Moon (2009)

R   |    |  Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

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Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems.


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20 June 2009 | Tasslehoff6
| Fantastic...
In short, this is one of the best sci-fi movies I have seen in a LONG time. Sam Rockwell plays it perfect, making the viewer feel his isolation and lonelieness. For a low budget film, the few effect shots work seamlessly. I'm trying to remain spoiler free, so I won't bother to explain the plot. If you like older and more story/character driven sci-fi, such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, than chances are you will love this movie. If you aren't a huge fan of sci-fi, take a chance with this one. You may find it a very rewarding experience. I loved this movie, and I can't stop thinking about it. 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. It is an excellent piece of art and I have a strong feeling not enough people will see and appreciate it like I did.

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The film makes several references to Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). GERTY looks and sounds similar to HAL 9000. They also have a similar dot: HAL's is red and GERTY's is blue. This film choreographs scenes in space to classical music, just as Kubrick did.


Sam Bell: There was a time when energy was a dirty word. When turning on your light was a hard choice. Cities in brown-out. Food shortages, cars burning fuel to run. But that was the past. Where are we now? How do we make the world so much better? Make ...


GERTY is a computer that has robotic appendages to allow it to interact with items in the base and to provide an interface for Sam to communicate with. As a computer, GERTY would always be in direct communications with the command center on Earth, and all of the rest of the equipment in the base (as well as any other bases on the moon). Thus GERTY would not communicate with Earth through video and voice link as if he were a person. He would transmit digital information directly and receive commands directly, like any other computer-controlled equipment. However, since the writers needed some way to indicate to Sam that the long-distance communication was actually functional, GERTY needed to use video communication so Sam could overhear and see the long-distance link in use.

Crazy Credits

The letters in the credits at the beginning of the movie, are sitting parallel to the surfaces that are shown and are also casting shadows/reflections on these surfaces.


Flute and Harp Concerto K299 2nd Mvt.
Composed by
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (as Wolfgang A. Mozart)
Published by Boosey & Hawkes Production Music


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Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi


Release Date:

10 July 2009


English, Spanish

Country of Origin


Filming Locations

Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$136,046 14 June 2009

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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