Moon rivets

Duncan Jones' movie, like all great sci-fi, captures the imagination of fans and non-fans of science fiction alike.

Great sci-fi rivets those who aren't inclined to watch it; in fact, great films invade and conquer audiences from anywhere. So yes, Duncan Jones' Moon-set mystery-of-existence does rely on the silly sci-fi assumption that zero gravity is no matter in the indeterminate future, but Jones seeks to tell a claustrophobic and paranoid tale of a man discovering his own exploitation and betrayal. Neither the film, nor Sam Rockwell's performance, is oppressively moody, but curious and determined, and the film is tightly constructed. The question driving Rockwell is not "Who am I?" but "What the hell is going on?" Doesn't one question eventually answer the other?

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