Yesterday was the first I heard about the new movie Moon. It was described as sci-fi, a bit like 2001, which sounded interesting. It was directed and the story written by Duncan Jones, the son of David Bowie. I looked it up and discovered that it was out in limited release and was showing in New York City. As I had some free time last night (the missus was at the ballet with a friend) I went over to Times Square and saw it.
The comparisons to 2001 are appropriate – if you see Moon and don’t feel it is reminiscent of 2001, you need to have your head examined. While I don’t want to give anything away, I will say it moves slowly but deliberately. It is an interesting story that unfolds nicely and the goal, unlike lots of sci-fi, isn’t to scare you – this is sci-fi not sci-fi-horror. What it is missing from 2001 is the acid-trip ending (while I like 2001’s ending, it is probably a bit out there for most). The music, done by Clint Mansell, it is (not surprisingly)reminsiscent of The Fountain. Â I was going to attach a tailer for the movie, but I think the trailer gives away too much. Resist the urge to read about the movie or see a trailer and just go see it.