Moon: Underground Movie Review

Before, a lot of people believed that there was a man on the Moon. Some even thought that the Moon was made of cheese. Even now in modern times a few of us still acknowledge that the Moon has an effect not only on the tides but on man’s behavior as well. It is obvious that the Moon has and will always intrigue man. “Moon” tackles the futuristic reality that the lunar landscape could serve as a resource for man’s hunger for energy and more. Can “Moon” make a desolate place like the Moon suspenseful? Read on to find out.

In the not so distant future, Earthlings have finally solved the energy problem that has plagued it since the dawn of Industrialism with Helium 3. Helium 3 is being cultivated at the dark side of the Moon and at the center of this extraction is Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell). His contract with Lunar Industries is almost up and he is excited to go back to Earth since he has been alone on the Moon from the start. With him is GERTY (Kevin Spacey), the Lunar Base’s robot who serves as caretaker and companion of Sam. Two weeks before his contract completion, Sam is involved in an accident when he sees the ghostly apparition of a girl while going to the Helium 3 harvester. He awakens at the infirmary not remembering what happened but soon discovers he is not alone. Sam’s world will soon take a wild twist of fate w3hen he needs to come to grips with the truth.

“Moon” is not your typical sci-fi film and this becomes so true when you come face-to-face with its plot. No, there are no aliens, no gunship battles or even whacked-out robots that the main protagonist has to go against with. This film is a perfect example of how the narrative and superb acting come into play to make a film that is exciting and gripping without the usual dose of big bangs and explosions. Some people though may find it predictable. Also, some might be put off with its slow pace - those who really hate deep, philosophical films – might not enjoy it as much. Overall, “Moon” is one of the best sci-fi films we have seen in recent times and we could even say that it is one of the best ever.

Rating: 5 reels

Why you should watch it:
- this is not your usual sci-fi film as there are no aliens or gunship battles or whacked-out robots
- what it lacks in action it delivers in story and ambience and superb acting
- so good that it ranks as one of the best sci-fi films of all time in our books

Why you shouldn’t watch it:
- some people may find it quite predictable
- as there are no action, some people may find this too slow or too philosophical for their tastes

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  1. Yes I agree that moon has an effect on person's behavior and specially mental stability. I heard that Asians to consult Astrologists for these reasons too.
    Anyway nice review. Wish to see it...


  2. Hi Sourav,

    Thanks for the comment! We hope you see it soon! It's a memorable movie to watch!

  3. I agree; it was definitely one of the best sci-fi films I have ever seen. That and District 9 - although it's hard to compare the two. Based on the success of the two movies, I feel that intelligent movies are making a comeback, and finding an audience in the US.