The return of intelligent sci-fi

moonOther than Danny Boyle’s Sunshine, I can’t think of another recent sci-fi movie that’s had the emphasis on the sci and not on the fi (and even that one got pretty ridiculous in the last 20 minutes or so). Most are dumbed down space operas trying to be Star Wars, and failing horribly.

Moon however, looks to be a return to the days of 2001 and Solaris, with it’s mind-bending plot and dreamy visuals. And all festival reviews point to this being a new classic.

In it, Sam Rockwell plays an astronaut who volunteers to man a station on the moon for three years. The loneliness gets to him however, and with just two weeks left, things start to get weird. Kevin Spacey voices the stations computer system that’s eerily reminiscent of a modern HAL.

Anyways, have a look at the trailer over at IGN to see for yourself.

moon-trailerClick on the pic for trailer

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~ by flexifish87 on April 13, 2009.

One Response to “The return of intelligent sci-fi”

  1. Danny Boyle is the best director I have ever seen, I like to see any sci-fi movie.

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