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Best SciFi in a long time. Moon

  1. Jul 16, 2013 #1
    Anyone else seen this somewhat low budget Scifi movie?

    Its not that old, say maybe 3-5 years. Called "Moon"
    Very cool with a lot of atmosphere.

    If you havent seen it yet, do yourselves a favor and do so.

    Anyone else a fan?
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  3. Jul 17, 2013 #2

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    It's pretty good yeah - similar in feel to Silent Running and Sunshine only more bite.
    There is a lot of good stuff at the lower budget end.

    Also see event 16 and Monsters for what can be done at the ultra-low budget end.
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    It's not bad, I wouldn't consider it the best science fiction of recent years by a long shot (unless you are only counting film, a poor medium for science fiction IMO).
  5. Aug 28, 2013 #4
    I'm sorry, I disagree. It's not terrible, but I found it to be boring and much less psychologically thrilling than I had hoped.

    I would recommend "Europa Report" which is another low-budget film (it's idependent) about a crew that goes to Europa to probe the icy waters and report back. It's made in documentary form so you get a realistic feel. With moon, I just couldn't buy it.
  6. Aug 28, 2013 #5

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    Well it is slow paced and not actually intended to be a psychological thriller so fair comment.
  7. Sep 15, 2013 #6
    I really enjoyed it. And what's not to like about Sam Rockwell?

    Cargo is another relatively unknown sci-fi film.
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    Funny, just before logging to PF I was listening to

    IMHO music is the best part of the movie, but the movie is not bad. Just not convincing.
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  9. Nov 24, 2013 #8
    ref Best SciFi in a long time. Moon

    Sadly true IMHO

    I went in expecting little but came out pleasantly surprised..worth watching that's for sure.
  10. Nov 24, 2013 #9

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    Welcome to PF;
    It just got eclipsed by Gravity though didn't it?

    Note: sci-fi is quite difficult to get made ... producers seem to have the impression that they don't do very well for the outlay. That is slowly changing as CGI gets cheaper - but you still have costumes and physics to get right without turning it into a college lecture.
  11. Dec 30, 2013 #10
    Yes, the best thing about Moon - but the special effects are pretty good for a low-budget production - is its emotional quality. I.e. the music, and Sam Rockwell looking even worse than usual.

    Right now, you should review Elysium and District 9 side by side. As not-bad as Elysium is, District 9 was probably the most original SF in a decade.
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    Did anyone else pick up on the little detail that the company was Korean? I don't think it was coincidental - I believe it was to capitalise on Korean researchers being in the limelight for mammalian (and human embryonic stem cell) cloning (including the Hwang scandal, etc.).
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