The first time I watched MOON – a few years ago, I am pretty sure I was stoned on Mexican Dirt Grass and never really remembered how it ended or even got it. I just watched this again all dry and coherent and I am gonna come out and say how much I LOVED this movie. The technical aspects of this are phenomenal, Sam Rockwell acted his fucking balls off, GERTY was slightly heart moistening and the story was just fucking fantastic. BRAVO BRAVO BRAVO FUCKING BRAVO! This movie is excellente!
Who looks at this place that hasn’t seen MOON? Here’s the plot: in the future we discover a source of energy from minerals found on the moon. The company that produces and sells it has a mining camp up there and it’s run by Sam Rockwell and his computer pal GERTY. He’s contracted for three years and then he gets to go home. By the time this starts he only has two weeks left then he gets to go home to his lovely wife and daughter. YAY!! Sex!! Drugs!! Rock and Roll!!! (Not really – well, maybe The Sex). But, that wouldn’t be such a good movie if he just up and left 12 minutes into the film. Instead he starts seeing things that shouldn’t be there, his health becomes shitty and he has a huge accident (out on the moon, not in his pants).
I would be surprised to find anyone out HERE that hasn’t seen it so – if you haven’t: SPOILERS. In real time we watch as he wakes up after his wreck and starts to get re-oriented. He goes about his business and a little later goes out to check on some mining equipment – and runs across his OWN INJURED BODY!!! WOAH!!! WHAT??? HUH?? Soon there’s two of em walking around and they realize they’re clones and they’re not the only ones, there’s a ton of them down in the “basement”. This kind of goes from a straight up sci-fi flick and turns into a emotional treatment of what it feels like to realize your entire life has been a sham and everything you hoped for doesn’t exist. There’s a really emotional scene (to me) when Sam 1 is breaking down and trying to log into his computer to look at his old records and he can’t get in so GERTY comes in and helps him out. Makes me sniffy. Anyway – if you haven’t seen this movie you totally should! It’s not all Sci Fi so don’t worry about that.
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