Saturday, February 6, 2010

Moon (2009)

"Where are we now?"

- Moon

Recently, I had the opportunity to see this film which premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

Let me just say, rarely do I see films like this one that really challenge our minds and intellect. This is a film that really raises some ethical questions about the human race and its impact and affect on artificial intelligence. (I don't want to spoil it for you, but let's just say it's similar in nature to this movie).

This is a film that makes you think and question what it will be like in the future. The above quote sums it all. Though, I would like to add in addition we should also be asking ourselves the question, "Who are we now?"

It seems like the human race has come a long way advancing technology. But, at what cost? At what point do we say, enough is enough. And, who determines what is right and wrong?

Sometimes advancements in technology can go too far. And, when things go too far there are serious consequences.

I really enjoyed this film from beginning to end. It kept my attention throughout the movie. I especially liked the twists and turns with the plot, which really surprised me. (If you've seen the film, you'll know what I'm talking about).

Also, I enjoyed the special effects and the music in the film. There were a few scary images (especially in the beginning), which I really liked as well. (Note: If you've seen the film, I highly encourage you to watch the Q & A sessions about the film
(in the "Special Features" section), with the filmmaker, Duncan Jones, as it will help to answer questions about certain elements of the movie).

Overall, I really liked this film. It is a bit slow paced, it is not an action movie. Though, I liked the story and the way it challenged questions about humankind - it really made me think.

If you're in the mood for a sci-fi type of film, I highly recommend this one. Check it out!

Happy movie watching!

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Jake Moore said...

I too really enjoyed 'Moon'.Kind of shocked you didn't mention Kevin Spacey as the voice of the computer.Also star Sam Rockwell is an actor well worth watching in almost all his roles.This is film not held down by it's very small budget & well done

Action Flick Chick said...

When I asked for people's thoughts on best movie 2009, several tweeted this one.

Film Gurl said...

(Jake Moore) Glad you enjoyed the film, too. Yes, Kevin Spacey is worth noting as well as Sam Rockwell (especially), both are great actors to watch!

(Action Flick Chick) Wow, I had no idea! And, here I am just seeing the film - guess I missed this one!

Thanks for stopping by!

Reel Whore said...

Moon is one of my gems of 2009. It's a shame it didn't get nominated for something, screenplay at the least.

I always enjoy Sam Rockwell and he shines in Moon.

It is a slow film, but like you said, the story and the questions it raises keeps your eyes glued to the screen.

I need to rent it so I can check out those special features.

Film Gurl said...

Yes, it definitely was a unique film - very rare from the films we see today. I really did enjoy it for the story and the questions it presented - it really made me think. Yes, the "Special Features" section is definitely worth taking a look at. Thanks for stopping by!