With only three weeks left in his three year contract, Sam Bell is getting anxious to finally return to Earth. He is the only occupant of a Moon-based manufacturing facility along with his computer and assistant, GERTY. When he has an accident however, he wakens to find that he is not alone.
|Release Date||:||June 12, 2009|
|Genres||:||Science Fiction, Drama|
|Production Company||:||Liberty Films UK, Lunar Industries, Xingu Films, Limelight Fund|
|Production Countries||:||United Kingdom|
|Writers||:||Nathan Parker, Duncan Jones|
|Casts||:||Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey, Dominique McElligott, Rosie Shaw, Adrienne Shaw, Kaya Scodelario, Benedict Wong, Malcolm Stewart, Robin Chalk, Matt Berry|
|Plot Keywords||:||moon, artificial intelligence, clone, isolation, future, dystopia, space, cloning, moon base|
I saw this last night and it was fabulous. It's hard to discuss for fear of giving away any spoilers but I'll try.
I thought it a magnificent film and when compared to the bloated, nonsensical 'lets have more pointless explosions' of Transformers 2 it shows that you can still have such thought, style and cleverness in a film for a fraction of the budget.
Normally with the independent art-house films they are set on Glaswegian council estates. If remotely sci-fi they are almost forced to have a horror - sex element to help them sell to the teen market.
This was so refreshing for demonstrating genuine craft and story telling. A film that even as your mind is racing ahead to predict the typical ABC outcome of film, manages to keep surprising you.
There were no silly twists or WTF moments to make up for the writers lack of logic and it offered a subject matter that resonated with you long after.
Sam's performance was stellar but it is frustrating that one can't elaborate for fear of giving stuff away. I know the film didn't have a big cinema push, well certainly not in the UK, and was only out to piggy back the anniversary of the lunar landings, but I really hope it gets some more exposure.
Sam deserves recognition for his talent as does the writer and director. I've enjoyed some good films this year but that was certainly the freshest, most inventive and well executed one that I've seen so far.