Bottom Line: Very, very unique. Highly recommended.
“GERTY, is there someone else in the room?” –Sam Rockwell as Sam Bell
Directed by: Duncan Jones
Starring: Dominique McElligott, Kevin Spacey, Sam Rockwell
Electrifying sci-fi saga of Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell), an astronaut near the end of his three-year stay on the moon. He is alone with his helpful android GERTY (voiced by Kevin Spacey), and is frequently engaging in video chats back home to his Earth-dwelling family. During this preface of the film, we begin to wonder how and why Sam does not seem to already feel autophobic; it’s not long before this inevitable fear is installed. But it isn’t installed in any way we would expect it. When you turn on a movie about a guy stuck on the moon, you’d expect some fearful anecdotes among the spectra of cabin fever or aliens. You could say it’s a bit of a combination of the two: Sam finds a bruised body hidden within the boundaries of his spacecraft, and is informed that it is Sam Bell–himself. Now, he enters an unforeseen psychological state of extreme hallucination, a larger problem for him to worry about than getting back to Earth safely.