“ First of all, this is one of the most boring movie I have ever seen.
“ The truth is, two identical personalities stuck in a room is just as boring as it sounds, Sam Rockwell's game try aside.
“ Sam Rockwell's performance is incredible, but the film itself is slow and tedious .
“Unsurprisingly, Sam deals mostly with boredom and restlessness as he finishes up a three-year contract mining The Moon for Helium-3.
“Imagine the film The Matrix plodding on for 80 minutes with Neo having endless discussions with himself behind his PC and then, 20 minutes before the end, have the film reveal that he's actually in the Matrix, having him eat the pill, do a quick voice-over and end the movie right there.
“ This film was about as gripping as one of those bulky space suit gloves.
“While some said it was "slow", I thought the pace was fine.
“ Completely unexpected .
“I don't want to give anything away, but the film can be confusing.
“ The story was bland, the visuals were non existent and the ending was so boring I ended up falling asleep through 10 minutes of it.
“ In Moon he simply IS the whole movie, and he is compelling to watch.
“ He's the heart and soul of the picture and it's a shame really that such a good performance is confined to such a dull film.
“ Gripping, Extraordinary And Evocative Sci-Fi Film Of Solitary Lunar Worker .
“ This film most definitely deserves that approach, it captures isolation and human emotion on a genuinely profound level, and Rockwell's riveting performance is undoubtedly an Oscar-worthy one.
“ Instead, Moon will have you on the edge of your proverbial couch, cheering on its main protagonist(s) and asking tough questions about big business, genetic research, and what it means to be human.
“ Without delving too much more into the plot, the plot takes an interesting turn when something unexpected happens outside of the base.
“It is to her credit that this is manifested in a well made, credible work rather than pompous self indulgent vanity project amongst the rich and famous.
“ Director Duncan Jones' story is thoughtful but not dense, and though he occasionally stumbles in translating his ideas to the screen, he's crafted a compelling anti- blockbuster worth the price of admission.
“The moon-landscape is lifeless and dreary even though the 'moon-surface' images are full color and taken from the Japanese lunar orbiter, SELENE, they still appear to be monochrome, lifeless & in stark contrast to culture and romance; things that make us human.
“ I have to compliment the filmmakers on excellent writing, a gripping, suspenseful mystery that leads us on clever plot twists, and wonderful acting.
“ They deserve credit for creating such an engrossing, thought-provoking story and filming it so inventively.
“ What can I say about this film it was thought provoking it was thrilling full of suspense and an emotional roller coaster and completely emersive.
“ It's a one-man show from Rockwell, who delivers a great performance, but there is too much repetition and it is too boring.
“ But this computer is a crying bore too.
“ The film was unpredictable, and as it went along you realize more and more about what the industries are about, and learn more about Sam Bell.
“ I don't think I am particularly thick, but the long, drawn out sequences of a moon rover approaching various stations, the haphazard editing and the way the scenes are manipulated so as to get the same actor in the one shot made it a real effort to keep watching.
“ As the credits rolled I was left thinking "I should have really LOVED that, but instead I just kinda enjoyed it instead.
“ What I really like about this movie the most is that it seems so devoid of "movie moments" – it seems unpredictable simply by being sort of predictable.
“ worst "fight the system" message type ever..didn't realize much logical mistakes, yet didn't need to anyway, cause after 1 hour, i was bored as hell, just finished it for having completely objective things to say..I wouldn't recommend this movie to any friend or family for them not to waste their times.
“ Without spoiling anything, I can say he gets to use body language, psychological presence and provide action from his character facing intense and unimaginable emotional situations.
“ Unless this happens, the android remains a "simpersonator", able to simulate personalities, but always confusing personality-function with consciousness-as-essence.
“ He is harvesting moon rocks for energy (something explained concisely at the beginning), and staves off boredom by exercising, growing plants, building a model of his home town, and talking to his wife via belated signals.
“ And as Sam discovers how Lunar Industries is using questionable methods to prolong his employment, Rockwell brings real pathos to his situation, and makes "Moon", in the end, a moving film as well as intriguing science fiction.
“The time spans are fascinating and leave much open for discussion.
“ The film also makes a great job at being suspenseful; the film's suspenseful throughout its entirety.
“ However the movie became extremely predictable right after the rover crash and the clone was shown for the first time.
“ There are so few modern films worth watching in a theatre – go see this one.
“In addition to being excellently made and both intellectually and emotionally engaging, Moon is also a subtle and chilling indictment of the capitalist drive for exploitation and the unconsidered consequences of enriching oneself at the expense of another.
“ As he dives deeper into the mystery of his mission, his reactions to some truly disturbing discoveries are anything but generic or predictable.
“ Agonizingly, deadeningly, coma-inducingly, they-could- bury-you-alive-accidentally boring.
“The visuals of this film are stunning.
“ The story is fully engaging without suffocating us.
“ While the introduction scenes in the movie seem to foreshadow a too realistic and thus boring approach to the story, Jones reveals his talent for creating suspense later on and while becoming more and more confused, the audience also develops a greater bond to the protagonist respectively the movie itself.
“ I just couldn't like it am sorry, even If the characters had been played by A Listers it was just so monotonous and boring.
“ The Clone Bores .
“ If you're looking for big explosions and girls in tight rubber, you're looking in the wrong place, but go and see it anyway cause you may be surprised at how enjoyable true sci-fi can be.
“ I highly recommend this compelling movie set on the Moon .
“ He is cracking up from loneliness and looking forward to leaving in a few weeks when a accident while working sets an unexpected series of events in motion.
“ I also found the talking computer, (complete with nickname and personality), an all-too-familiar cliché.
“Spacey and Rockwell performed fine but I found it hard to appreciate their performances because the story was so bland.
“ A compelling sci-fi in the cerebral mode of 2001 and Solaris (with a hint of Ishiguro thematically), Moon explores themes of loneliness, belonging and identity in an intriguing and entertaining fashion.
“ Despite dealing with the very nature of existence, it is never heavy-handed, never hectoring or dry, always intriguing and interesting.
“Secondly, the trailer is a bit of a tease in that it promises a smarter, more psychologically compelling story than it can deliver.
“ This kind of made watching the rest of the movie pointless because you already knew everything that was going on.
“ He had to play two different kind of characters and it was very entertaining to see him deliver such a great performance.
“All of these doesn't change the fact that "Moon" is dull , shallow , boring and pretentious movie.
“Definitely worth watching more than once.
“ Instead, I found it very boring and predictable!
“ His onboard helper is an odd machine named GERTY (voiced by Kevin Spacey), a bulky machine that follows him around, talks to him in a flat monotone and has facial expressions that appear as emoticons on a tiny screen.
“ Also confusing is how the older Sam clone could possibly have had visions of his teenage "daughter", when he only had memory implants of the time when she was a baby.
“ Dull and implausible .
“Low keyed and a little slow, 'Moon' isn't for everyone and may seem tailored primarily for sci-fi buffs.
“ The occasional incident will occur but they are infrequently exciting and serve often no purpose.
“The story is fairly standard sci fi fare, but enjoyable.
“The pace of the movie was pretty good, but did have a few slow spots.
“Revealing too much about the story from this film is forbidden, because big part of its attractive is on the gradual discovery of data and events which clear the situation from the main character, and they offer a fascinating psychological study.
