DVD: Moon

DVD: Moon (2009)

Directed and written by Duncan Jones, son of David Bowie, this is a science fiction movie made on a small ($5M) budget. The best part about this film is the plot: the less you know about it, the more you’ll enjoy it.

If you’re a fan at all of the epic science-fiction movies of the 1970s, this is a great, nostalgic trip: the sets are a great flash-back to the days of 2001: A Space Odyssey, and even Alien.

Kevin Spacey does an amazing job voicing the robot “Gerty”, while Sam Rockwell does some great permutations on his role as the astronaut who has been alone on the dark side of the moon for almost three years.

Genre-wise, you would probably call Moon a psychological drama – it’s a movie where I spent most of my time wondering what was going on. With the ending, I had a sense that they tweaked it with the closing voiceovers, and that perhaps it didn’t match the director’s original vision.

Moon on Metacritic: 67% Moon on Rotten Tomatoes: 89%.

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