Sam Rockwell: Moon
April 10, 2009
I’m a science fiction fan. Sadly, most of it isn’t real SF at all… it’s sci-fi (pronounced “skiffy”).
That is, it’s space opera, it’s cowboys with ray guns, it’s aliens gibbering and spaceships swooshing and… and…
There’s nothing wrong with it, but it’s not the be all and end all of SF. Yet for some reason it’s the only kind that gets made into movies these days.
That’s not quite true – the other kind is the thoughtful psycho-thriller/horror like Alien or parts of 2001: A Really Confusing Film.
I like them, and here’s another one to add to the collection. Sam Rockwell in Moon.
This looks awesome. I will pay good money to see it, probably repeatedly.
Can I just say I’m tired of “man alone in the environment” SF movies. And “emotionless voice is his only contact” SF movie plot points. And “with only two weeks left our hero blah blah blah”.
I can well imagine this film will overpower such nonsense and wrestle it into submission, but all the same every time anyone goes into space it seems they’re accompanied by an ancient evil/robotic nutter/psychotic colleague who will make a difficult mission impossible but will no doubt shed some light on the human condition before the end of my box of popcorn. See also, Solaris, Mission to Mars, Sunshine, et al.
So I’ll watch it, but I’d really like some other kind of SF some time soon.
EDIT: the poster is really cool and I’ll stick a link to it here, but the moon is not ever 950,000 miles from Earth. It’s about 250,000. Sorry guys.