“ He single-handedly makes the film compelling as it is he we watch over the majority of the running time, which is no easy feat.
“After finally talking some of my friends in watching the movie, one of the biggest complaints I got throughout was how incredibly slow the movie moved.
“Y Has to take actions that have unexpected repercussions.
“I never liked considering that movies should give us a moral at the end or be philosophical, but if the script is good, the acting is great, and it ALSO has that extra magical thing that leave us thinking about it for a while after you walked out of a movie theater or turned your TV off...
“ Revelations in the plot that are meant to be showstoppers seem pretty predictable.
“Anyhow, this is on the whole an enjoyable, thought-provoking and solid sci-fi flick and I'll be watching out for Duncan Jones' next feature.
“ Whatever Duncan Jones does next will be certainly worth watching and will be more interesting than every other film of the summer, unless Christopher Nolan has a film out.
“ They search high and low, on base and off for clues and evidence, which of course lead to conflict and disagreement between the Sams, and to them putting in place a daring plan
I got bored.
“ This is very much a thinker's flick, so if you're the kind of person who bores easily, I'd say stay away.
“ But that's not to forget the satisfying simplicity of the lunar landscape design sculpted by cinematographer Gary Shaw and production designer Tony Noble, or to overlook Clint Mansell's evocative musical soundscape.
“ If u have read more than 3 novel books in ur life, be sure u'll be bored with this movie so much
“There were a few sequences where I was looking at it trying to see if I could see the strings and wires but then I stopped looking because the story was actually pretty engaging.
“ This movie is just simply too boring.
“ It's a real treat from beginning to end thanks to its unconventional, compelling narrative and an excellent performance from Sam Rockwell.
“ All of them ask philosophical questions , while the last two are also very entertaining.
“ It starts out very slow with the star of the movie already on the moon for about 3 years or someshit on his moon duties with about two weeks left before he returns home.
“ I liked the exciting twist at the end which I will not reveal as a spoiler.
“ From the blinking smiley face of robotic companion GERTY (superbly voiced by a monotone Kevin Spacey) to protagonist Sam Bell's teary fondling the screen while playing a tape of his daughter back on earth, seldom do such films dare to engage with the heart as much as the brain - less detached and far more engrossing through its emotional resonance.
“ Just two years ago I was bowled over by Danny Boyle's shimmering spectacle "Sunshine" which provided human drama And Made for one intense thrill ride.
“ Moon is entertaining and original.
“ Predictable is an understatement.
“in this film there was only philosophical stuff as if it was a boring speech in hall somewhere.
“ Gavin Rothery who worked on visual effects for the movie has some fascinating background on all of this on his blog at http://www.
“ In that context Moon slow, thoughtful approach comes as a real shock to the system, here characters engage and discuss, they contemplate in silence as they try to comprehend the enormity of their discoveries and when the twists come they are slow reveals that the audience are trusted to understand without a flip chart and diagrams.
“By the time the film ends you are lost is space, or at least went through a space warp where 97 minutes stretched to what seems like three hours of tedium.
“ The minimalistic and futuristic sets look real, but plain and dull at the same time.
“ It has made me appreciate and respect Kubrick's '2001' masterpiece much more on repeat viewing, and I continue to ponder on the story of Sam in "Moon" - wishing for more enlightening, intriguing sci-fi fare from Jones to come.
“ Now some people state that it was too slow paced.
“ The plot is OK but sometimes a kind of boring and difficult to understand because some things happen again and again.
“ This movie starts out very interesting and engaging.
“ This film though quite predictable, very underrated and for sure worth watching.
“Moon, though a little slow and confusing, is brilliant.
“ Boring beyond belief.
“ The first plodding hour put paid to that.
“ Much of the content in Moon are things that have been the subject of many science fiction movies, even campier ones, and I guess if anything holds it away from being truly great and "merely" enjoyable it's that it moves within it's own comfort zone, not breaking any significant new grounds, specially in contrast to the perplexing heights at which real sci-fi masterpieces have gone.
“ His portrayal of his character is hauntingly emotional and layered to the point where every single scene he's in is perfectly compelling.
“ It has been said endless times already but it does have an engaging "70's" feel to it and, in the wake of the mindless, boring rubbish of Transformers 2, it is nice to find something good being made under the sci-fi banner.
“However, the story is delivered slowly and is confusing.
“A film with solid content on real issues, in a well-structured, entertaining story with a sympathetic character, and excellent acting.
“ For the first half, Moon was a tense and gripping sci-fi picture.
“ The pacing is slow.
“"Moon" tried very hard with its intriguing script, and they had a lot of choices to make.
“ Moon is what science fiction was meant to be: compelling, suspenseful and emotional.
“ It was engaging and gripping the whole way through.
“ GERTY is a wonderful and emotional character and dare I say, more intriguing than HAL could ever hope to be?
“ All in all it was a pretty decent low budget movie and Sam Rockwell did really well in it.. Whole movie was really predictable!
“ A thoroughly recommend sci fi slow burner on the nature of identity, find it, watch it, discuss it.
“ Some parts are very well executed and catchy and then the next scene of the movie will either be boring, silly, or downright confusing.
“ This film is about a lunar mining employee's last weeks on the moon, when he encounters many unexpected twists.
“ Even Spacey's voice acting as GERTY is strangely satisfying to me; evoking this calming yet intriguing tone throughout the film which additionally helped to stabilise the drama, combined with Sam Rockwell's truly magnificent acting preventing this film from falling into a feeble melodrama.
“Cons: Some may find the movie completely boring and stupid.
“ Moon is that rare breed of film that seamlessly weaves existential introspection with thrilling story-telling resulting in the most satisfying and touching of film going experiences.
“ Accidents, began to happen, dialog between himself and GERTY become confusing, he begins hallucinating and questioning himself and his CLONE.
“I felt like Space Odyssey 2001 and HAL most of the time, also Alien3 came to mind, it was fascinating.
“ Unpredictable ride with the great Sam Rockwell .
“I enjoyed it, and there are fewer more intelligent films out there than this.
“ And as this film moves along, deeply intriguing things do emerge, like butterflies struggling to emerge from their chrysalises, and taking their time about it.
“ It has a great plot (slow pacing) that reveals everything when it has to.
“I blame the under-ambitious script for lack of gripping drama.
“ I've got to admit, Sam Rockwell is fantastic in this, but I was thoroughly bored throughout this whole movie.
“ Written and directed by Duncan Jones, Moon is strangely unique because while it contained a series of familiar clichés, it still managed to string itself together in an engaging manner, also in a large part thanks to Sam Rockwell's stellar one-man show, acting against himself with the occasional banter with a computer voiced by Kevin Spacey and represented by a smiley emoticon interface.
“ But if you get past that and are able to get through the slow beginning and still be paying attention to get to the halfway point, this movie will no doubt get interesting and will keep u watching.
“ Clever, Suspenseful and Never Boring .
“This movie may only have a few characters with only one appearing regularly, but this movie still manages to be very exciting and interesting.
“This is a stunning movie and I recommend everyone to go and see it, sci-fi fan or not.
“ Moon does a good job confusing you at the beginning and makes you ask some good questions about what it means to maintain perspective on life.
“ And then there's the word 'Moon', merely four letters long but used to describe something so big; so exciting; so mysterious and so seemingly far away.
