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Old March 18 2009, 02:24 AM   #1
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Moon -- actually going to be good?

When I heard Sam Rockwell was starring in Moon, I didn't think much of the movie and his acting ability.

Now I read IGN's review:

http://movies.ign.com/articles/962/962756p1.html

and its current score at rottentomatoes (which admittedly might still be premature to say):

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/10009075-moon/

will Moon be this year's 2001?
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Old March 18 2009, 04:46 AM   #2
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Sam Rockwell is an exceptional actor with a very broad range. I've loved him in everything I've seen him in. I have a feeling this is going to be incredible.
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Old March 18 2009, 05:09 AM   #3
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Re: Moon -- actually going to be good?

Is this flick getting a wide release?
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Old March 18 2009, 05:44 PM   #4
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Re: Moon -- actually going to be good?

Oooohhhh! This sounds delicious!
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Old March 18 2009, 06:54 PM   #5
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Sounds like exactly the sort of film I've been crying out for for a while. While I watch and usually enjoy them, I'm kind of sick of new science fiction films all being about superheroes, set in the here and now and usually adapted from a comic or tv series.

God knows when I'll get to see it though - if it even comes out in the UK.
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Old March 18 2009, 09:16 PM   #6
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it sounds really inetersting...when's the release?
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Old March 18 2009, 10:56 PM   #7
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I've been looking forward to this one for a while.
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Old May 4 2009, 10:01 AM   #8
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Moon -- It IS good

I just saw "Moon" at its west coast premier at the San Francisco International Film Festival Sunday night.

It's a good film albeit not perfect or a classic. This is really an actor's film, and it's ably carried almost entirely by Sam Rockwell's performance. I loathed him in HHGTTG, but he gives a fine performance here, and manages to play much of this film wholly against himself, or his faceless robot assistant. The film is something of a throwback to the kinds of sci-fi movies of the 70s: ruminating on the effects of space isolation on humans, and a little about what it means to be human at all. The pace is slow but deliberate. Maybe it's tad too slow in places, but it's never boring. That said, it's a character drama, so don't expect any big actions set pieces.

The script is good, but it's not perfect. It's got a few logical lapses and a few bits are unfortunately predictable. I won't go into detail, as they're spoiler territory, but none are serious enough to detract from the film.

The production is heavily influenced by sci-fi films of the 70s and 80s, and there's a definite Ron Cobb aesthetic to the sets (right down to some doorway shapes and aping his "semiotic standard" icons from Alien), so it all feels familiar and mostly practical.

The use of miniatures for much of the effects work gives the film a nice solid quality so lacking in CGI heavy films. Sure, not every effect looks 100% convincing, but no more so than CGI. The plan of real light over real objects is wonderful. The filmmakers make smart decisions regarding mixing minitures with digital set extensions, etc.

Director Duncan Jones (son of David Bowie) was on-hand for the screening and did a nice Q&A with the audience after the show. He said that the film's budget was 5 million dollars, but it certainly looks more expensive than that. I got a chance to talk to him at the end of the screening, and then ran into him again at a bar a few doors down later. Nice chap!
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Old May 4 2009, 12:11 PM   #9
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Re: Moon -- actually going to be good?

watermelony2k wrote: View Post
When I heard Sam Rockwell was starring in Moon, I didn't think much of the movie and his acting ability.
Then clearly, you don't know Sam Rockwell.

I'm very much looking forward to this movie ever since I heard it's gonna be a One-man show with Rockwell.
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Old May 4 2009, 01:06 PM   #10
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Ayelbourne wrote: View Post
watermelony2k wrote: View Post
When I heard Sam Rockwell was starring in Moon, I didn't think much of the movie and his acting ability.
Then clearly, you don't know Sam Rockwell.

I'm very much looking forward to this movie ever since I heard it's gonna be a One-man show with Rockwell.
Well two if you count Spacey.
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Old May 4 2009, 09:44 PM   #11
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Re: Moon -- actually going to be good?

Hadn't heard anything about this, but I think I'll be checking it out now. Sounds interesting.
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Old May 4 2009, 10:22 PM   #12
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The movie that Star Trek should have been! Well, not quite, but you know what I mean.

Desperately looking forward to it going into premier over here in Europe.
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Old May 4 2009, 11:34 PM   #13
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Re: Moon -- actually going to be good?

Only $5mil? Incredible.

Other than Star Trek, Moon's the only film I'm excited about this summer. And I suspect Moon will be the better movie in a lot of ways.
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Old June 12 2009, 07:52 PM   #14
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'Moon' does well at RottenTomatoes

Moon is currently at 88% at RottenTomatoes.
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I'm hoping it comes to a theater near me. I'm always up for some smart sci-fi.
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