WYSHW: Moon

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.

His father would be proud.

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.

This man deserves more props.

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.

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Posted on August 15, 2012, in Feature, Videos, What You Should Have Watched and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. For a low budget indie film it made a lot of money and a ton of people saw it… It has 100,000 plus votes on imdb. A great film for sure — did you know that Duncan Jones is David Bowie’s son? hehe

  2. A great movie. All praise to Sam Rockwell for his performance(s).
    There was a sense of real triumph in the final scene. This guy who’d become, literally, a cog in the machine found a way to beat the odds.
    We are honoured to have with us a revolutionary of a different calibre. He has revolted. Resisted. Fought. Held fast. Maintained. Destroyed resistance. Overcome coercion. The right to be a Person, Someone, or Individual. We applaud his private war and concede that despite materialistic efforts he has survived intact and secure. All that remains is recognition of a Man.

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