Saturday, April 23, 2011
Man on the Moon.
Sam Rockwell (the guy who played Zaphod Beeblebrox in The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy) is a 3 year contract worker that is SOLELY in charge of mining Helium 3 on the surface of the moon.
His 3 years is almost up and he is looking forward to going home to his wife and newborn daughter. The problem is that he is currently seeing strange things and after a near fatal accident he starts to see something else, something more tangible. The onboard computer GERTY (voiced by Kevin Spacey, doing his best impression of HAL 9000) wont let him leave until he is better.
That’s all I will give away of this amazing film! This is what I call a “REAL” movie. It has a point to make, and even though it deals with the mind, it’s not complicated at all. Plus there are no cop-outs or cheap loopholes that the writer uses to get out of explaining stuff. What you see is what you get. There are no excuses or anything stupid, like alternate time lines, going on with this movie.
Everything was well thought out and well executed. It is in the spirit of Outland, 2001, and the original Alien movie.
You know how movies have a big twist in the end? Well this twist comes at the end of Act 1 and you get an entire Act 2 to follow up on the twist! This is the work of a great filmmaker and writer. He is not relying on the twist to make his movie good.
This is the kind of movie I wished I had been able to make!
Good job people!