I was originally under the impression that a grand majority of people have seen this movie being that though it was a more independent release, it still received high regards from critics and the like. Alas, like many assumptions I have been proven wrong, so I thought I’d share the love from this trippy little opus from newcomer director Duncan Jones.
Now for a movie like this, a simple synopsis from yours truly would not do you folks justice, so if you haven’t seen it, here’s the trailer. Take it all in.
I love this trailer. It’s perfect. It’s shrouded in enough mystery to get you interested – especially because the premise is just so bizarre. What’s even better is that the film itself does not let you down. You as the viewer are given enough time to connect with Sam and empathize with his predicament. My only complaint is how nonchalant he is when he finds the other Sam. Granted, Sam has had enough time to himself he probably learned to cope with more bizarre happenings to the point of being desensitized. Or perhaps his desensitization is a result of his extreme isolation. Either way, it’s an easy complaint to shrug off.
Moon is one of those movies you simply have to see to believe. It’s masterfully shot, well-written and edited, and Sam Rockwell gives a breathtaking performance. Just check out the scene where he plays ping-pong with himself – it’s pretty impressive.
Next time on What You Should Have Watched, we went to the moon so now it’s time to check out the sun.