Saturday, September 17, 2011

Day Two: Moon

Day Two: Most Underrated Movie

Have you heard of Moon? Probably not. It got a limited release in theaters and even then it didn't last very long, which is a shame because it's such a spectacular movie. The people who did know about it took one glance at it, and just saw a space movie. No aliens, no big bad guy, no explosions - boring, right? Wrong, so very very wrong.

The movie follows Sam Bell as he works on the Lunar Mining Base for his 3 year contract. He's alone except for a robot named GERTY who helps him in his mining tasks. GERTY is his only contact since something damaged the satellites, stopping his ability to communicate with his family at home. But it's okay, he only has a few more months left of his contract before it's time for him to go home to his wife and newborn baby. That's when things go strange.

This movie is quietly beautiful. It smoothly transits from scene to scene, from nothing happening to.. everything. If you haven't seen this movie, you need to. Not enough people have and it definitely deserves it.

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