Wednesday, July 15, 2009


sam rockwell is pure win

moon is an indie scifi drama starring sam rockwell. the film takes place on the moon where sam (sam rockwell) is manning a space station that harvests moon rocks for planet earth to use for energy. he's alone for 3 years and awaiting his return to his life on earth, when weird things start to happen. he gets in a crash in his 'rover' and wakes up in the infirmary not remembering much. he goes back to the crash site and discovers that he was never rescued. i don't want to give much away, because the way the film unfolds is quite impressive and very well done. there isn't a twist ending really, but there are plenty of twists and turns that thrill the senses.
sam rockwell is essentially the entire cast, as he plays 2 roles, and does excellent. he was already one of my favorite actors, but now he's right at the top. he's so fucking good in this. the film is just awesome. kevin spacey voices the robot GERTY, and is somewhat remininscent of HAL from 2001. i heard comparisons to a space odyssey, but i think they're on different wave lengths. moon is less about science fiction as it is just an interesting story that takes place in space. the film reminds me of the prestige (the christopher nolan film a few years back), and that's a good thing. best film i've seen in a long time.

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