Day 187: Moon (September, 12)

What a movie.

I must say, there's things that I love to see on the cinema, and a quiet, and a good Sci-fi movie is probably on the top 5 (Hello, High Fidelity :).

I was expecting a lot from Moon, by Duncan Jones, the same director of the intelligent Source Code.  I wasn't disappointed - just the opposite. Moon is really brilliant in fact.

An astronaut and a computer inteligence are the sole inhabitants of a lunar station - the references to 2001: A Space Odyssey are inevitable. I was stuck on that until the whole scenario became clear to me, and what I've saw was astounding.

Jones presented a similar subject in his two very different movies: how human life can be brutalized and vandalized by so called superior intents. The government, big money... it doesn't matter. To achieve the a common good and social safety, the life of an individual may be reconsidered without any second thought. It is revolting, and Jones build his case in each scene with a good actor direction (Sam Rockwell is truly amazing here), clean images that don't prevent a feeling of claustrophobia repeating musical theme that increases the suspense.

I was glued to the screen, waiting for what would come  next. Few movies make me feel like that, and this clever and beautifully filmed Sci-fi was one of them. From what I've read about it, it is a bit of a cult already, but I've never heard about it until Source Code. It is another gem that I had the pleasure to meet on this dare.

I maintain my first oppinion. What a movie.

Moon. Directed by Duncan Jones. With: Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey,
Dominique McElligott. Writers: Nathan Parker from a story by Duncan
Jones. UK, 2009, 97 min., Dolby Digital, Color (Netlfix).

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE this film. I haven't seen 2001: A space odyssey yet, so I had no reference to be crossed over. It's just amazing, simple, but the plot is awesome and very well carried through. Sam Rockwell is Sam Rockwell in it, he rocks once again. He's a precious talent. And the twist... everything, really. The production design is flawless, the score, cinematography... Ugh... so good!
    And it was because of Moon that I found Source Code. After watching this I needed more from Duncan Jones. And it delivered, as we know.
    Great filmmaking, the guy is good! Plus, Sam Rockwell. Always a pleasure.

    [ j ]