Thursday, July 16, 2009

Moon -- A Second Opinion

New review from The Movie Snob

Moon. (B+) I was planning to see this movie anyway, but Move Man Mike's review sealed the deal. There are loud echoes of 2001: A Space Odyssey in this tale of life on the Moon in the not-too-distant future--and that's a good thing. Earth has gotten hooked on good, clean fusion energy, but the catch is that the fuel has to be mined on the Moon. Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell, Galaxy Quest) is the sole human inhabitant of a mining station on the far side of the Moon, with only a vocal computer named GERTY (voice by Kevin Spacey, The Usual Suspects) for company. His three-year contract is almost over, and he's looking forward to returning to his wife and daughter, but his mental and physical health are starting to break down. After an accident nearly kills him, rescue arrives from a most unexpected and mysterious source. Sure, there are some holes and implausibilities in the tale, but it is still an enjoyable and thought-provoking tale. If you like this movie, I urge you to try the novel Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro.


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