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High Moon

High Moon (2014) Movie Poster
Canada  •    •  90m  •    •  Directed by: Adam Kane.  •  Starring: Jonathan Tucker, Constance Wu, Chris Diamantopoulos, Charity Wakefield, Darren Shahlavi, Dana Davis, Garry Chalk, Jake Sandvig, Kirby Morrow, Peter Macon, Toby Hargrave, Eric Breker, Todd Mann.  •  Music by: Trevor Yuile.
        Set in the future where the countries of Earth have established colonies to mine the Moon's resources. When a new life form is discovered, chaos erupts as various factions race to uncover and exploit its powerful secrets.

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 3:31
 
 

Review:

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From the first scene, I got the winks that director sent at us: This is a caper in genre of old space comedies and newretro styling of Mad Men. You really have to have a sense of humor to enjoy it, and a good martini on your side table would not hurt either. The dialog dips into all rich clichés from detective noir flicks from 60's, then quotes the optimistic space "future" of 50's, only to let the plot twist its ankles on new age cynicism. I really think that at times that art of "quote" reached the level of Star Trek Next Generation scenes on Holodeck. I loved, loved, loved retro styling and settings! Practically every scene had a morsel for architects, interior and fashion designers, and movie critics with the eye on mid twenty century nostalgia. I loved that actors mostly embraced the new "old" style of dialog.

I think that this movie will have a following, just like Serenity, so don't dis it yet. I gave it 8 for brave originality of trying to do exactly what it is supposed to do: entertain, and cut down on unnecessary heroics: I have already saved the word with my x-box, the day before.

And yes, it calls for follow up series, so I really hope that networks will pick it up.


Review by figarska from the Internet Movie Database.