“ Certainly not a blockbuster that keeps you on the edge of your seat, nor would it claim to be that type of film, but nonetheless one of the most riveting films I've seen in a while.
“ 'Moon' is a fascinating, independently produced sci-fi which, unlike most entries in the genre, features no hi-tech, big-budget effects, monsters, or fancy trickery; it is just a good idea, great film making, one of Clint Mansell's most impressive scores, and a superb performance as its beating heart.
“ to meet yourself, to befriend yourself and to ultimately, protect yourself against anything adverse, as a team, this is an extremely provocative and awe inspiring situation.
“ I found the movie to be a bit more accessible than Tarkovsky's Solaris in that it is much more fluid and entertaining (Solaris was 3 hr long – executed very slow albeit with a similar idea).
“ In terms of the script, I felt that it was fairly well written - The dialogue was engaging and realistic.
“ "Moon" is an intense little movie that will probably knock around inside your brain for a while.
“ Sam Rockwell is fantastic in an otherwise extremely boring movie .
“ On the contrary, I believe it is an achievement of the young director/ writer that he made a film on the themes and subjects that have been explored many times by famous and prominent directors, and as result, he made a clever, exciting, touching, and original film.
“ Stuck with essentially a solitary show in a static location, Rockwell delivers a triumphant character study without unnecessary showboating, compellingly portraying Bell's intense loneliness, boredom and gradual mental instability through perfectly calculated frantic bursts between manic energy and subdued pain.
“I loved the film, was compelled as I watched it, and unable to easily leave it behind once I left the theater.
“ His progressive disorientation and confusion about time, himself and his mission allow for so much thought and introspection for the viewer.
“ But I can understand why people didn't, it is a thinkers film, played out at quite a slow pace and not everything that happens in the movie is actually explained so the more simple movie goers amongst us will struggle with it.
“ And whilst there have been some fairly lukewarm reviews for Moon, personally I really enjoyed it.
“ And, what a unique and fascinating world it is!
“ Duncan Jones (who, by the way, is David Bowie's son) makes an excellent directorial debut in this film which challenges conventional storytelling and feels as fresh and as intriguing as anything you've seen before.
“ This film is slow and brooding, so therefore not exciting for all viewers.
“ Parts of the movie I felt like I wanted to quit watching because they were boring (and some scenes showing blood being vomited were disgusting as well).
“ Unexpected twists and turns have brought me back to this movie again and again.
“ Don't waste your time and better watch one of the sci-fi classics of Kubrick or Tarkovsky .
“ And that may very well be why I really was bored at first.
“ With a wonderfully nostalgic lo-fi veneer, complete with chunky lunar buggies and medical style white walled space station, Jones picks his influences well, paying homage to the wealth of slow burning, existential science fiction ruminations of the 1960s and 1970s (most obviously Kubrik's 2001), both visually and thematically without ever drifting into over the top excessively cheeky referencing.
“When he wakes up, the film kicks into another gear - always leaving the viewer slightly guessing, working out what's going on in the moon station with Sam Bell is compelling stuff.
“ Special effects are (in most cases) minimalistic and pacing is slow and heavy.
“While "Moon" has an intriguing premise, the mystery is not really in the center of the story.
“ He has the robot attending to his every need; in maybe the movie's best touch, the robot has a "face" consisting of those excruciatingly annoying "smiley face" "emoticon" symbols (the voice is Spacey's trademark monotone).
“The wonderful tone here taps into the subject of isolation and a slow uncertain doubt that brings on the traits of a lifestyle of living alone for three years and the breakdown of the mind and impending madness.
“ Directed by the son of David Bowie, Duncan Jones, this claustrophobic, slow-burning thriller builds in tension as secrets are revealed.
“ The story is explored in a delicate and intriguing fashion with themes of loneliness and humanity, and the script is intelligent and poignant.
“ However, sci fi fans will tend to love it because it has some solid ideas in it, though they are slow to develop.
“ In telling this story, Jones constantly plays with the audience's expectations exploiting their knowledge of film convention in general and science fiction convention in particular so that the narrative is kept fresh and unpredictable and the audience kept on their toes.
“ The overall creative idea for this story makes up for any shortcomings, and as someone who feels used and abused by the empty promises of big corporations, this movie really spoke to me.
“ the story was extremely predictable.
“ I was more concerned with the time I'd wasted watching this pretentious drivel.
“ "Gripping from the starting.
“ His performance is absolutely riveting and is clearly one of the best performances in a film in recent memory.
“ I look forward to seeing further movies by an exciting new director.
“ Everything's going swimmingly until Sam gets into an accident on a standard surface mission and the plot plunges into a dark and fascinating direction, examining humanity, corporations, technology, and ethics through a very, very small cast, a tiny handful of sets, and only the subtlest bit of special effects work.
“ MOON puts a relatable human touch on an intriguing and deep sci-fi story that, while it originally appears to be taking the path of 2001 Space Odyssey, is a unique adventure.
“ I think that is what makes film so enjoyable.
“ It is an enjoyable film which punches many surprises and I can now see why this has been receiving very good reviews.
“ Dull, lame, predictable...
“ Moon is a movie that rides that fine line between sci-fi cliché and pure originality.
“ The whole basis of the plot seems utterly pointless and silly.
“ Overall, it was pretty much a waste of time.
“The only thing that I find lackluster about this movie is its soundtrack,its very dull and boring.
“ Jones' minimalistic approach is crucial and perfectly delivered, allowing the gripping mystery to unravel.
“ The pacing was off.
“ If you read any serious sci-fi before, this will be a dull experience to you.
“ Its suspenseful and also has great emotional as well as scientific depth which is a key ingredient for any sci-fi movie.
“ "Moon" is impressive in that, despite (or due to) a limited budget, it's able to tell a compelling story in a suitably realized setting.
“ More than sci-fi it is real beautiful drama -- not very difficult, but very intense.
“ I can attest that the second time around it was even more intriguing.
“Though it does take a while before the story really begins to develop, I wouldn't necessarily call it too lethargic or dull.
“ Builds to a stunning climax that ties together the various loose ends very well.
“ Whilst director and co-writer Duncan Jones includes elements of sci-fi, and enough suspense and mystery to establish an intriguing storyline, the film draws its strength from Rockwell's hugely empathetic and surprisingly humorous Bell.
“ Certainly, GERTY is good company, for a computer who can only display emotion by way of a small screen and creepy emojis, but, pardon the cliché, as the day for his leaving approaches, he has a really close-encounter that is far more entertaining.
“ Anyway the plot unfolds as some kind of 2001/Slient Running/Alien pastiche which can't decide if it's being played for laughs or drama (one can't help but snigger at Kevin Spacey doing HAL), we lurch between casual revelations and grinding cliché.
“ And, though it definitely spends some time on that, it also delves into much more entertaining stuff: Things like questions of identity and what is permissible in our mindless pursuit of profit.
“ It's based off a somewhat intriguing concept that's been done better a million times before.
“Nevertheless, I rate it 7 as the first half an hour was kind of dull.
“ He captures many different emotions of his hero (loneliness , boredom , depression , anger , psychosis) and gives a true one man show through all movie.
“ While the film could have been longer, what it has is more than enough in order to make this a film well worth watching.
“ It's somber, engrossing, and almost heartbreaking at times.
