Moon movie – what are we dealing with?
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Is that another bizarre, commercial, mass-produced science fiction? Is there any possibility for a perceptive watcher to be satisfied with the story?
I do not want to give clear answers at the beginning, however I will try to help you decide yourselves and maybe even take a leap of faith to watch it.
Moon is the directorial debut on Duncan Jones, concerning power corporation goal and where human stands in it. It provides a psychological portrait of an aliened worker, Sam Bell (starring: Sam Rockwell).
Sam is an American astronaut stationed on the Moon. His three-year contract with a powerful fuel company is nearing the end. Bell is looking forward to return on Earth soon. Living such long time only having as his companion an ever being computer, Gerty (Kevin Spacey) and taking care of big ‘harvesters’, lunar mining machines solving humans fossil fuel shortages, completely fed him up. Imagine yourself alone for three years talking only with a base A.I system, voiced one-tone instructions, and you will understand Sam’s silent frustration.
Bell’s loneliness increases considerably during the last weeks of his lonely stint. You can feel the characters impatience to see his beloved wife and daughter. And suddenly he is confronted to meet his dead-ringer. Then movie action literally splits into ‘two’ and you are completely into it if it really speaks to you.
It’s a very promising debut for Jones. Smart story, unconventional look, packed in 1,5 hour, with eerie soundtrack of Clint Mansell (Requiem for a Dream, Black Swan).
Rockwell also does well – mixes emotional scenes with warm attitude when it’s necessary. He just rises to the challenge and does a fresh serious acting.
'Alternative Universe' Paulina Okulska
Moon is not a movie that is going to become a super production for cinema-watchers because there is no shooting, beautiful girls or any such trivial, catching encouragement. However, people who like thought-provoking issues, can read metaphorical meaning of performances will appreciate and accept it entirely. In the era when science fiction started to be just a money-maker, we have met a stepping-stone.
To be honest, my experience with SciFi movies suggests that I should not define what they are truly about, and so I do not this time too. Everybody can find something for himself in Moon. That is why I only sketch lines to overview and hope you, dear readers, can make up your minds wheather watch it or no. Personally, I think this film is special and absolutely unfakable. Being an aesthete forces me also to mention the quality of artwork – it is remarkably high.
I have some pieces of music from Moon here. I am totally charmed with it.
\’We\’re not programs, Gerty. We\’re people.\’ Clint Mansell
\’We\’re going home\’ Clint Mansell
\’Memories\’ Clint Mansell
\’Two weeks and counting\’ Clint Mansell
\’I\’m Sam Bell too\’ Clint Mansell