#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Sam Bell has a three year contract to work for Lunar Industries. For the contract’s entire duration, he is the sole employee based at their lunar station. His primary job responsibility is to harvest and periodically rocket back to Earth supplies of helium-3, the current clean and abundant fuel used on Earth. There is no direct communication link available between the lunar station and Earth, so his only direct real-time interaction is with GERTY, the intelligent computer whose function is to attend to his day to day needs. With such little human contact and all of it indirect, he feels that three years is far too long to be so isolated; he knows he is beginning to hallucinate as the end of his three years approaches. All he wants is to return to Earth to be with his wife Tess and their infant daughter Eve, who was born just prior to his leaving for this job. With two weeks to go, he gets into an accident at one of the mechanical harvesters and is rendered unconscious. Injured, he awakens back at the station in the infirmary, he assumes assisted by GERTY. GERTY tells him that a rescue team named Eliza will come to the station to clean up the aftermath of the accident. After his recuperation, he takes an unauthorized trip back to the broken harvester, where he makes an unexpected discovery. Because of his find, he begins to doubt his sanity, then his true identity, then the company and GERTY’s willingness to do what is best for him. Because of his resulting beliefs, his sole mission becomes how to get back to Earth on his own.
Plot: With only three weeks left in his three year contract, Sam Bell is getting anxious to finally return to Earth. He is the only occupant of a Moon-based manufacturing facility along with his computer and assistant, GERTY. When he has an accident however, he wakens to find that he is not alone.
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Great watch, would watch again, and do recommend.
Sam Rockwell no only carries the movie, but he’s literally the only person in the movie that isn’t on a screen.
He plays off himself amazingly well and really balances the struggles of both the individual and the clone to clone interaction. The struggle feels like how someone would react to the situation, and Rockwell adds his own special flair to it.
The setting of Luna is amazing, granted it’s mostly in the small station, but it makes me jealous that we haven’t established moon colonies. Space madness might be a real thing, but it is because someone is alone and not part of a group.
I want more movies like this for every reason: more Sam Rockwell, more Luna settings, more clone movies, more isolation theory, more, “OMG, MY ENTIRE LIFE IS A LIE, WHAT IS HAPPENING!”.
Gerty, we’re not programmed. We’re people, do you understand?
Directed by Duncan Jones and starring Sam Rockwell, Moon finds Rockwell as Sam Bell who is coming to the end of his three year contract on a lunar station working for Lunar Industries. His only companion is an intelligent computer named GERTY (voiced by Kevin Spacey). When Sam has an accident he awakens to find he is now not alone and all he thought and believed in is just not as it seems.
Forget any fears about a low budget and any plot similarity to 2001: A Space Odyssey, for this is a cracker jack of a science fiction picture. Film quickly fills us in on Sam Bell the man and his function up there on the lunar station. His relationship with GERTY the computer grabs our interest whilst the production design has a sort of medicinal sheen to it. Once Sam’s solitude is established, the minimal contact with Earth explained, the pic then spins into another dimension, dragging both Sam and us viewers into the vortex.
To say more would be churlish, but this is adult science fiction, clever in existential whiles and scathing with observations on corporate shenanigans. Narratively it’s evocative in its telling, even haunting and philosophical, where a brilliant Rockwell nails every inch of Bell’s search for being, and crucially, the truth. It’s all building towards a finale of some devilish substance, no cop outs or easy fed answers, just a pertinent question asked of the viewers. Moon comes highly recommended to sci-fi fans who are after a bit more than mere sparkly fluff and robotic chaos. 9/10
half way between solaris and space-odyssey
I was led to this movie, partly because of a sort of dissatisfaction from what we’ve known as science fiction due to Star-Treks, Star wars, terminators and transformers. On my visit to the local independent movie theater, I was only expecting something like Apollo 13 and I would’ve been satisfied with just that.
But the movie proved to be much more. It wasn’t just the cinematography, few captivating shots of the moon surface, or the great acting performance. It was as if the movie took a while to ponder over philosophical questions that science and technology raise- something that every science fiction ought to do.
This work won’t be unworthy of a comparison with Kubrick’s- space odyssey – only that it is probably not as visually stimulating as the latter. It does make good use of classical music like Kubrick’s. I found the movie to be a bit more accessible than Tarkovsky’s Solaris in that it is much more fluid and entertaining (Solaris was 3 hr long – executed very slow albeit with a similar idea). Like Solaris, the protagonist’s recollections of the life on earth eventually result in some mental instability, but the movie stays away from getting into long philosophical debates on human experience or our place on earth.
In general, do expect a lot more than space travel in this movie. To cite an example, the isolation of Sam made him more attached to memories of his life on earth. I don’t recall many other movies that have expressed it so well that in isolation, nothing really means anything. Kudos to the director! Such existentialist reflections aside, there are many instances when the movie makes a statement about unethical corporate practices, evasive HR responses – almost to the extent ‘Michael Clayton’ did. I think that makes it more worthwhile to watch. Still despite all that, it avoids taking any stances on controversies that bother all of us in modern times. It puts us through the fears of the unknown, catastrophes of distrust and what arises from distrust and isolation and all of that.
Still, somehow the movie isn’t really as dark as the script might make it sound. There is isolation, mistrust, schemes, confusion, curiosities and despair, but the human experience probably transcends the realism of its existence – that was the idea I carried back from the movie theater.
There are so many nods to great sci-fi movies here, that I understand if some might feel cheated. But I hope that you don’t feel this way about this movie. It has a great (weird) little story at it’s basis, that will keep you guessing, where it is heading next (especially if you haven’t read anything about the plot before you go ahead and watch it). Which is a really rewarding experience!
When I first heard about the director trying to push his lead actor into the Oscar run, saying his performance got overlooked, I was surprised at how persistent he was. Now that I have watched it, I have to admit, that he is right and that he did deserve to get a nod (at least). He had to work quite a few things out, while he was making the movies. Like the frame of mind and other stuff.
It really is funny, dramatic and suspenseful and pulls it off, without any big problems. Kudos to the script, the director and our main actor. If you like Sci-Fi, you have to watch this!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 37 min (97 min)
Genre Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Director Duncan Jones
Writer Duncan Jones, Nathan Parker
Actors Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey, Dominique McElligott
Country United Kingdom, United States
Awards 28 wins & 37 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Panavision Primo Lenses, Arriflex 435, Panavision Primo Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, London, UK, Molinare, London, UK (digital intermediate)
Film Length 2,646 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 500T 5219, Vision 200T 5274)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (3-perf) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383)