Sunday, December 13, 2009

Moon (2009)

Moon is a sci-fi drama/mystery/thriller about an astronaut named Sam Bell (played by Sam Rockwell) who works on the moon alone with his robot assistant for an energy company that helps diminish the earth's power problem. During his last days of a 3-year contract working on the moon, he suffered an accident outside the station that put him in a really bad condition. The other day, Sam was woken up in the infirmary by his robot assistant that said he had involved in an incident and suffered from memory loss. Being curious about what had happened, Sam went out of the station and encountered an injured astronaut... who looked exactly like himself.

That's where the mystery begins :D Surely I can't give you the synopsis about what happened next, because the rest will only be spoilers. FYI, the story is not about the cool or futuristic technology, but about the astronaut's searching for his identity. You might not be tempted to see this film by reading my synopsis above, but trust me, the story is original and engaging. No wonder this film reaches the rating of 89% on Rotten Tomatoes and 8.0 on IMDB. And yeah, Sam Rockwell is cool. I don't even remember he was the quirky Zaphod Beeblebrox from The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy.

So, if you're looking for a good movie, I recommend this. And remember that it's "Moon" without "New" before it :P

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