(Review originally written at 11 January 2011)

This movie is right up my alley. I like these type of movies. The science-fiction type of movies that lean more toward the science rather than the fiction. The kind of science-fiction movie that takes a more realistic approach to things and don't feature any aliens, lasers, far off places, or anything of that sort. Movies that make you think, like for instance similar sort of movies like "2001: A Space Odyssey" and "Solyaris" also do.

No, I not saying this movie is being like a modern day "2001: A Space Odyssey" or "Solyaris" but its being a movie that more or less picks a same sort of approach, with as a big difference though that "Moon" is also being a very entertaining and even somewhat lighthearted movie to watch, despite of its story and its settings.

The entire movie is being set on a base on the moon. As a matter of fact, the movie only features really one character. It has Sam Rockwell and than it has a robot as well in it, who is being voiced by Kevin Spacey. Doesn't sounds like the most exciting thing to most perhaps but let me tell you that the movie also really didn't needed more characters (there are still more in it though). I have always liked Sam Rockwell in basically everything that he has ever done and he also carries this movie, basically entirely by his own, without any problem.

The movie has a nice story, that is never being made too complicated. You constantly question what is real and what is being imagined in this movie, when the main character is seemingly slowly starting to loose it more and more due to the loneliness and isolation, till you figure out what is going on but the movie does this in a mostly lighthearted way. I still don't really know how they managed all this, since its not really a movie with any comedy in it and like I said, is a movie with for most part just two characters in it. You have to give lots of credit to Sam Rockwell but also really to the writers and the director Duncan Jones.

This really is a movie that deserves to be seen by more!


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