One of the best films ever made! And no mean feat on it's small independent budget!
For a first time feature film, Duncan Jones hits the mark. The balance of Science and personal drama is spot on. Sam Rockwell shows just how good he is with a brilliant portrayal of a man who's world is collapsing around him.
The visuals hark back to old school Scifi movies like Star Trek the Motion Picture and more so, Kubrick's 2001. It's all been achieved on a shoestring budget by making use of models over full CGI. The models are 'enhanced' by CGI, but the bare bones of all shots begins with the classic Model shot. And it works. Gives it a sense of reality a CGI model still can't quite capture.
I'm sad I missed this gem at the Cinema. I'd love to see it on the big screen, but on DVD it's still a great watch.
Bravo. It's a brave film to make in a time where people want flash, fast, slick Sci fi movies most of the time.