Quick Review of “Moon”

Moon is not a popcorn sci-fi movie like Star Wars or Star Trek. It’s not just “wow.” It’s “whoa.” As in, when a not-so-mentally-stable guy who’s been working alone on the moon for 3 years meets up with someone who looks exactly like him, what the hell is going on? Maybe he’s gone crazy, maybe the new guy is a clone, maybe it’s all a dream. The answer, when it comes, is just the beginning of this ride. I don’t think I’ve felt so much sympathy for a character in a science fiction movie before. I recommend Moon even to people who normally don’t care for science fiction, because it’s a great example of what science fiction can be but hardly ever achieves: intelligent, exciting, empathetic and thoughtful storytelling.

I wish I’d seen it in a theatre.

About Phillip

Phillip Cairns is a beekeeper in St. John's, Newfoundland, who writes about beekeeping at mudsongs.org.

5 Replies to “Quick Review of “Moon””

  1. I saw the movie in a small theater. I think it has potential for a cult following. It is better than 2001 Space Odyssey, that’s for sure! It makes one think. I love the family interractions and all that it leads to.

  2. I re-watched “Moon” tonight. Just as a good as the first time. Easily the most intelligent, well made science fiction film I’ve seen in many years.

  3. SCI_FI: If you’re interested in the sci-fi movie “Moon”, you might enjoy reading my blog (I was the VFX supervisor, concept designer, graphic designer, stunt man and other stuff), if anybody has any questions about the film I’d be happy to answer them so fire away


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