Quick Hit: Great Science Fiction – with a great star, a great voice actor, and even greater special effects.
– slow tracking shots outside the ship, with more typical ones inside. There’s a distinct beauty in the practical effects that show that CGI is way overused in our world.
It’s hard to talk about Moon without giving too much away – to state that there are spoilers is a great
Bell, is a worker finishing out his three year tour on the moon. He is obviously tired of being there and being alone, with only delayed video clips from home to watch (the long range coms are broken). Sam Rockwell does a great job throughout the movie, bringing a distinctive energy and an exhaustion that few actors could simultaneously maintain. He does have some company – a very obvious love-hate relationship with the ship’s computer/robot Gerty (voiced by Kevin Spacey). Besides words, Gerty communicates via a selection of emoticons (at a time before they were as prevalent in society as now, what with emojis being all the rage), and there are times where his choice of face is so funny you can’t help but laugh out loud.
small plot missteps. But what I think is best about Moon is what I think is best about all science-fiction. It presents questions, makes you think, and leaves you thinking. What more could you ask from a film?
I give Moon an “A”.
Check out more about this film on IMDB.
"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy"