“Moon”: Some movies can still make you go…whoah…

It’s been a while since, while I was watching a movie, I let out an audible surprise because it smacked me in the face. The movie Moon did this to me the other night. I had heard it was a good movie, and now that I have access to Crackle on my XBox 360 (check it out – free movies with very short commercials), I searched for Moon and it was available – so in my queue it went. I liked it right away – I love movies where humans are isolated somewhere in the future, like in “The Thing” or “Alien”. I knew Moon had that angle in it, but I was not prepared to have my mind blown completely away. Moon has a plot structure where you are not sure what is happening for a bit – like the TV show Lost – where you are slowly being filled in to mystery of it. So many movies and TV shows fail with this though. You are watching it and thinking: “Whatever the explanation is for this, it’s going to be stupid and I am going to be disappointed.” Moon does not do this. It fills you in on it’s secrets way before the end of the movie, and then lets you ride along with it, on this fascinating journey into “What happens now?”. I can’t recommend it more and express how beautiful, philosophical, well acted, well shot, and wonderful a film this is. I switch to the word film, because this isn’t just something to kill time with – it’s a piece of art that I didn’t ever want to end. Just an amazing film. Thank you, David Bowie’s son, for making this for us to watch.

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