Three white claws worth of so-so enjoyment.

MOONFALL is a bad movie. Audiences know this because cheesy disaster filmmaker Roland Emmerich directed it. It’s not 2012 bad, nor near the atrocity that was 10,000 B.C. Yet despite the moon’s gravitational pull, it doesn’t quite orbit out of this world like the ridiculous classic, INDEPENDENCE DAY.

I’d mention the actors in the film, but Patrick Wilson, Halle Berry, and John Bradley are simply three movie tropes: 

  1. The washed-up pilot needing to prove he still has it to earn back the love of his son.
  2. The divorced mom that’s living in her husband’s shadow. 
  3. The overweight British comedic sidekick that’s more intelligent than NASA and SpaceX combined. 

If you want to have a few drinks and watch a bad film that may appear on MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 in the future, then MOONFALL is for you. On the other hand, if you prefer a cup of tea while watching an Oscar hopeful like THE POWER OF THE DOG, you should blast off as far away as possible from MOONFALL. I’m recommending this movie simply for including a “ludicrous” reference to SPACEBALLS and blaming the world’s problems on “nanotech A.I.” 🤦‍♂️ 

At one point, a character states, “What you showed us was crazy. This is a whole other level of insane.” I wish that Roland Emmerich was a more talented director to take us to that level of insane. As is, this is a bad movie that depending on your alcohol consumption, you might just enjoy. 🥴 

MOONFALL is available in theatres. 

Aaron "Dobler" Goldstein

Aaron Goldstein is a Product Manager by day, ludicrous speed content consumer by night. He’s a LA Film School Alumni and TV Academy / Producers Guild of America member. Aaron is a proud parent and dad joke enthusiast.

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