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. I had heard of this movie a while back although I didn’t have any idea what it was about other than it must involve an astronaut in space. Well, believe me it was much more than that.
The film starts out with Sam Rockwell as Sam Bell, an astronaut sent to the moon on a contract for 3 years to harvest resources and send them back to earth in order to solve the planet’s power problems. We meet him towards the end of his 3 year stint and he is preparing to go back home. That is, until he gets into a minor accident that changes everything.
It’s going to be hard to talk about this movie without ruining it, but I will try my best. I’ll start by saying this was not what I was expecting at all, but in a very very good way. I highly suggest that you do not research the movie at all before you start watching it. There were plot twists that were essential to this film.
Sam Rockwell is amazing, there I said it. I absolutely adore him. It doesn’t matter what movie you watch him in, he absolutely kills it…the definition of a scene stealer if you ask me. It is actually so hard to even talk about his role in this movie without ruining the storyline so I’ll just say he proved how versatile he can be within this one movie. Kevin Spacey has the perfecet voice to play GERTY, a robot assisting Sam on the moon. Kevin Spacey is another actor that can do no wrong, even if he is only using his voice.
There wasn’t too much music being used other than the haunting score and a little snippet of Walking on Sunshine (which easily could be one of my favourite scenes throughout this movie).
Like earlier stated, the two actors chosen for this movie can do no wrong in my eyes and having the two of them together with a dark, unique storyline makes for an amazing movie.