Saturday, April 11, 2009

Viewing Journal: 4/11/2009

MOON
(2009 dir. Duncan Jones) Date Seen: April 11 2009
Rating:****1/2
4.5 out of 5 stars
It's not too often I see modern genre science fiction with the ability to actually make me give a damn about their characters, much less think on any philosophical level about the themes they attempt to explore. Duncan Jones's debut feature MOON is certainly one of the exciting exceptions this year. It wields silence, an emotionally complex performance by Sam Rockwell, inventive B-film production values, and the ambient musical stylings of Clint Mansell to form something of an instant genre classic. Puts the gimmick juggling antics of most mainstream studio sci-fi to shame. And though not quite on the same level as some of the genre heavyweights it's clearly been influenced by (
SOLARIS & 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY), those who found interest in overtly cerebral sci-fi fare like SILENT RUNNING, BLADE RUNNER, and PRIMER should definitely seek it out when it's released theatrically!

2 comments:

  1. I'm jealous that you saw this. I'm also still jealous that you got to play the Nintendo 64 before I did because I was grounded.

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  2. "If he see's that we bought it...it's..it's just over for him."

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