“ The pathos of the film is intense when the clones, who have had the memories of the original Sam Bell implanted in their brains, realize that the beautiful young wife whom they both 'remember' died long ago, and the charming little daughter whom they 'remember' as a toddler is now a teenager, and that her dad, the real Sam Bell is living happily at home with her on earth.
“ Actor Sam Rockwell carries the entire film by himself and does an amazing job at building a very suspenseful plot.
“I thought it a magnificent film and when compared to the bloated, nonsensical 'lets have more pointless explosions' of Transformers 2 it shows that you can still have such thought, style and cleverness in a film for a fraction of the budget.
“ This question posed by the filmmakers is what makes Moon more suspenseful than most science fiction dramas.
“ It was ponderous, obtuse, illogical, took itself way too seriously, and was filled with too many plot holes.
“Moon is a fascinating film.
“ With such little human contact and all of it indirect, he feels that three years is far too long to be so isolated; he knows he is beginning to hallucinate as the end of his three years approaches.
“ Sam Rockwell and Kevin Spacehead move this along at a cosmically boring pace.
“Moon pays homage and has similarities to classic Sci-fi such as Alien, Blade Runner, Sunshine, 2001: A Space Odyssey (a must see) and 2010: the Year We Made Contact (a boring dud).
“ We might expect that they all have to do with GERTY, that this creepy machine is just HAL with a smiley face, but this movie is anything but predictable as the screenplay offers a cleverly-paced building mystery.
“ A slow decent on a thrill ride .
“ The whole movie revolves around similar rooms and sets which gets boring with one actor throughout the whole movie.
“The mystery I am supposed to care about was too shallow and uninteresting for me to finish watching.
“Highly enjoyable, even more highly recommended.
“ Some of the moon shots especially are incredibly beautiful and quite awe inspiring.
“ This character driven sci-fi/drama which explores being human feels too cold, bland and overlong to work.
“ The movie moves at a snails pace, is extremely predictable and steals in a too obvious manor from far superior predecessors.
“ Here, it's more like a empty void that separates us from the ones we love.
“ The feature debuts of director Duncan Jones and cinematographer Gary Shaw aren't always impressive, as what initially seems to be a deliberately grungy look is proved by awful use of slow-motion and some very clumsy transitions to be the result of inexperienced direction, while Shaw's work is consistently dull and plain.
“It's very slow to start, and although interesting things are to follow, it never quite picks up in intensity and remains very seriously introspective and lowkey linear.
“ Highly enjoyable
“ The clichéd happy ending newsreader voice-over trope also felt a bit gallish after the slightly horrifying, thrilling film I'd just watch.
“Ultimately, the film is fascinating and thrilling, if occasionally slow-moving, and a welcome addition to the low-budget sci-fi canon.
“ Moon is a fascinating, ingenious, and original sci-fi/fantasy film by first-time (full-length) director, Duncan Jones.
“That is neither the fault of Sam Rockwell or Duncan Jones' direction, which are both impressive and suggest greater things beckon for both, particularly Jones who seems unable to have an uninteresting image on screen.
“ Actually I think they would not stick just one person up there, it would just be too boring and all that isolation is a recipe for disaster.
“ Sure there were moments that made me think ' Hey maybe this will get better ' but those were shortly followed by Kevin Spacey's voice trying to lull me to sleep.
“ The first half hour, I really got bored ...
“ Interesting and suspenseful, a very good sci-fi thriller .
“ Just that final conclusion ("either he's an illegal immigrant or crazy") felt like an overly contrived and easy reference to something social-critical on which I don't feel like dwelling.
“ There he was a scream, here he is a yawn.
“ It's an intriguing topic that can make for some excellent post-movie discussion.
“ I have to say that Jones and screenwriter Nathan Parker put together a taut thrill ride that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
“ The idea that somewhere along the way a person finds out that he's a clone, a hologram or a machine is so incredibly mundane in the realm of SF, that you cannot base an entire movie on just that.
“So, Moon deserves the most enthusiastic of the recommendations, because it is hugely entertaining and it leaves us thinking at the same time.
“ Intriguing .
“ Instead it delivers a slow build up resulting in mind blowing, climactic scenes.
“ A wonderfully suspenseful film throughout.
“It really is funny, dramatic and suspenseful and pulls it off, without any big problems.
“Far from having a lack of emotion (as some have perceived), there is an all pervasive and tangible sense of intense isolation and disconnectedness throughout Moon.
“ Duncan Jones' direction and Sam Rockwell's amazing performance (he absolutely deserves all of the praise) combined with a compelling plot result in a masterpiece of a film that doesn't shy away from exploring human emotion and struggles on a deeper level, whilst delving into two of the trickiest genres to pull off.
“ I've giving it a solid 8/10, as personally I enjoyed it far more than I had anticipated.
“ In many ways it's a beautiful piece of movie making - thought provoking, finely shot and engrossing.
“This movie is complete rubbish and sadly has been given great reviews by all the pretentious "yay a sci-fi movie with no explosions or aliens" people.
“ Most importantly, Sam is such an interesting and compelling character that we truly experience everything that he goes through and the choices he makes.
“ Although I expected a more metaphysical story, Moon's story is actually very mundane, I'd even say crude.
“Not only did Gerty's cheap, over-used, little "Happy Faces" grate on my nerves like you wouldn't believe - But, Spacey truly sucked as the choice to voice this dreary robot who clearly had some serious issues when it came to the ethics of artificial intelligence.
“ It should of been called ROOM not MOON, as it was a film solely shot in a room and had a few bad moon scenes now and again for the pointless task the character had to endure, as part of the comically cliché storyline.
“ It's difficult to explain this confusing story without being spoiled, so I won't try.
“ One day, a vehicular accident leads Sam to make some stunning discoveries.
“ When I see an actor take on a difficult role, it gets very exciting.
“ I will give the director effort on the story concept (which is still over used imo) however as much as people seem to enjoy Sam Rockwell, his performance was dull and I just couldn't for the life of me relate to his character or even find compassion for his character.
“ A simple premise, and in the hands of amateurs this $5m budget sci-fi indie flick could have turned into a predictable series of space clichés, but the inspired acting of Sam Rockwell and the creative force of Duncan Jones (formerly Zowie Bowie, and a near-ringer for his dad) turn it into a compelling, thoughtful film dealing with issues of technology, corporatism, loneliness, human identity, and long-distance love.
“ Gripping from beginning to end, full of tension, fascinating, heart-wrenching, and certainly not predictable.
“ the movie is so engaging from the word go, there is no time to waste or not even a single boring frame.
“And Sam Rockwell is terrific here, taking on the dual roles with a level of quirky craziness and moving vulnerability that keeps Sam compelling.
“ Brilliantly executed, fascinating, and involving .
“ The story is gripping.
“ Gerty's eerie, monotone voice will make you wonder if he's not a relative of 2001's H.
“ It will open up slow for you, and become more and more intense as time goes by.
“ a very slow movie, some will like it and others will not.
“ This is original (despite its references to so many movies and shows), moving, exciting, and most of all believable!
“ Eschewing the big budget and CGI special effects of most sci-fi films, Moon is a quietly intense, claustrophobic mood piece about the loneliness, isolation and paranoia of an astronaut who has spent too much time alone in space.
