Big disaster movies are a guilty pleasure. From Armageddon, to Deep Impact and from Volcano to The Day After Tomorrow, there is something that is a blast about watching it all go boom. In a very 90s throwback sort of move, Moonfall is here to bring back the disaster picture and even spice it up with a little bit of Independence Day for good measure.
If you are going to do it big and fun, you gotta get Roland Emmerich and Moonfall has him. The duke of disaster films is back to double-down on a very strange disaster flick. I think it’s the perfect time for something like this to strike. Folks, are super into the whole, big, ridiculous Fast and the Furious film and this feels very much in the same vein.
The synopsis for Moonfall goes like this:
In Moonfall, a mysterious force knocks the Moon from its orbit around Earth and sends it hurtling on a collision course with life as we know it. With mere weeks before impact and the world on the brink of annihilation, NASA executive and former astronaut Jo Fowler (Academy Award® winner Halle Berry) is convinced she has the key to saving us all – but only one astronaut from her past, Brian Harper (Patrick Wilson, “Midway”) and a conspiracy theorist K.C. Houseman (John Bradley, “Game of Thrones”) believes her. These unlikely heroes will mount an impossible last-ditch mission into space, leaving behind everyone they love, only to find out that our Moon is not what we think it is.
The trailer is bonkers and makes me want an extra large buttery popcorn with Reeses Pieces immediately.
Moonfall crashes into Earth and theaters beginning Feb. 4, 2022.