Duncan Jones is a budding director, can't wait to see more from him. Anyways, this review is going to be a bit longer than usual since I feel like writing a legit review.
First off, the music. I don't know why, but the music was pretty damn good. The reason why I am unsure why I like it is because its mainly the same tune used over and over, but I think it's extremely fitting since the movie is about *SPOILER ALERTS HAS BEEN ACTIVATED, DON'T READ ON IF YOU WANT TO WATCH THE MOVIE AND HAVEN'T ALREADY!* clones and the repeating cycle of them kind of fits well with the tune.
The cinematography is good. Nothing special, nothing extreme, but nothing bad either. It's just extremely basic and I haven't seen any sort of style found in Jones' directing either, but that's party because he is a new director (and a promising one). You could definitely tell the limited budget restraints that were to be had on the special effects department. It wasn't terrible, but the rovers and machinery outside the station looked fake. But, this isn't a movie that's about special effects. It's obviously about the story, and the performance.
Sam Rockwell is an underrated actor. He isn't the best, but he is definitely underrated and deserves more than what he gets. His performance in this particular film was good. It was what I expected from him and at times, he made me feel sad (but that was mostly due to the plot). He did an exceptional job. Much better than fucking Sandra Bullock in Gravity I can tell you that much.
Now, onto the plot. It's clones. Yup. That's what it is. Now, you might be thinking, "Fucking cliche bullshit." But, sadly, it's pretty original. So, from the top, the film about a resource station on the moon that was built to retrieve Helium 3 from the Sun (Cause rays and shit hits closest on the moon? I don't know, maybe I missed why because of the loud fireworks, which served as a loud distraction to my movie watching, but that seems like it could be done on Earth.) Anyways, a man named Sam Bell has a 3-year contract for a company called Lunatech or some shit.
He only has about two weeks left on the station, and like a reasonably sane human being, loses a bit of his sanity due to him being alone for so long (But, that won't affect you guys, right? Cause you've been alone all your lives! Hehe...just like me... ); ). And then he begins to see shit (that never comes in to play ever later on in the film, yay plot contrivance!) which causes him to crash his rover on one of his routine runs to collect H3.
Now, Gerty (Hal wannabe) wakes up another clone of Sam Bell. This Sam Bell wants to help and shit, but he can't. By the way, he sees Gerty fucking around with the corporate guys who sent him there.
You know what...? I'm too lazy right now, you guys can see the movie for yourselves, I don't feel like writing the rest of the story up. I'll just summarize.
Basically, it's about clones of a guy who have a 3-year life span and die, which in turns, activates another clone. They maintain the steady supply of H3 to Earth. Now, the moral is that the corporation is evil for doing this, but I think that they were being smart and resourceful. Also, they won't ruin any family's lives by sending different people up to the moon for 3 years. But, still, it is kinda sad to see a clone that wants to see his wife just to find out he is a clone and he is going to die soon. The end is a happy ending, which I guess, Duncan Jones likes. I still fucking hate the Source Code ending (Not because it was illogical, no quite the contrary, I just thought it would have been perfect to end it at the freeze frame and just not make it a happy ending. Shit. But, that's my personal opinion). This is a good film that I will probably never see again and will forget that I've ever watched it in a couple days.
P.S. It was much better than most recent Sci-fi films.
P.P.S Kevin Spacey was awesome as Gerty