds like a video i'd enjoy. thanks for recommending it!!

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  21. I like what you did with your blog. keep up the good work!

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  22. Hmm never knew about it until know
    definitely worth checking out

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