Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems.
Sam Rockwell's character Billy Bickle shares many similarities to Robert De Niro's character Travis Bickle in Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver (1976). As well as their last name, they share an unstable mental illness and a desire for violence. There is also a scene where Billy is talking to himself in the mirror, this is very much like a scene from Taxi Driver where Travis is pretending to threaten somebody in the reflection. Another reference between these two films is that there is a photograph of Billy and Marty (Colin Farrell) with Billy making a gun shape with his hand and pointing to his head, much like the ending to Taxi Driver where Travis does the same. See more »
In the desert, Marty brings Billy the two guns after Hans leaves. Billy takes both guns in his right hand when he starts to stand. When the camera angle changes, though, he twirls just one gun in his right hand. See more »
That's just fucking great! Oh great! Do you know what that is?
Do you know what that is?
That's just fucking great!
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A surprise final scene interrupts the closing credits a few seconds after they start. See more »
Angel of Death (Undubbed Session Demo)
Performed by Hank Williams
Words & Music by Hank Williams (as Hank Williams Sr.)
Published by Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music
Courtesy of Mercury Nasville (United States)
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd See more »
I see the words "cult classic" in this movie's future. At the very least, I'll be adding this to my collection of movies such as Kick Ass, Pulp Fiction, Zombieland and Hot Fuzz that I love to watch over and over.
You know from the very first scene that this is not your typical Hollywood junk. It was HYSTERICAL, albeit in a pretty sick and twisted way - this is not for the faint of heart. The woman behind me must not have seen the previews, because she got up and left. I'm going to have to see it again this weekend just to catch some of the witty one-liners that I couldn't hear over the roaring laughter. The audience even applauded when it ended.
The script is razor sharp, and you couldn't dream up a better cast to bring it to life. I've always liked Sam Rockwell, but this was a star-making turn for him (at least in my book). You've never seen a movie quite like this. I see a new movie nearly every week, and I rarely feel compelled to sit down and write a review. So take my advice, do yourself a favor and go see it!
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