eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee :D (also super-convenient that none of them have their real pictures on fb so I didn't have to make them color blobs) but more importantly, eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Oh shut up and let me have my moment.
Anyway, sorry for the lack or post, hope you enjoyed the boydude's the other night (and you thought *I* was hyper), I had a huge midterm exam and thesis and I'm still not sleeping well and I'm having Black Swan-ish issues with messing with my cuticles as a stress tic.
'Cept instead of spiraling into insanity and having possibly-imagined lesbian sex I get SPIDERMAN BAND-AIDS. So clearly I got a better deal (They were out of Batman)
ANYWAY, not too long ago I finally got around to watching the directorial debut of David Bowie's spawn, Moon.
So yeah, Moon.
Much cooler than the other poster where he's just standing moodily in front of a big spiral-ey circle dealie
So Moon tells the story of the glorious and ever-magical future, where we get all the energy needed to power the world by doing vaguely mining-like activities on the moon to extract bits of something or other and ship it back home. Well, someone needs to keep an eye on these...things, and that guy is Sam Bell, all alone on the sprawling moon base for a three year contract of doing...moon stuff. Sam is played by Sam Rockwell, who is unfortunately not reprising his other space-related role, Zaphod Beeblebrox.
So anyway, Sam s finally nearing the end of his three year stint on the moon. Which is good because he's been a bit loopy lately, and his health is a bit off as well. And also all he has to talk to is robot Kevin Spacey.
Spacey voices GERTY, the robot that attends to the base and is Sam's only companion on the moon base. He's kind of like HAL but cuddlier and less homicidal. He just also sounds like Kevin Spacey.
So one day, with only two weeks left before Sam can get off the moon and return to his wife and daughter, he crashes his little lunar rover thingie and knocks his ass out. He wakes up somehow back at the base, with no memory of what happened. And that's when shit gets weird. How weird?
Nope, not gonna explain it to you. That would ruin it. Half the fun of Moon is spending the first half going "What the hell is going ON?" and the second half going "Well, what the hell is going to HAPPEN?" It's good stuff. Sam Rockwell proves he can carry a movie just as well as Bearded Tom Hanks stranded on an island and Kevin Spacey manages to breathe life into his box-shaped robot. It's tense and at the climax, heart-wrenching. This is a criminally underrated movie people. It's a bit slow to start and it certainly never "explodes" but hopefully you twits have better taste than that. They can't all be Unknown after all. So watch Moon. It is confusing and excellent and there's a part where Sam is sad and Gerty like, pets him with his little robo-arm and ohmygoodness it is too cute for words.
But see it, you know, for the other reasons too. Moon gets four and a half catapults out of five.
This is Sugary Cynic, ordering a Kevin Spacey robot off e-bay. 'Night!
Sam Bell: "Gerty, is there someone else in the room?"