August 12, 2011 Leave a comment
So going back to the well of my love for Sci-Fi films, I had a lot to choose from. At a cursory glance, they were all big budget productions with massive special effects and wide scope. To my chagrin I didn’t feel like talking about a film whose sole purpose is space battles and exotic look aliens, rather I wanted something a bit more small in scale and offered up an intriguing story line to propel the movie. This is where Moon comes in, a science fiction drama that focuses on the story of an isolated worker and a slightly emotional robot as his source of companionship. Moon is an interesting film, one that picks a minimal setting of the lunar surface of the moon, but it feels bigger than it really it is. I will admit the movie piqued my interest with Sam Rockwell as the lead and it also doesn’t hurt that the movie is directed by Duncan Jones, who happens to be David Bowie’s son. By all accounts, this is about as true as science fiction films can get. One that doesn’t lose sight of the story and ditches the out of this world, intergalactic saga that so many films aim for.