Film Reviews: Moon (2009)
Introducing a new regular(ish) feature; Film Reviews. My aim is to sum up a film in a short paragraph and give you the important info you need without babbling on.
In my first film review I’ll be looking at the 2009 film Moon.
- Great story
- Excellent acting
The follows Sam Bell who works for a company called Lunar Industries which harvests helium from the moon and sends it back to earth to help power it. Sam is two weeks from the end of his three-year contract when he begins to hallucinate. The story is paced just right, in that it doesn’t move too fast but it also doesn’t drag on. It’s definitely a film that’ll have your brain working. Moon is my vote for the second best film of the year, just shaded by District 9. The brilliant acting by Sam Rockwell, the lonely setting of the moon, and his interaction with his robot assistant GERTY (voiced by Kevin Spacey) help to make this a film that sucks you in. Moon is available now on DVD.
Spoilers (highlight the following text to view the spoilers): The Sam in the film is actually a clone. The original Sam is back home on earth with his daughter (his wife is dead). The original Sam worked his three-year contract and then was cloned several times. Each clone has the memories of the original Sam and only has a life-span of 3 years.
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