Moon: tackling why I love this film
I have loved “Moon,” Duncan Jones’ debut feature starring Sam Rockwell as a man alone for three years on a Moon base harvesting a natural resource that runs the planet, since before I saw it. There are certain movies you love before you see them, movies you watch the trailers to countless times with utter awe and anticipation. This was one of them. I saw the film in theaters the day it came out, I saw it again the next week, I couldn’t stop thinking about it. While sadly, many people have been spoiled to one of the most emotional plot “twists?” in the film, I shall not discuss it here. What I can say is the movie is utterly haunting. Sam Rockwell delivers what is, in my opinion, one of the finest performances possible, and the fact that Sony decided not to promote an Oscar run for him I find appalling to this day. Rockwell has had range in all his films, and I have never been anything short of impressed by him, but here he flexes all his acting muscles. He inhabits the role with uncanny ease. At times I found myself laughing and crying at the same time, which is not an easy feat to achieve this emotion out of me, as I have cried only a small handful of times while watching a film. In fact, just the other day I was showing my friend, Andrew, a link to one such scene on YouTube, and completely out of context, I found tears rolling down my face at the brief scene. The score is a work of art, as is the film on a whole.
If you ever doubted that a sci-fi film, shot on a $5 million budget, with one actor taking up 95% of the screen-time could entertain and boggle the mind on such an emotional level, think again. The fact that this movie is my favorite of all-time hopefully will spread the awareness of this little indie that could, into the mind of film-lovers everywhere.
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