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Moon (2009) [Blu-ray] (Bilingual)

Sam Rockwell , Kevin Spacey , Duncan Jones    Unrated   Blu-ray
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure hard sci-fi for the fans! Jan. 13 2010
By LeBrain HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
Moon is the best sci-fi movie in a long time. Duncan Jones, son of David (Bowie) has scripted and directed a wonderful thinking man's space movie. Sam Rockwell, playing the only resident of the moon, handles pretty near the entire movie and captivates you every step of the way. Kevin Spacey voices the computer, Gerty, an obvious homage to Douglas Rain's voicing of H.A.L. Spacey does a fantastic job, and Jones adds the touch of emoticons -- when Gerty says something, his screen displays the appropriate smiley, frowny, or what-have-you. Sometimes these emoticons reveal things that Gerty himself didn't want to communicate. Indeed, Gerty's motives will be questioned the entire movie, thanks partially to Spacey's creepy voice.

Sam Rockwell is Sam Bell, an employee of Lunar Industries over 100 years from now. Poverty on Earth no longer exists thanks to the Moon, and its ample deposits of helium3, which is used in fusion reactors. Sam maintains the equipment and gathers the helium3 from the giant harvesters scouring the surface of the moon. He then sends the helium3 home via capsule. There is no real-time communication with Earth, however, only recorded messages, due to a faulty satellite. Bell is feeling horribly lonely. He has been on the Moon for 3 years and his contract expires in 2 weeks. All he wants is to see his wife and child again. Paranoia and strange hallucinations are starting to set in.

All this sets in motion a story that twists and turns, and weaves information skillfully. Threads and clues are left for the viewers, who must question everything they see on screen. Sam too will question reality, question his surroundings, his existance, and his purpose. Sometimes stirring, sometimes mindblowing, Moon is never boring.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant SF Feb. 23 2010
Format:DVD
Moon is one of the finest science fiction films of recent years. From its lovely special effects work, largely done with real models, to its script and characters. Sam Rockwell gives an extremely good performance in the lead role. And just when you think you know how things are going to end up, Moon surprises you by going further. Excellent and highly recommended.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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In a not-so-distant future, Earth's energy is being supplied through extraction of Helium-3 from the Moon. Sam Rockwell plays Sam Bell, a space miner whose job is to make sure that the massive mining machines keep running and to ship the fuel they extract back to Earth. He's at the tail end of a three year stint, and can't wait to go home -- and Gerty 3000, his robot companion whose design and mission is a significant twist from that of Hal 9000 (of 2001 - A Space Odyssey), seems worried he is beginning to lose focus on the mission. It turns out Sam has much bigger issues to worry about.

The German philosopher Martin Heidegger wrote that in an age of technology, where everything is treated as a resource, we ourselves become just another means to an end. We think of technology as our servant, but humanity itself becomes another means to an end, a cog in the globalized technological machine.

Director Duncan Jones has created a profound yet simple and small science fiction film that thematizes questions regarding the impact of technology on human life, how it affects human relations to each other, even what it means to be human. The film feels like a return to some of the most intriguing science fiction of the seventies and the eighties, films like Soylent Green, Silent Running, Alien, and
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finding back the real roots of science-fiction Feb. 9 2010
Format:Blu-ray
Unlike most recent science-fiction movies this story is not a revamped medieval plot of bad vs good.

It is what all science-fiction should be, a believable good story of what could happen in the future.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Sci-Fi March 14 2010
By Harrison Koehli TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
Don't read the spoilers for this film. If possible, don't read anything about it. Just watch it. I liked everything about this film: the premise, the script, the directing, the acting, the pace. Sam Rockwell does an amazing job. Every couple years a great indie SF film comes out, for example Primer, and Moon is exactly that. Futuristic, yet plausible in a sick kind of way. One of the best of the year.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Science Fiction Jan. 27 2011
Format:Blu-ray
This film restores my faith in the future of science fiction; it's not about action and instead uses the genre to provoke and explore facets of the human condition that would otherwise remain unknown. Visually it is a film that returns to the style of 1970s science fiction and even employs the craft of the master modelmaker of ALIEN's Nostromo and blends them with restrained CGI and a masterful soundtrack by Clint Mansell. All of these aspects reinforce a film that holds its own with essentially one actor, Sam Rockwell, who delivers an engaging and strong performance throughout.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Probably Sam's finest performance in a dramatic role.
Published 17 days ago by Margotd1
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Should have at least got nominated for best actor, brilliant movie.
Published 1 month ago by Scott
5.0 out of 5 stars Tense as a Violin String
Sam Rockwell (Seven Psychopaths) is brilliant in what is essentially a one-man performance - albeit a one-man performance supported by a robot with Kevin Spacey's voice (Spacey... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Ben Oboe
5.0 out of 5 stars dvd
very good dvd
Published 2 months ago by Claude Couillard
5.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected...and I mean that in a VERY good way.
As always, I spent quite a large chunk of time scrolling through Netflix trying to find something I felt like watching until I came across Moon. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Maria Casacalenda
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Sci-fi
movie to come around in ages. This isn't your alien invading or robot destroying type of space movie. This is the kind that makes you think.
Published 4 months ago by Gunboat
5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting, and the realism of the plots topic makes it actually...
I enjoy movies like this one, which might take my understanding of reality and distort it just enough to make me think about a subject in a different light
Published 8 months ago by Erica
4.0 out of 5 stars Not my usual kind of movie but I really, really liked it
With such a small cast, and I mean small, I didn't know if I would like it but there was some buzz around it so I thought I'd give it a try. Read more
Published 10 months ago by dac65
4.0 out of 5 stars A simple space story
The film is basically a one-man show, and yet I did not find it boring. The storyline is good, and the acting by Sam Rockwell pretty solid. Read more
Published 11 months ago by FilmFan2010
4.0 out of 5 stars A very interesting film
Moon is an interesting, yet enjoyable film. Set many years in the future, it takes place on a mining operation on the Moon. Read more
Published 14 months ago by G. Bowes
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