Monday, February 15, 2010

Moon (2009)

Director: Duncan Jones. Cast: Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey (voice). 97 min. Rated R. Sci-fi.

Obvious opening homages to Kubrick's 2001 (duplicated interior designs, Kevin Spacey's GERTY as another rendering of HAL-9000) make the viewer wait for the moment the central computer revolts. But no; this intelligent sci-fi has so many plot surprises that disclosing any one of them would be cruel to whoever hasn't seen it. Just take my word for it: you'll feel sorry for a certain life form you never thought worth considering.

Mo says:


  1. I thought it would be hard to keep the story engaging with so few characters, but I was pleasantly surprised.

  2. It's unfortunate that such a decent movie hasn't gotten the commercial coverage it deserves.