I was in two minds (Zaphod-like) as to whether see this movie or not but a suitable opportunity arose so off I went. I had seen a brief trailer and knew it was no ordinary sci-fi movie but that is all.
It opened with scenes to show the background – man alone on the moon looking forward to returning home soo, missing his family and frustrated by a lack of live feed from Earth. The whole ambience of this movie was reminiscent of 2001:A Space Odyssey. I guess part of that came from not only the cinematography but also the ‘man alone with a machine for company’ plot. But was the Kevin Spacey-voiced Gerty going to be another Hal?
Naturally as the film wended its way things became weird – but I won’t spoil the plot for you, suffice to say some of the camera work was VERY cleverly done.
The credits rolled and I was left with a couple of unanswered questions which may have been implied but not really directly addressed. However, overall I walked out of the movie theatre feeling satisfied I had gone to see it.