Synopsis: [spoiler]With only three weeks left in his three year contract, Sam Bell is getting anxious to finally return to Earth. He is the only occupant of a Moon-based manufacturing facility along with his computer and assistant, GERTY. The long period of time alone however has resulted in him talking to himself for the most part, or to his plants. Direct communication with Earth is not possible due to a long-standing communication malfunction but he does get an occasional message from his wife Tess. When he has an accident however, he wakens to find that he is not alone. He also comes to realize that his world is not what he thought it was. Written by garykmcd[/spoiler]
Ok, so, I have been asked by the Big Man (Kazed) to write a blog of sorts about movies, new or old. Unsure of where to start, I decided to wait until I viewed a film which inspired me to write. This happened to me last night when I watched a wonderful film called ‘Moon’ which was released last year. This is the first feature film from director Duncan Jones (who is the son of David Bowie) and has been nominated for a whole array of awards including two BAFTA’s at the 2010 awards.
A psychological science fiction film, about a solitary employee of a lunar company, Sam Rockwell starts to experience weird goings on at the end of his three year contract. This British film which includes the voice of Kevin Spacey as Sam’s trusty robot friend GERTY amazed me for a number of reasons.
I’m not usually a fan of British films. Now don’t get me wrong, if they are good I can appreciate that, I just never seem to come across these half as often as I do the awful British gang type films. However, this film is truly magnificent, and subtly brilliant. It does us Brits very proud.
Although the idea behind the film is extremely farfetched, it is somehow exceptionally believable (I really do not want to give anything away, but when you see it, you’ll know exactly what I mean). The story line is just full of amazing twists which shock you throughout. It is an exceptionally well thought out film, and keeps you thinking about it for a long time afterwards.
The acting is just outstanding. Considering the two main characters within the film is actually the same person, the difference between the two are so extreme it makes you completely forget that it is one actor, playing the same character twice (again, really quite hard to describe, but once you see it, it’ll all make sense).
Perhaps for my first review, I should have chose a film which is not so complicated and hard to explain without revealing anything which might hinder your viewing experience - but i loved it nonetheless and if this review encourages at least one person to watch the film I’ll sleep well tonight.
This gets a mighty 9/10 from me.