Saturday, 25 July 2009

Moon review


I saw the trailer for Moon a couple of months ago and was instantly captivated by it. It reminded me of Danny Boyle's Sunshine, which I loved, but the main thing that interested me was that there's only really 1 main character.

I was surprised with the pace of the film; it was quite slow, but this worked well as the film is more of a mental stimulation than just pure action, so the pace allows you to think about what you're watching. The music was amazing; they used the same stylish piano as in the trailer, and it really complimented the isolated feel of the moon base, whilst also being used brilliantly in the scenes with a little more going on. I can't reveal any of the storyline as its somewhat frustrating lack of answers to what is happening to Sam Bell is what keeps you hooked on the movie, but I will say it was quite original and at times very clever. Sam Rockwell's performance was brilliant, and the computer Gerty (voiced by Kevin Spacey) added a mildly funny side to some of the scenes with its quirky smiley face.
I really did enjoy Moon. That said, I don't think it is the sort of film everyone could enjoy (my girlfriend didn't think much of it), but it is certainly one for fans of sci-fi or anyone looking for something a little different. 8/10.
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