Moon was probably one of the top movies I saw in 2009. I’d heard a lot about it before I got around to seeing it and the things I heard didn’t disappoint. Moon, starring Sam Rockwell and featuring Kevin Spacey as the voice of GERTY was written in part and directed by Duncan Jones. Sam Bell has signed up to work on the Moon at a Helium-3 mining operation for Lunar Industries, alone for 3 long years and leaving behind his wife and newborn daughter. His only companion at the station is the GERTY, the computer assistant that helps run the base and the huge harvesters working the surface of the Moon.
While working Sam discovers that the communication link to Earth is broken, rendering him unable to communicate with anyone except through intermittent videos. A short couple of weeks before his replacement is due to arrive things begin to make him question his sanity and eventually cause him to have an accident while out on the surface of the Moon. When Sam awakes sometime later back on the base, he begins to question everything from the broken communications link to GERTY and the accident that occurred.
Moon takes you on a journey that keeps you guessing about the boundaries of the human mind and the nature of what the future may hold for us. I think Moon will become the next 2001: A Space Odyssey, the new cult classic for Sci-Fi buffs. Even if you’re not into Sci-Fi, it’s an entrancing movie with stunning scenery and a great soundtrack composed by Clint Mansell. So Moon, I give you and highly recommend that everyone at least rent it.