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MOON - Movie Review

Updated on April 6, 2010

My sorta review....

So, the film "Moon" that came out in 2009 is a very strange film. Now that I got "that out of the way." ha

This film was awarded "Official Entry" Award at the Sundance film festival in 2009. Now the reason I'm writing about this film in particular is so that some of you do not miss it!! If you are a science fiction fan or love writers in that genre, this is a must see! I have always been a huge Asimov and Bradbury fan since I was a child and this film is so cool in a simple but "twisted" way. Another reason I'm mentioning this film is it is one of my favorite films of all time and this raises an important question that I have just asked myself, "Are you ok?"

The other question I have is why do some films get nominated for Oscars and some do not even get noticed? I just happened to see this film when I was roaming by the Blockbuster display. Something drew me to it and I'm guessing that it reminded me of something I was obsessed about when I was younger, like the first landing on the moon. I actually own the first ever press kit complete with photo's of this big event. It was given to me by a teacher a very long time ago and it is very cool and one of my favorite things. This goes along with a mandolin that I purchased many years ago in an old antique shop that came with pictures and memorabilia of all of the performances it was used at for 50 years. How cool is that? Ok, I cherish quite a few things, but the point is that we all value things that mean something to us and this is what makes the world go round.

Without ruining the story line, the lead actor Sam Rockwell is so amazing in this role. I found out that the film was actually written for him by the Director Duncan Jones which is actually a different version name for David Bowie's son (short for Duncan Zowie Haywood Jones). This film was made for only $5 million dollars which is amazing for a sci-fi film of this sort. After you see the film, please check out the credits and the actors. Something will surprise you like it surprised me. The hint here is the word "actor's."

The main point of this movie is it is a bit old fashioned in this world of filmmaking and this makes it captivating. I do understand why Duncan Jones would use another version of his name professionally especially when he is making a movie entitled "Moon." The critics would have said things like "Major Tom To Ground Control." All kidding aside, I have heard that Duncan Jones will be coming out with a much bigger film with a much bigger budget soon. I can't wait and I'm looking forward to seeing what he comes up with.

This is where I defend the offspring of famous people. I was actually married to one in my early twenties and I saw firsthand what a difficult position it is to be born in. People are always comparing you to your famous parent. Hollywood is brutal and reviews could be lethal to someone who is trying to make their own mark in the same industry or any other one that critics take their part in. I always like to see offspring come out with something truly amazing or a performance that knocks peoples socks off. I'm always rooting for the "under dog" even if they grew up wealthy or priveledged because I can just imagine what their inner struggles are really like. Especially the pressure they are under by just being "born" to a famous person.

So, let me remind you if you want a "feel good" film, this is definitely NOT the one for you. This is a strange journey with a fantastic performance that carries the film.

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    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR

      GPAGE 

      6 years ago from California

      Michael! Like you I am a huge Bradbury and Asimov fan! One of my fave movies of all time is Blade Runner! You are correct about how this movie gives the viewer a chance to use their own imagination! I LOVED this about the film! I already had quite a few "endings" in my head before I saw the end of the film....Love surprises which this film had plenty of!!! No cliches or shoot -em-ups needed here! Anyway, this is a film I can watch over and over again! Best, G

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      Michael Ray King 

      6 years ago from Palm Coast, Florida

      Hi G! I viewed this movie a while back. I am a HUGE Bradbury, Asimov, and Heinlein fan. My fiction writing is highly influenced by Bradbury (who's still writing, btw!). For the true sci-fi fan, this movie is a MUST SEE! Too many scifi films get mired in the muck of cliched characters, aliens, shoot-em-ups, etc. Like Forbidden Planet, this movie makes the viewer invest their imaginations. I agree with previous posters (including you) who said this movie should have received more recognition. Thank you for reminding me about this film. I think I'll check it out again!

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR

      GPAGE 

      8 years ago from California

      bat115! I'm so happy you came back here to comment! It was fantastic wasn't it?

      Like you I am shocked that it did not do better and deserved so much more!!!!!!

      I'm hoping a lot of people still see it!!!! ; Best, G

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      Tim 

      8 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      GPAGE,

      I just thought I would drop by to let you know I finally saw this GREAT film. I had some pretty high expectations going in but was still blown away by it. It was so robbed at the Oscars. I am shocked to hear it was made for such little money.

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      GPAGE 

      8 years ago from California

      habee! I hope you enjoy it......G

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      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      never heard of this, but I am fascinated with the moon. I'll check it out!

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR

      GPAGE 

      8 years ago from California

      Dean.....I have a feeling you would like this movie! ; I hope to write a book one day about my life in the entertainment industry.....it would be LONG! ha

      Best, G

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR

      GPAGE 

      8 years ago from California

      shazwellyn......I would be curious what you think? I would like to hear about it...

      even in a e-mail.....Best, GPAGE

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR

      GPAGE 

      8 years ago from California

      Pamela99...I hope you get to see this film. I'm glad you enjoyed my hub.

      Best, GPAGE

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      GPAGE 

      8 years ago from California

      sunforged....so glad you love this movie 2! I felt like it needed to be "put it out there!" The performance is s great....really a fantastic movie! Best, GPAGE

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      cheaptrick 

      8 years ago from the bridge of sighs

      Hi'a G,You are definitely our window on the workings of the entertainment industry.What an amazing life you must have with your first hand up close view of it all.Thanks

      Dean

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      shazwellyn 

      8 years ago from Great Britain

      I am a science fiction fan but am not too sure about this one. That isnt to say that I wont give it a go.... I will look out for it now. Thanks for posting x

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 years ago from United States

      Interesting review on the movies. I will have to see it when i can. Thanks for a good hub.

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      sunforged 

      8 years ago from Sunforged.com

      This movie was amazing Im glad people are promoting it! I didnt realize it had received any awards..U expect it will be a sleeper classic, its truly amazing

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR

      GPAGE 

      8 years ago from California

      bat115, even with my comment...you still will not get it and it is NOT ruined! ha The ending is NOTHING compared to the rest of it!!!!! VERY complex film......keeps you in a state of confusion......ha Best, G

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      Tim 

      8 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      I have been wanting to see this film. but did you just ruin the ending for me in that last comment you posted to midnightedon? :(

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR

      GPAGE 

      8 years ago from California

      midnightedon.........YES! I could watch it again to see other things I may have missed! The ending keeps you wondering, but I still like the idea that the guy gets out of dodge in the end! ha

      Best, GPAGE

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      GPAGE 

      8 years ago from California

      HappyHer....I hope you enjoy it! I too love strange and wonderful journeys ;

      Best, G

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      midnighteden 

      8 years ago from UK

      I loved this film too, and drove myself a little crazy all the way through trying to work out what was happening - I should really stop that and just enjoy :-) Think it is one that with a second viewing I will get even more out of it. I defintely agree that it seems like a film from a different time.

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      Tracy Morrow 

      8 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      The moon, well all the planets absolutely fascinate me. I'll have to look into this "Moon" movie. And, I do love strange journeys!

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