“ This movie, given its minimalist approach, is surprisingly engaging, smart and good.
“(Spoiler Alert) Although the beginning of the film gives us the usual stark view of the "astronaut alone," common in all well-done space movies and in this case especially derivative of the original Solaris, it is in Sam's discovery that the film really takes flight and becomes something exciting and new.
“ While more mystery could have been added to the identities of the characters, it's well written, acted, compelling and suspenseful like most science fiction movies aren't.
“ While the movie itself is a little slow and at some times not interesting the dynamic acting performance from Sam was enough to win me over and keep me into the movie until them credits started a rolling.
“ The story-line is about as compelling as watching Sam-1/2 rummage through his vomit to find a tooth.
“The DVD contained a short film "The Whistle", which I found quite interesting, with good ideas and characters, but dull and with not enough dramatic and mystery tension.
“ "Moon" is an enjoyable sci-fi drama, a refreshing change from the chop-sokey, space-cadets/marines-going-yo-yeah, monsters-going-ghhrrgaw sci-fi action garbage of recent years.
“For a film that starts slow, it sure packs a stinger of a blind-sided punch in the end, one that will have viewers reeling in thought and drooling for more.
“ evocative .
“ Sam Rockwell's performance is sublime, and while the aesthetic does let the screenplay and performance down a bit, Jones does succeed at creating a great, suspenseful atmosphere and deserves credit for Rockwell's performance as well, surely, and the film is very nicely-paced.
“ The character motivation is however somehow bizarre, the main character and his clones are mostly fairly simplistic but why did he start fighting with himself - it was actually a fairly pointless scene in the long run - and why did GERTY do all that stuff?
“But overall,it is a compelling work of science-fiction.
“ The film is well paced, intriguing, funny and it looks great!
“ Kevin Spacey voices the robot GERTY, his smooth tones and look are reminiscent of 2001's HAL and his monotone voice adds tension.
“ Things seem peaceful and uneventful...
“ The pace in the first half is bit low which may bore some who are not much into sci-fiction films.
“ As such, it is brilliantly executed, fascinating and involving, and contains an outstanding double role performance by Indie star Sam Rockwell who is completely convincing as the confused and lonely astronaut who plays ping pong with himself.
“ If anything, the lack of action works well to convey the main character's boredom and mounting depression on this empty extraterrestrial island.
“ Moon, the thought provoking and thoroughly engrossing first feature from U.
“ So for me the film is very well crafted, but pointless.
“ Moon is an impressive sci-fi drama with thriller elements from writer/director Duncan Jones whose admirable in making this movie that has a compelling story and equally impressive special effects which help bring the film to life.
“ But at many times it felt a bit slow.
“ All that he sounded like to me was just some completely forgettable nobody who was talking from inside a toilet stall in a public washroom (which was probably where Spacey was when he phoned in his uninspiring performance).
“ It's compelling and more than a little surprising.
“Moon being made in 2009, has a stunning array of visual effects and has quite a strong plot, even though it revolves mainly around a single actor.
“ It's not just a scifi film, it's a story that's gripping, intense, unique and most of all, makes us think and question many things about ourselves and our world.
“ Kevin Spacey lends his monotone vocals to the bases computer, Gerty, who is clearly a nod to HAL from 2001 with added smiley face.
“ The storyline and movie in general are very boring at times.
“ Also impressive is the on-moon shots that look especially realistic and cool, but the action (if you might call it that, I wouldn't) is so slow that when the plot does advance rapidly near the end I was already out of patience.
“ Only the acting is good but the environment was made so boring I felt asleep many times.
“ Throughly Engaging .
“ The stunning futuristic scenes from the moon's surface separate the film from life as we know it, whilst the aptness of the script pokes and prods 'very- human' and powerful emotions throughout.
“ A film that really makes you think outside the box and this film does just that, with just one man and his off putting smiley face monotone robot assistant really make this film a fantastic watch for anyone!!
“ Sam Rockwell, playing two versions of himself gives an intense performance.
“But it was growing and growing in intensity until I was completely immersed in a brilliant performance by Sam Rockwell, more proper of a theater soliloquy than a spaceship.
“Believe me, Moon was the sort of sickening Sci-Fi slop that intergalactic yawns and celestial farts are made of.
“ But on the dark side of this 'Moon,' it was rather slow at times, it had the same ole corporate story (Ripley didn't just battle aliens in her outer space films) and Rockwell – act as he might, he never really does anything for me.
“ This means that the film is slow, dull and plain.
“ A Compelling Work Of Science Fiction .
“ It's so dull and predictable, I'm shocked that it's won awards and 8/10 on IMDb!?!?
“ Definitely the most intriguing film of 2009.
“ It was like a really, really boring movie.
“ For large spans of time nothing happens.
“ The pacing was perfect in this film; it made it feel all the more real and thus enticing, along with a captivating soundtrack to create an utterly fascinating atmosphere throughout.
“ Aside from creating a fascinating premise, Jones employs old school special effects that stand up to the best computer animation in Hollywood.
“No, I not saying this movie is being like a modern day "2001: A Space Odyssey" or "Solyaris" but its being a movie that more or less picks a same sort of approach, with as a big difference though that "Moon" is also being a very entertaining and even somewhat lighthearted movie to watch, despite of its story and its settings.
“ To conclude this is a definitely worth watching.
“ Clint Mansell as always delivers a suspenseful score that makes you wish he worked on more films.
“ In Moon, you may begin to think that everything is a big cliché, but than with all of the seemingly cliché plot points, Moon changes them into something entirely original and unexpected.
“ The story is simple and engaging.
“ The plot is so haphazard, dull and convoluted I still don't understand the story line.
“ GERTY was a character in this film, and it was intriguing to see some hints of humanity coming from GERTY, it was touching in fact!
“ The whole thing ended up coming across a little dull and boring for my liking and the final third of the film just kind of petered out rather than ramping things up.
“ The story is intriguing and grabs your interest from the onset.
“It's one thing to find yourself thinking, an hour after having left the theater, "That didn't make any sense.
“ Sam Rockwell's fantastic performance, slick production design, and an engaging, thought-provoking story: MOON is an excellent piece of independent work and it has established Duncan Jones as a director to watch.
“ The loneliness and isolation of being a contractor in Space certainly hits home with he slow pace.
“ Maybe it's just me, but I found that enjoyable, and helped for the unexpected mysteries which lied within.
“ The lack of an ensemble cast really helps drive the film forewords and it's because of this that, at the most suspenseful of times, becomes harrowing and very bleak.
“ It has flaws, though, mainly that after the big twist is revealed, most of the film is fairly predictable and it felt slow.
“ The story line is a boring concept.
“If you can manage to stay awake until the end, congratulations.
“The film tells the fascinating story of Sam Bell (Rockwell) who when coming to the end of a three year stint as the sole crew member on a moon base encounters a duplicate of himself.
“ Great big yawn .
“ I only took off points because I would've liked it to be twice as long so it could've explored some of the compelling themes even deeper.
“ Besides 2001 a Space Oddessy I truly struggle to think of a Sci fi flick as engaging as Moon.
“i was very frustrated,after i was bored of course.
“ What I watched was a slow mixture of silly acting and senseless scenes trying to be "different" and "difficult" It succeeded on both accounts however it was also successful in being totally dire and pointless and rather stupid!
