Updated: Feb 2
The screening of "Moonfall" sparked a philosophical contemplation for me and my partner. As we left the theater, the fantastical premise of the moon being a piece of technology created by our ancestors lingered in our minds. It echoed the idea of how humanity is at the mercy of its own technological advancements, which have taken on a life of their own.
The stark contrast of my partner's fear of death and my acceptance of it as a natural part of the human experience only furthered our discussion. The inevitable end of life, however, is the one constant in our existence, and it grants me a sense of solace in an ever-changing world.
The low affect of the actors in the film, including the talented Halle Berry, was a poignant reminder of the toll that technology has taken on our humanity. The reliance on green screens and CGI, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, has created a disjunction between the actors and their performances.
As we delve deeper into the relationship between technology and humanity, it becomes clear that the line between the two has become increasingly blurred. The metaphorical message of "Moonfall" serves as a warning for us to reconsider our dependence on technology and to strive for balance in our lives, lest we become its slaves.