Moon is a 2009 film starring Sam Rockwell and Kevin Spacey. It was also the first film directed by Duncan Jones, the son of the late David Bowie. Moon takes place on a lunar base in the near future, where humanity uses helium found in the moon’s crust for energy on Earth. An astronaut named Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell,) and his robot companion Gerty (Kevin Spacey,) mine helium to send back to Earth for energy. Their usual operation changes however when they discover a clone of Sam Bell in the wreckage of a lunar rover.
This movie is absolutely fantastic and one of my favorite sci-fi films of all time. Moon is very intriguing, and it keeps your riveted the entire time. Only one person in this movie really acts. The rest of the cast either does voice-overs, or appear for very brief scenes. The acting that does occur is great however. Sam Rockwell is amazing in this movie, especially considering all he has to do. Such as acting with himself, which he does in many scenes. Moon also has an excellent soundtrack, and the main theme is still stuck in my head as I am writing this.
One thing I don’t like about Moon is that it never really picks up from it’s original premise. It’s very interesting to watch, but it doesn’t have a definitive “plot,” at least not in the traditional sense. An event happens and most of the movie is the repercussions of this event. This does not detract too much from the movie, and it’s still a joy to watch. For fans of sci-fi movies, movies in general, or even David Bowie, this film is a must see.