“ Rockwell is pretty much overacting off the bat, the whole 'astronaut as truck driver' cliché is beaten to death for the first five minutes.
“ The contrast classical music/ high-tech in 2001 was and effective , in Moon is simply dragged in .
“ "Moon" is slow to start but soon turns more and more intriguing.
“Keven Spacey, the voice of robot Girty, is not especially inspired, though, as his voice is dull and plain and improper of a robot like the one in the movie, which is very chunky, heavy and not that developed.
“ Moon (I suppose) works in small chunks but the big picture feels dull and not very enriching.
“ Slow, dull and plain .
“Reading the plot synopsis of "Moon" is enjoyable, as the story is filled with unexpected surprises.
“ For all things indifferent, this plot could well have been set in a deep mine, the highest tower or the most offshore island, but the moon it is, it makes for a fitting and just location for paranoia, confusion and lunar lunacy.
“ The character interaction was by far the most entertaining part of the film.
“ At first sight, Moon looks like an hybrid between 2001 and Silent Running, but I think it would be unfair to say that, because although it shares some narrative and stylistic elements with those two classics of the sci-fi genre, its story is totally different, and it presents fascinating ideas about human identity and the function of memory as the individual basis.
“ The story is interesting, acting is solid, plot is convincing and character development is very intriguing (old, tired clone meeting the new, enthusiastic one with conflicts arising between them before they gradually realize they have both been misled).
“ As much as I find idea good and storytelling intriguing, authors just didn't succeed to make good job.
“ Even though he is expressing emotions he looks bored too.
“ Although, the film itself is prone to some confusion, Rockwell does an exceptional job of keeping the audience focus towards a surprising ending.
“ It trots out predictable tropes of the genre and then quickly - and superbly - subverts them at every turn.
“ From there the movie goes in a very unexpected direction.
“ A movie just as empty as the space itself .
“ All and all, this movie was boring, predictable, and fits right in with Hollywood's sup par film making that has regrettably become the norm.
“ but then something unexpected happens, and he has to change his perspective on everything.
“ There is time to be thoughtful, which some viewers seem to find "boring".
“Overall, I highly recommend this movie for anyone in a mood for a somewhat predictable, but nonetheless entertaining and creative plot line.
“ Moon is absolutely fascinating.
“ Despite the small budget the film was made of there can be no complaints regarding the visuals, the locations look stunning from the first minute to the last and you really get the feel of that out of space loneliness.
“ Moon is a bit dull and serious in tone.
“ I liked how the movie turned from somewhat boring scenes of working out and connecting with his wife/daughter on Earth to the mystery of Sam 2.0. I think it was a noble effort and on the same track of another low-budget space movie 'Sunshine.
“But here are so many holes in the story and so many open questions that make it quite pointless to follow the story.
“ This movie had way more potential then it lived up to but it was still entertaining to watch.
“ An incredibly polished, downright original & thoroughly engrossing effort that's brought to life with remarkable care, brims with endless passion & stays firmly grounded throughout its runtime, Moon is a masterwork of science-fiction filmmaking that presents the first-time filmmaker in complete control of his craft, is deftly scripted from start to finish, and is all the more boosted by Sam Rockwell's heartbreaking performance & Clint Mansell's sensational score.
“ "Moon" is a compelling work of science fiction.
“The story is well developed and is very intriguing, thought provoking and generally interesting with a few good twists.
“What's fun about this movie is it's fast, confusing pace, allowing viewers to dissect it almost endlessly during a pizza dinner following the show.
“I really liked the fact that 'Gerty' was a mix of completely computer, and computer with emotions, as films often get this wrong, but Spacey really does get ti exactly in the middle which is really enjoyable to watch, and see the development of the relationship between Spacey and Rockwell, its brilliant.
“ Not confusing like 'The Usual Suspects', but more along the confusion of 'Donnie Darko'.
“ the most boring film ever...
“ Now please don't get me wrong, I did give this one a chance and watched it several times, desperately trying to see what folks were raving about, but no, it just bored me and said movie now just sits on the shelf gathering dust!
“ Amazing piece of work, very much worth watching .
“ The movie is as grey and boring as the interior.
“ But these movies had a point and the slow pace contributed to the storyline.
“ Yes, the silence and stillness contributes to the atmosphere a lot, but can very quickly get boring.
“ The pacing is bad all round (hence the 7 rating) - it's slow, very slow.
“ If they would have made the whole plot/story line a little more mysterious and thrilling, it would have got a better rating from me.
“ It is a well-known setting by sci-fi lovers and very enjoyable to see reproduced.
“It is a one man show of Sam Rockwell and he misses the spot completely by switching between comic and dramatic acting, confusing the viewer during long pointless scenes.
“This film is hard hitting Sci Fi and with a minimum of cast members truly delivers an interesting story that is compelling right up to the end which goes to show you don't need a lost of characters to make movies work.
“ An unoriginal and tedious sci-fi story that thinks it's really clever .
“ It's hard to imagine a better one than Sam Rockwell or a more effective, entertaining, and satisfying cinematic experience.
“ The problem being that the character of Sam (the single-handed protagonist) is completely bland.
“ Narratively it's evocative in its telling, even haunting and philosophical, where a brilliant Rockwell nails every inch of Bell's search for being, and crucially, the truth.
“ One of the most enjoyable classes I took in college was a summer course on sci-fi literature.
“ To describe why would get into spoiler territory but Rockwell and Duncan do a very convincing job of selling the central conceit and creating an entertaining science fiction story with $5mil, basically 1 actor, and the voice of Kevin Spacey.
“It is entertaining, fascinating and a somewhat realistic sci-fi, the space station brings me back to a mix between Aliens and A Space Odyssey, it is very cool and very fitting for this movie.
“ The film is simple it has a beginning which is hugely absorbing leaving the audience not knowing which direction the film will go in a middle with character development and an ending which like a nice desert finishes the story perfectly.
“ Rockwell is terrific as a man on the edge, and his desperation is actually rather heartbreaking.
“ I'm deeply impressed by 'Moon', an intelligent science-fiction movie that tells an entertaining and plausible story instead of indulging in sci-fi pyrotechnics.
“ This movie displays some dull life on the moon.
“ Kevin Spacey as Gertie - or PAL or even KPAX the talking robot - was a good touch and the eerie and tense atmosphere, especially once the 3 year life of the job is revealed was both compelling and effective.
“ Thought provoking yet accessible, slow burning yet consistently engaging, Moon proves the ideal reprocessing of the science fiction of old, blending familiar visuals and themes with recent ones into something fundamentally new.
“ Kinda dull .
“ Slow to start, but ultimately gripping .
“ Instead, what I was treated to, was a flabbergasting drag of laughable scope, with a plot twist so trite and predictable that I nearly ate my giggle.
“ Don't waste your time on this.
“Some scenes are confusing when they shouldn't be.
“ There is a depressing almost hopeless theme throughout about loss, Insignificance and identity and that is conveyed by Sam Rockwell's stunning performance.
“The cinematography is consistently breathtaking and wonderfully assists the direction.
“ A few years ago I began to miss these kinds of films – in fact, the only one I saw that even remotely reminded me of them was Soderbergh's 'Solaris' from 2002, and even though I enjoyed it I found my appreciation of it slightly discoloured by Andrei Tarkovsky's 'Solyaris' from 1972, a film I was never a huge fan of.
