If you’ve heard of Moonhaven but haven’t seen it yet, it’s time to get into the movie review world. This sci-fi romp is a mixture of comedy, mystery, and cautionary tale. In short, it’s everything you’d hope a sci-fi film to be, but it’s also a little bit more than that. Hopefully, this review will convince you to check out the movie.
Moonhaven is a sci-fi romp
In a post-apocalyptic Earth, the Moonhaven colony has found ways to deal with societal, political, and ecological problems. Now, these same colonists are ready to help the Earth solve its problems as well. Moonhaven is an enjoyable sci-fi romp that will leave you thinking and wanting to learn more about this futuristic planet.
Set in the far future, Moonhaven follows a pair of Earthers who are sent to a moon-like colony to investigate a murder. Their arrival coincides with the discovery of the bodies of two young men. Chill Shen is dead and their bodies were scanned, and we’re introduced to some pretty advanced technology. A strange device is waved over Chill Shen’s body by Paul Sarno (Dominic Monaghan).
“Moonhaven” touches on a universal idea of owedness. The story also touches on a fundamental shift in the way we perceive the concept of family. While the story begins with a crime, we learn that the society has settled into a rhythm over generations. This shift in perspective will stick with us. And this novel is not the first sci-fi novel with this premise.
It’s a mystery
The story begins with the murder of Chill Spen, a resident of the idyllic moon community of Moonhaven. With the help of an artificial intelligence system, the community is protected. In addition to the police, the residents have two cops, Arlo (Kadeem Hardison) and Paul, played by Dominic Monaghan. Despite being out of their element, the detectives struggle to solve the crime, but find a larger conspiracy at work.
Paul and Bella work together to solve the mystery. They agree that Paul needs their expertise to uncover the truth. Paul provides Bella with some of her sister’s possessions, including a storage device containing a video message from Chill. Chill’s message reveals the truth that Moonhaven is a trap. This novel is the first in a series of novels featuring characters from Moonhaven.
It’s a comedy
The first episode is a delightful satire of police work in a day-spa utopia: Moonhaven, where the police are tasked with solving murders. Paul and Arlo, played by Cameron Monaghan and Kareem Hardison, are an unlikely pair and the film’s most memorable moments. Hardison, a veteran TV actor, is a charismatic yet vulnerable lead, and Monaghan adds compelling shades to the role of Paul. The premise of this comedy is so bizarre and engrossing that even the most casual viewer is likely to smile.
While Moonhaven is a surprisingly fun movie, the tone is evocative of the original Lodge 49. While the characters are uncharacteristically eccentric, the film builds a deep mythology that borders on alienation. The Mooners’ society is reminiscent of a hippie commune, and the people of Moonhaven speak in invented compound words and speak with arbitrary abbreviations. Likewise, they communicate emotions through modern dances. And the cast is solid, and McDonald and Monaghan make surprisingly good leads.
It’s a cautionary tale about humanity’s inevitable self-immolation
If you’ve been looking for a sci-fi thriller that will make you think about our future, look no further than Moonhaven Reviews. Set 100 years in the future, the story follows a group of settlers who discover a moon colony. Using artificial intelligence, the Mooners learn to repair their planet and preserve their culture. The third generation mooners will return to Earth to teach humanity how to fix the planet.
Unlike the typical thriller, “Moonhaven” doesn’t offer brawling action setpieces, but it offers plenty of tension. It also paints an evocative picture of a post-apocalyptic Earth, complete with a society populated by benevolent and compassionate Mooners. The characters’ conversations in Moonhaven are replete with humor, and a few quips between Hardison and Monaghan keep the plot moving.
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