Adventureland, 9, and Moon

Wednesday night was a movie night. It has been a while since I have last seen three movies in a row, but I managed to pick movies from different genres and all them good movies at that.

Adventureland is a coming-of-age comedy/drama by the director of Superbad. Not as funny as Superbad but more of a quiet look into the life and times of a bunch of kids working crappy summer jobs at an amusement park. I am a sucker for these things – always have been, always will be.

9 is a computer animated film about what happens after the war between man and machine has wiped out all human life. The ability to destroy the machines is given to 9 puppet-like creations (that remind me a bit of Sackboy from LittleBigPlanet) and what follows is their adventure to discover the meaning of their existence. Not a new plot by far, but it doesn’t matter as the visual side is so well done.

Moon is in my opinion one of the greatest examples of how to make a great science fiction movie. No aliens, no (really) freaky stuff – just the story of a guy working alone on the moon for three years in the not-too distant future. With a fantastic performance by Sam Rockwell. If you are at all interested in sci-fi then this is a must-see film.

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