This film has only one actor on scene 99% of the time.
If it wasn’t for Sam Rockwell’s performance, Moon probably would have turned out more of an exercise of boredom than anything else, but it doesn’t, at least the most of it.

Set up in the future, this film tells the story of Sam Bell, a “spaceman by contract” that has the job of monitoring some sort of power plant installed in the surface of the moon itself. He’s the only human on the whole satellite, and all he has to help him and keep him company is an artificial intelligence robot called GERTY (voice by Kevin Spacey).

Sounds different from your Sunday afternoon flick right? It is, and actually that’s what keeps the viewer interested.
Although it starts slow and boring and doesn’t speed up the pace that much, Moon turns out to be a relevant movie. It has a creative plot and also raises a good amount of ethic questions about the future of science at the service of corporate interests, and even about Humanity itself and the value of life.

Go for it if you’re not afraid of slow paced movies and seeing the same face for a bit more than 90 minutes. Props to subjective movie reviews, where I found out ’bout this film.




5 Responses to “Moon”

  1. 1 A Constant Refrain 2 February, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    andas a ver sem mim, malandro

  2. 2 jmnpm 2 February, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Ora essa, ora essa. Escrevo aquilo precisamente para o pessoal descobrir filmes novos e ver o que mais lhes interessa

  3. 3 joaoxcordeiro 5 February, 2010 at 12:06 am

    Também descobri o Moon por aí. Adorei o filme, bastante longe do típico filme de ficção cientifica, filmes lunares e assim. Diferente para melhor, entenda-se. Acho que tem uma óptima mensagem aliada a uma óptima história. Só assim para se aguentar hora e meia com a mesma cara ahahah.

  4. 5 Gonçalo Dias 19 February, 2010 at 12:54 am

    Curti bastante do filme e é como tu dizes, o Sam Rockwell é um bruto actor e fosse outro qualquer se calhar o filme não teria o mesmo impacto.

    Boa sugestão, mesmo para quem não ligue nada a filmes de ficção científica.

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