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Aro Favourite Moon

 

UK 2009, 97 minutes
Dir. Duncan Jones
Rating: [M]
Genres: Science Fiction / Independent, Outer Space

 

Aroview: Smartly handled science fiction from the offspring of David Bowie (aka Zowie Bowie), with Sam Rockwell playing the lone occupant of an energy harvesting moon base set in the not-too-distant future.

While Rockwell’s whiny one-man show – save for the requisite robotic assistant (voiced by Kevin Spacey) – may struggle to engender sympathy or genuine interest from the hardened sci-fi viewer, skeptics who perceive this as another inward, existential space odyssey are urged to stick with it, with dir. Jones slowly but surely subverting the clichés of the genre and revealing some clever plot turns amidst predictable cautionary themes. A nicely slanted take on a familiar premise with enough surprises to keep the audience on their toes.

NZ International Film Festival 2009

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DVD Features

  • audio commentary
  • cast and/or crew interviews
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • extra stuff
  • aspect ratio: 16:9
 

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