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. When he has an accident however, he wakens to find that he is not alone.
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Let's be realistic.
Although it has its amusing moments, in eneral the plot does not convince.
There is, somehow, an interesting story here, as well as some good acting. There are also some good scenes
PLOT SPOILERSIt was an excellent movie on all levels. There were some scientific stuff going on that was not brought out. Clones are not as good as the originals. They tend to have defects and die young. It is not a perfected science.In this movie we see some of the aspects incorporated but never stated: testing of the clone when revived and disposal after 3 years. Today we are speculating that He3 mining on the moon could produce fusion energy in the future. I believe that was what the mining operation was doing, although not much was stated. It has several similarities to 2001, most have been listed. The most important one was that this was not an unreasonable science fiction with a long list of impossibilities, but rather a work which keeps within the realm of science fact, the way Arthur would have wanted it.The idea that they made the computer similar to HAL 9000 is not unreasonable. In fact I fully expect any NASA computer with the capabilities of the HAL 9000 to be named the same after the fictional work. The only thing I would have changed in the movie would be to show a glimpse of Sam viewing 2001 while on the space station.
The guys from Filmspotting mentioned Moon the other day, prompting me to want to check in out for myself. I'm not what you would call a hard core Sci-Fi fan, although I do really enjoy it. I also recognized many ideas and concepts that I'd seen in other films, and yes some of the story was not really plausible, but despite these I did enjoy Moon, and I think it's because of the unique and fresh way it was all put together. This one solo person out there on this three year mission confronting all of this alone I found it easy to put myself in his shoes and because of that I found Moon entertaining.
Sam Rockwell is at his finest in this film. If you're used to giant Hollywood budgets and tactics, this film is not for you. If you are a fan of Sci-Fi films, this is a must-see film. The effects are simple, realistic, and down-right, cinematic. This is more of a psychological/Sci-Fi film and I commend Sam Rockwell for the realism he portrayed in this film.Sam Rockwell plays a very optimistic character who feels as though he has earned his freedom when it comes to a very important mining operation on the moon. Upon discovering a catastrophic failure, things unravel and his meaning of life comes into question. Once again, if you are a fan of Sci-Fi, this is a MUST SEE film. One of the best Sci-Fi films ever to be portrayed, it should not be missed.
With Mute (2018) release just hitting Netflix, it led me to the same creator as Moon. Mute, which is being bashed beyond belief and I was surprised because of the great reviews of Moon, so I decided to watch Moon first since it is so positively recieved...wrong!Sam Rockwell, exceptional job! Bravo for this vehicle showcasing his acting. But I was once not a sci-fi fan until I learned I just had really high standards when it comes to this genre. Interstellar, I loved thoroughly. I love cerebral movies and groundbreaking ones too. Something this genre is very capable of doing. See Altered Carbon. Sci-fi today as opposed to 2009 when this movie was released has changed profoundly. Now, it's all about the dystopian cyber punk sci-fi that that was created decades ago by the minds of Philp K. Dick and and adapted into movies such as Clockwork Orange, Brazil, Blade Runner, A Scanner Darkly, 2001: space odyssey, just endless epics. A groundbreaking event happened to revolutionize sci-fi TVS; Black Mirror! With an almost perfect first two seasons beginning, the audience asked for the product and more. Then someone had A brilliant idea and said let's adapt "loosely" PKD short stories and that's what the first season is trying to do. But it wasnt executed well enough and was too late. Black Mirror is displaying the less the better with episodes. Maybe the 3 originally was perfect, and PKD series has 10! Then comes along the next evolution of this genre, or revisit with a creative approach. Just like Blade Runner but totally different concept; ALTERED CARBON!!! A MASSIVE HIT that everyone will rise to catch up to. This has nothing to do with moon except for the fact that in 2018, going back to a film pre-Black Mirror, is disappointing!I'm sorry, everyone saying how great Gerdy is? Did I just watch a different film? This movie could have been much much better, but squandered the oppurtuinity. Now, I will not watch Mute and know why it has terrible reviews. This time the director and writer, Bowies son needs ground control. Please, of you're going to write a story featured in space, don't make it ordinary! That's exactly what this film is, predictable and ordinary! I gave five stars because of Sam Rockwell and Kevin Spacey has the best voice for a AI robot. I think Robin Williams would have to at the time.I'm not saying don't watch this, again I have high standards. I expect something I have a passion for to bring their A game, not half was it with a plot you can find on any writers app. Watch it if you have time to waste only!