For a 'paranoid thriller' to work, the paranoia has to rise and rise until a climax at the finale, not give away the game halfway in.
Jul 9 - 02:30 PM
in a sea of good will your deviant voice serves only to draw attention to your self, rather than your actual apprasial of a film I havent even seen yet.
Jul 10 - 12:53 AM
Thanks for giving away the film even before anyone can watch it. I guess that a paranoid thriller should not give away the climax halfway in but it is ok for a review to give away the movie....
Jul 10 - 03:02 PM
Since when did James Bond become a movie critic?
Jul 11 - 08:28 AM
I was so happy that it WASN'T a typical "let the dramatic action and suspense rise until the climactic twist" type of film. I liked that any sort of "twist" was traded to the audience in return for something deeper and more thought provoking. Questions like, what is the value of a life? and how much is one "person" worth to provide energy to a whole planet? become more the focus of the film than keeping the viewer on the edge of their seat. While perhaps the film is marketed as a thriller, it turns out to be a thinking man's film, and poor old Mr. Moore had his heart set on some "Sixth Sense" type of mind-melter. His fault, not Moon's.
Jul 12 - 12:23 AM
Mr. Moore, I don't think you get it.
Jul 12 - 05:39 PM
Roger Moore...you're a SAINT! You are a mere 15 comments behind Pete Rainer on the reactivity meter for your review of MOON. Perhaps that's because your critique was not as harsh and a bit more intelligent than Mr. Rainer's spelunking expedition.
Jul 13 - 10:21 AM
The point of this movie was not to provide a "twist" despite the intense, compelling acting of Sam Rockwell; the point of this movie was to force us to reflect on the value of human life.Someone else posted a similar comment before I did (Donald K), but I refrained from commenting until I saw Moon for myself, and did not look at the comments to this mundane review.It's fairly clear to me this Moore fellow lacks the ability to grasp the finer points of this movie, and simply is one of the many masses of people who needs mindless entertainment, "twists", to have his attention grabbed. It's pretty sad but it's pretty typical.Moon was an excellent movie, and this guy is an ******* for spoiling it. I actually looked at RT the day before I saw Moon to see what the consensus was, and this guy's review was near the top at the time.Good job, jerk.
Jul 19 - 05:33 AM
Oooh, clever you to get the "twist" and tell us about it! Only one problem: the twist is beside the point. Which is why they gave it away in the TRAILER.
Jul 24 - 08:45 PM
Jasper Von Suzie
Boy... too bad you needed it to be a "paranoid thriller." Everyone else enjoyed it as a human drama, with a strong fear component.
Aug 16 - 06:10 PM
yeah, if you want it to be formulaic and boring...this movie has plenty to offer, if you open your mind and let yourself be enveloped. the paranoia follows.
Oct 31 - 01:46 PM
dont care what you say, he is right, the script needed work to make from the mid point to the end to be much more watchable and driven. it needed more than a ticking clock
Jan 12 - 10:21 AM
I think that this guy just doesn't like movies in general.
Jan 17 - 09:49 AM
Have to agree with Mr. Moore on this. Too much is revealed too early in film, thus leaving little to the imagination - which incidentally is the sole exploiter of paranoid delusions.
May 25 - 02:34 PM
Yeah, because once people SEE the twist, they won't be able to guess it until the finale ... idiot - see, the writer is smart and has enough respect for his audience to know that, as soon as they see ... the twist ... they'll figure it out long before the character does. So, rather than trying to hide an obvious plot point, just go ahead and reveal it and let the story unfold from there.
Aug 12 - 09:36 AM
I'll come to defend you against these insecure douchebags who believe any opinion contrary to theirs couldn't possibly be valid.
Grow up guys, seriously. 8 top critics gave this movie an less than average review.
I think what Roger was saying (correctly, in my opinion), is that "Moon" had everything it needed to be one hell of a thrilling film, but suffered from an inexperienced execution. There was no reveal, no prestige; the story just stumbled forward.
I'm not saying it wasn't good. I'm just saying it could have been better.
Sep 24 - 12:30 AM