A taut, psychological sci-fi film in the style of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the critically acclaimed MOON debuts on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on 16 November, 2009, courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) is nearing the end of his contract with the mining company, Lunar, for whom he has been a faithful employee for three long years. His home has been Sarang, a moon base where he has spent his days alone mining Helium 3, the precious gas that holds the key to solving Earth’s energy crisis. Isolated and determined, Sam has followed the rules obediently and his time on the moon has been enlightening but uneventful. He does his job mechanically and spends most of his time dreaming of his imminent return to earth, his wife and young daughter. Finally he will have someone to talk to beyond Gerty, the bases well-intentioned, but rather uncomplicated computer.
Two weeks shy of his departure from Sarang, Sam starts seeing and hearing things and when a routine extraction goes horribly wrong, he discovers that Lunar has its own plans for replacing him and that the new recruit is eerily familiar. Now Sam has to confront the discovery that the life he has created may not be his own.
One of the few films that we’ve seen on the big screen that warrants a second viewing. Moon is an intelligent and sophisticated exercise in sci-fi filmmaking which is brimming with ideas that are refreshingly presented. Director Duncan Jones sets up a great atmosphere and gives you a premise which becomes frighteningly realistic despite its distant setting.
The music and visuals are also amongst the best of the year, it’s no surprise that Moon is topping many polls… it’s in my top ten for sure.
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