“ very intriguing straightforward character-oriented sci-fi .
“ nothing happens.
“ It bores the hell out of me,its not moody,its not arty,is not beautiful desolation its just mind numbing.
“ Possible criticisms are that some elements of the plot are never fully explained, and I found the heavy handed socialist theme of the "evil corporation" a bit tediously predictable.
“ An issue that pretty much everyone will face while watching Moon is that it tends to be quite tedious and you will really lose interest during some of the long wordless shots.
“ Best of all, Actor Sam Rockwell has been given all the room he needs to do his thing and he delivers a compelling performance.
“ Spacey's voice has the perfect quality for a menacing computer, and by using more than just computerised monotone, he constantly has you guessing whether he is friend or foe to Bell.
“ Working peacefully, his problem-free situation begins inherently more complicated when he finds unexpected company aboard his station, leading to the unravelling of a giant conspiracy that challenges his very existence as a human being.
“ The pacing is slow, even leisurely at times.
“ Equally terrific is Spacey as the voice of Gerty, the computer, whose tones blend mellifluous, bland and disquieting together, developing a charming and surprising character from literally nothing.
“ Two further assets to the production that bear mentioning are Clint Mansell's evocative score (with, I might add, no use of Bowie Snr.
“On the other end you would have Science Drama movies like '2001', 'Blade Runner', 'The Thirteenth Floor' where the place is slow, the viewer is required to figure the plot out for himself, the action is minimal and heroes and villains are either non existent or interchangeable.
“Recent coverage of the Apollo 11 mission reminds us that the video camera that captured the stunning live pictures of Neil Armstrong's historic "1 small step" was itself left behind, as was all the other stuff the mission designers could reasonably unload.
“ It's unexpected and very well thought out (and marketed as something else ...
“ That's exactly what this film is, predictable and ordinary!
“ This is a very slow, deliberately paced movie.
“Here, the titular satellite orbiting our planet is used as a backdrop for some rather humbling scenes revolving around raw human emotion; some confusion and ambiguity as the lines between drama and horror are blurred as well as a scathing attack on the working commercial world in which we live and work.
“ It's slow paced and you know where it's going by 30 minutes into the movie.
“ It is beautiful, both in scenery and in acting, it is gripping yet slow moving and time really seem to move very slowly both on the moon and for the viewers.
“ boring and predictable .
“Ted's Evaluation -- 3 of 3: Worth watching.
“ Moon does not fascinate with the spectacular and flashy special computer generated effects, masterfully set fights or breathtaking chases.
“ As far as how much I enjoyed it?
“ claustrophobic, intentionally slow paced scenes which I felt was right as it helps promote the feeling of isolation.
“ The visuals are incredible and the overall story was breathtaking.
“ Well, the SF Gate review has my words:"'Moon' is boring.
“ The denouement was both predictable and implausible.
“ Its no wonder that Duncan Jones won his BAFTA because this movie looks stunning from start to finish and you don't find yourself losing interest or getting distracted, keeps you completely hooked from the get go.
“ But then just as there are few days left for the end of the contract we encounter a confusing twist in the film for which answer gets slowly revealed over the remaining length.
“ Eventually, as the unconvincing and tedious psychological posturing dragged on, without any depth or emotional effect I became resigned to the reality that this one was a stinker.
“ There are, perhaps inevitably, moments where the film has a slow-moving quietness about it (how else could Sam's loneliness and tedium be conveyed?
“Although it has its flaws, Moon is unique, enjoyable, and a must see for viewers looking for something fresh in the sci-fi genre.
“ It is rare for a science fiction film to be slow paced, yet remain entertaining.
“ All the techno-talk and special effects camaflouges a ridiculous and confusing plot.
“ An absorbing psychological sci-fi drama...
“ This one solo person out there on this three year mission confronting all of this alone I found it easy to put myself in his shoes and because of that I found Moon entertaining.
“His monotone voice adds a certain creepiness to the role making you feel uneasy and suspicious of the character.
“The movie starts off near the very end of his cycle, and something unexpected happens, thus changing a lots of things.
“ The visual effects are superb and Clint Mansell's music is a fabulously evocative series of deep piano chords, percussion and industrial sound which fits the visuals like a glove.
“The best elements from this film are definitely Rockwell and the brilliant screenplay, which challenges our expectations and is based on fascinating ideas in order to express a deep and interesting message.
“ Are you really trying to sell me this outdated, banal stuff, seen so many times.
“ It is a dialogue movie which just gets better and better as the full scale of the intriguing plot emerges.
“ Last year's Moon is one of those exceptions in that although there is little action, it is clever, suspenseful, and is never boring.
“ However, for me I just found it a tad repetitive, tedious and aside from the first 30 minutes I found it rather boring and uninteresting.
“ Sam Rockwell strays from boring to annoying whilst making time for a few choice moments of being tiresome.
“ Here is an engrossing intelligent small film that repays a bit of knowledge of its genre.
“ This strength is also occasionally the movie's greatest flaw, as there are many moments where confusion rather than interest are produced in the audience.
“Really that sums it up, but to meet word count requirements: Spoilers follow - Sam Rockwell as the Sams' was just stunning - so completely convincing, and beautifully portraying their uniqueness in their sameness.
“ For sure it is worth watching.
“ Most of the time it is a dull soliloquy, with occasional monotonous computer voices thrown in for a conversation.
“The movie won't disappoint, provided you are prepared to do some thinking - otherwise you'll be bored of the lack of action.
“ A multi-layered character who is both rich and engaging.
“ Completely breathtaking and beautifully understated.
“ The film loses points for falling back on that age-old cliché of having a huge and faceless corporation act as the bad guy.
“Duncan Jones and co-writer Nathan Parker are able to constantly keep things fresh and exciting throughout.
“'"I appreciate slow-moving, thoughtful movies such as Duel and The Last Picture Show.
“ "Moon" is evocative of the sci-fi greats whose visuals were done in-camera, i.
“ Normally in movies featuring space travels and moon bases one expects either colony wars,problems regarding random technical terms and unexpected spaceship repair troubles,but this movie manages to captive your heart breaking dull stereotypes.
“ Surprisingly, the sole actor to appear onscreen is Sam Rockwell, and the film is even more stunning because of it.
“ It takes elements of "2001: A Space Odyssey", "Solyaris" and "Silent Running", and weaves them into its own uniquely fascinating story of isolation, madness and human exploitation.
“ "Moon" is a interesting, and enjoyable motion picture that will provoke your thoughts and test your patience.
“ "Outland", a more entertaining sci-fi film, was also more effective at using moral injustice as an antagonistic platform.
“ It's a nearly two-hour investment, and requires to be fully engaging.
“Our story concerns a lone astronaut occupying his time in mundane ways while waiting completion of his assignment and ferrying home back to his loved ones.
“ However, I just found it boring.
“ Firstly, I'd like to mention that the movie is very enjoyable despite the fact that the story is not entirely unique or surprising.
“ Ambitious "Moon" lands short of exciting .
“ It makes you think hard until you feel silly for thinking it was confusing, because it truly is a simple plot.
“ Moon is a surprise for the Summer of 2009 which has already included a 3D Ice Age, a second Transformers and pretty much a never-ending series of underwhelming, boring movies.
