Moon

Yet another new review from Movie Man Mike!

Moon (A-). This film is a definite “must see” for sci-fi fans. Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) has a 3-year contract with a Helium mining company, and he’s got two more weeks to go before his contract is up. He’s the sole occupant of an outpost on the moon, and it’s his job to keep the mining machines in operation. As the end of his contract term nears, he discovers that one of the mining machines has stopped operating, so he goes out in his lunar rover to investigate and discovers that another lunar rover has crashed into the mining machine. Upon further investigation, he discovers that the unconscious person inside the crashed rover is him. That’s when things get really interesting. Rockwell is terrific as Sam Bell. There’s an interactive computer on board and the voice is that of Kevin Spacey. While I thought the voice was a good one, it was a little distracting knowing that it was Kevin Spacey’s voice. The computer was reminiscent of HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey. The story here is entertaining and seemed somehow familiar to me but I can’t place my finger on why. If you don’t see this in the theater, you definitely should consider renting it.

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