Duncan Jones’ debut film Moon is one of the best surprises of the year. The aesthetic of the film reminds me a lot of classic Seventies and Eighties sci-fi films where there was a greater sense of physicality and there isn’t the feeling of hollowness you can sometimes get when a production gets overreliant on computer effects. Sam Rockwell is fantastic in his role as a lonely and isolated worker who is about to wrap up a three year mission on the Moon with no one other than a computer drone voiced by Kevin Spacey to keep him company. I don’t want to spoil even a smidgem of what happens next.
The film completely veered away from what I predicted the ending to be. More people need to see this film. This seems to be the start of a promising career for Jones.