Year Released: 2009
Main Stars: Sam Rockwell
Last watched: October 2014
Review Date: November 2014
Number Watches: 2
Format Watched: TV
I’m the moon I am.
No action or OTT gadgets but a strangely compelling study of loneliness and corporate secrets all in the style of grubby-tech scifi.
Most of the tech has a good believability factor although the biggest question is over the manifestation of the computer system which rattles ungainly through the station via an awkward shower rail attachment rather than being an invasive part of the structure with full control over some well placed robotics. Obviously there are overtones of 2001 A Space Oddessy and a plot device that needs the human to be able to hide from the computer so go with it and you can kinda forget the elephant hanging from the ceiling.
Anyway, I was able to accept this cute foible and was quite taken by the lack of need to shout ‘get on with it!’ at the screen. On paper it’s an empty film, in practice I’ve seen it twice now and could give it another go without too much persuasion.
Sam is very assured as he carries the entire weight of the plot and nearly all the scenes on his shoulders. Fine performance and no complaints about the direction, sets, graphics or rest of the production.
Yes for film buffs to study, yes for those that just like a good film, no for kids who want excitement, no for action junkies.
Yes. I’d love to see the extras.
Watch if on TV?
Yes. Probably need to be in the mood though. It’s not one with many colours to keep your eyes fresh.
Snog, Marry, Avoid?
Snog. Not quite marrying material but still one to co-habit with for a while.
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