“ It's so engaging that you feel as if you personally know Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell), you WANT him to succeed, and it get's quite sad and depressing as you watch his losing battle with insanity and a strange illness.
“ quietly intense, claustrophobic mood piece .
“ After his recuperation, he takes an unauthorized trip back to the broken harvester, where he makes an unexpected discovery.
“ It's a smart, slow building psychological thriller that puts in the effort to include mind-bending elements into its innovative storyline.
“ With a script too repetitive and a lazy score (sounding exactly like the crap I made in the 80's with my first sequencer, perhaps I should sue for plagiary) very poorly timed in places, the movie became sort of annoying especially considering the potential it had.
“", or "does knowledge provide true happiness", are certainly not new, but Duncan Jones gives us a fresh and interesting take on them, which is certainly worth watching.
“ the predictable.
“ "Moon" is absorbing and definitely thought-provoking sci-fi.
“ Rockwell has an amazing talent to visually communicate his emotional isolation, boredom and deprivation of human contact while also conveying a full-fledged, completely fleshed out, easy-going character that any of us would be happy to know.
“ Clint Mansell's score has a haunting, deliberately repetitive rhythm which suits the story perfectly.
“ Ideas or images from these and others were cloned and skilfully put together (with addition of one talented actor in a sometimes - unintentionally, I suppose - caricaturing double-role) into a little sci-fi thriller, partly effective, but more manipulative than emotionally powerful, and in the predictable second half with cogs creaking in the screen writing department.
“ The movie is slow throughout, with minor events occurring that contribute to the big reveal.
“ If, on the other hand, you think these movies are boring, then there's no need for you to read further; skip this movie.
“ I just wanted to add another positive comment here for this film as I just watched it and thoroughly enjoyed it.
“gripping plot line with a subtle twist thrown in.
“ But the story is compelling and very well thought-out.
“A film that is truly great will be entertaining to watch, all the while delivering the metaphors and symbolic meaning and all the subtext good stuff, and a film that is truly great will make for a great second possibly third or more viewing.
“ I really enjoyed it.
“ But this is mere hair-splitting, for the work is a thoroughly engrossing ride, demonstrating once again the old adage that no amount of special effects budgets can replace a good story well told.
“ The hybridity works, making Moon far more than a mere throwback film, and a far more beguiling and intriguing take on content both familiar and new.
“The plot has several stages each with a different plot twist, some predictable and some not and you are gradually dragged into caring about what happens to Sam.
“ Predictable, slow-paced and far too simple plot line .
“ The plot is not original, but moves in an altogether unexpected direction, while continuing to explore similar themes to its influences.
“ It takes quite a while (at least in the context of a movie that lasts only a bit longer than an hour and a half) for the mystery that surrounds Sam to be revealed, and without that answer, the movie is confusing rather than thought-provoking, and you do wonder just where it is that the movie wants to take you.
“ This film's a sleeper, in the ZZZZZZ sense.
“ but then something unexpected happens, and he has to change his perspective on everything.
“ 'Moon' is built around a stunning solitary performance by Sam Rockwell as 'Sam Bell', a lone astronaut overseeing a mining operation on the moon.
“ It became confusing and ambiguous.
“ When most people think of science fiction films they think of a fast-paced, technically stunning experience (i.
“ GERTY's personality or programming was a little too deus ex machina, but on the other hand was a refreshing change from the general technophobic cliché of most robots straining to follow orders at the expense of the sanity or lives of their cares.
“ The story on the other hand is so bland and you'll have everything figured out less then halfway through the movie.
“ Some may say the film starts slowly but I found the first half hour to be an important and gripping portrayal of what it would mean to be alone in space, without which the movie would not be as effective.
“ Sam Rockwell plays astronaut Sam Bell who seems so bored he cannot wait to do menial tasks like jump into a surface rover and retrieve a cannister of mineral from one of the enormous terrestrial harvesters outside.
“I love Sci-fi movies, I can really enjoy a slow movie but this one is the stuff yawns are made from.
“But it is a decent sci-fi flick, worth watching once, if you like the genre.
“ It's a quiet, engaging little surprise.
“I'd have to admit, however, that my wife was bored.
“Though the story moves a bit lazily (only negative I can see and in-spite of it I give 10/10) it picks up pace towards the end and overall an excellent movie which is really worth watching.
“ A tedious Frankenstein of a film, using a hash of ideas gleaned from far better examples of the genre.
“ Rotten Tomatoes says, "Boosted by Sam Rockwell's intense performance, Moon is a compelling work of science-fiction, and a promising debut from director Duncan Jones.
“ He is the movie in so many ways, makes it enjoyable, sad, exciting and infuriating all at the same time.
“ Every line feels like it's written to be eccentric and clever, but it just comes off as confusing and tedious.
“Moon was a compelling debut from Jones, and I found it hard to believe that the budget was just $5 Million.
“ Moon - So simple yet so stunning .
“ One more thing: if you think a robot can't "act," watch for when this one gently puts it's mechanical arm on Bell's shoulder; stunning how effective it is...
“ For large spans of time nothing happens.
“ Fascinating and thrilling, if occasionally slow-moving...
“ Unbearable Drag .
“" After a while, the confusion becomes overwhelming as the plot gets more complicated, with new elements being introduced.
“ 'Moon' is dark, broody and atmospheric, there is only one main character throughout the entire length of the movie and pace of the movie is extremely slow.
“Some aspects of the story are intentionally confusing.
“ Man, I've been putting off this space epic for WAY too long!
“ Intriguing and thoughtful sci fi film for a niche audience .
“ The first forty minutes of Moon, which is about half-way through the movie, is confusing.
“ Moon is a classic small budget sci-fi film driven by fascinating ideas and twists, and guided by a stellar Rockwell .
“ During his last week he experiences a minor accident which leads him to find a clone if himself, leading to a major confusion.
“ I'm the kind of guy who finds series like Star Wars and Harry Potter utterly boring.
“ The script which spends a long time enforcing the monotony of Sam Bell's day-to-day activities and once its slow pace, that served Alien so well, is broken by incident it forces the audience to pay attention again and much is lost.
“ The mining station's isolation becomes increasingly heavy and is the perfect backdrop for the intriguing drama that ensues.
“ Maybe this is Sam Rockwell's best acting, filled with passion in scenes that get interesting as the story develops, in a very entertaining sequence of scenes that kept me attached to watching it since the early minutes.
“ NOT in any way clever or inventive, just tedious and dumb.
“In short, don't waste your time, watch Interstellar instead, at least it had CGI budget.
“ Unfortunely it is a sadly boring movie.
“ It makes this compelling viewing.
“ Taking these detours effectively ruin this movie and bores us to death.
“ A clear throwback to HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey, I found GERTY a fascinating character and expected an examination of artificial intelligence and ethics.
“ It's often said that Tarkovsky was the master of this but i've seen his movies and i understand the limitation placed on him by the soviets, still his movies are boring and TOO contemplative.
“ Unlike Solaris however, Moon offers a real, gripping storyline full of unexpected twists from this point on.
“ Interesting philosophical implications, boring film .
“This film is an engrossing conundrum with a standout performance, both technically and dramatically, from Sam Rockwell, and is well worth watching.
“The pace of the film is very slow, almost dreamlike at times, and it makes it hard to get in to.