Duncan Jones, the son of David Bowie, made his directorial debut in 2009 with the sci-fi film Moon. That same year, Neill Blomkamp also debuted with his original sci-fi film District 9but Moon actually deserves as much attention as District 9.
Jones is a unique sci-fi director who, among other things, Source Code and Warcraft has directed, but his best film remains his debut.
Astronaut Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) experiences a personal crisis toward the end of his three-year stay on the moon, where he, along with his computer, GERTY (Kevin Spacey), returns packages to Earth containing a resource that has helped solve the energy problems of reduce our planet.
Two weeks before his return to Earth, Sam also begins experiencing hallucinations of a teenage girl and a bearded, disheveled man. He discovers something that turns his entire situation upside down.
Moon had a modest budget of $5 million and managed to generate approximately $9.8 million in revenue. Financially, the film was not immediately a huge success, but critics were very positive about it Moon.
The film has a score of 90% on Rotten Tomatoes based on almost 200 reviews. As a result, the film is still looked back on positively to this day and is being discovered by more and more people.
Jones followed Moon quickly released the highly successful film Source Codebut his ambition his dream film only came out in 2018 and served as a “spiritual sequel” on Moon. Sam Rockwell also briefly appeared in this film as his character Moon. This ‘trilogy’ concluded in 2020 with a comic book called Madi: Once Upon A Time In The Future.
Moon is not currently available on any streaming service, but the Blu-ray is available for purchase here. Mute can be seen on Netflix.