The last place you'd ever expect to find yourself.
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.
GERTY THOUGH, MY FAVORITE.
TAKE THAT WALL-E!!!!!!!!
Oh god, I have this thing were after 1 am, I become super delusional and say the most ridiculous things.
Well, where do I start?
Sam Rockwell plays Sam Bell the only man working for Lunar Industries, in one of their Lunar docks, with a three year contract and only two weeks left until he can leave to go back to Earth. Accompanied by Gerty (Kevin Spacey) a machine that attends to his everyday needs, and has computer facial expressions that I couldn't possibly handle, since I pictured Kevin Spacey constantly. There is no interaction whatsoever with the outside world so Sam is forced to communicate with either; GERTY, himself or his plants.…
I love science fiction. Don't care if it's good, bad, smart, silly or stupid, if it's science fiction I'll give it a go. More often than not filmmakers treat the genre as an excuse to make an action film, filled to the brim with special effects. As fun as that usually is, it sells the genre short.
Science fiction is a 'literature of ideas'. It is about speculation and postulating ideas set in a (near) future. The fact that Moon understand this so well makes it an instant genre classic.
Moon takes a futuristic setting (a moonbase) and weaves a wonderful, human story around this backdrop. It asks 'what if' questions science fiction should always ask, in this case '…
Wow. This film is terrific. The story is simply unforgettable, different from any other scifi film. Ducan Jones did a fantastic writing and direction, along with the stunning performance by Sam Rockwell. Gripping soundtrack by Clint Mansell. A very impressive physical production.
Wow. I went into this film blind, all I knew about it was that it was about Sam Rockwell alone on the moon, which I sort of ascertained from looking at the poster. I wasn't really that hyped about this, I kind of just stuck it on because I felt like watching a film. I'm so glad I did.
Sam Rockwell plays a guy called Sam Bell who is working alone on the far side of the moon with only his robot acquaintance GERTY, voiced by the fantastic Kevin Spacey. Yes, that may sound simplistic, perhaps even dull, but Moon is a character film, and a very interesting one at that. Rockwell is exquisite at retaining the audience's attention and…
I'll tell you whats great, movies that are smart. You don't have to be a genius to get this movie, no not by any stretch but this movie never once dumbs itself down which I love and wish that more movies would follow its example on it.
I have to talk about Sam Rockwell. In the same way that Castaway was a one man show who's success completely depended on Tom Hanks, this movie is a one man show who's success completely deepened on Sam Rockwell. I have always loved Rockwell and thought that he should be a lot more popular then he is and this movie only strengthens that opinion. After all of the great movies that Rockwell has…
An extremely interesting psychological Sci-Fi thriller. Although slow at times I was engaged and intrigued throughout the entire movie. Rockwell's performance was really great. He is literally the only actor in the entire movie which was amazing. Great twist. Great Directing. Great Acting. Great Everything!
Nice combination of Blade Runner, 2001 and Wall-E. In Potention a masterpiece. Great sreenplay, a very realistic moon and space, and a fenomenal Sam Rockwell. Way of storytelling is great, but the story itself is not 100% well done.
Sci-fi like it used to be. White interiors, comforting background hum and a sense of distance and loneliness.
It's also brilliantly written, well acted, beautifully scored, visually striking and one of my favourite movies.
Guess what? I got a fever, and the only prescription is more Sam Rockwell!
"I hope life on Earth is everything you remember it to be."
In Duncan Jones' debut feature, Moon, Sam Rockwell plays an eccentric and witty character named Sam Bell, who is all alone on the moon except for Gerty (voiced by Kevin Spacey), almost a 2009 version of HAL 9000. This psychological sci-fi is brilliant to say the least, and Rockwell never disappoints. I highly recommend it.
A cool side note: Duncan Jones' father is the one and only, David Bowie.
Slow paced for sure, but Moon proves to be a thinking man's science fiction film with a remarkable performance by Sam Rockwell.
Moon has a great premise executed brilliantly, and has a amazing performance from Sam Rockwell
wow. just wow