When news broke that Roland Emmerich, director of beloved blockbuster disaster films such as Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow and 2012 (which, yes, belongs in the same category as the other two), was slated to direct a film about humanity facing off with the literal Moon, I knew we were in for something special. And while I’m not saying that Emmerich plus apocalyptic disasters is necessarily a proven mathematical equation for success, it’s pretty darn close. Moonfall follows K. C. (John Bradley), a megastructure conspiracy theorist/the-moon-is-actually-hollow-truther who makes the shocking discovery that our beloved Moon has fallen out of orbit. When the news reaches NASA, scientist Jocinda (Halle Berry) recruits her estranged friend, disgraced astronaut Brian (Patrick Wilson), to travel into space and figure out what the heck is going on up there.
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Do you ever worry that one day the Moon will get fed up with our shit and decide to fly out of orbit and directly toward Earth to demolish every living thing? Me too.
Unfortunately, that’s exactly what’s happening to the characters in Moonfall. Co-written and directed by Roland Emmerich, who has something of a penchant for watching planet Earth get absolutely wrecked (see: Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow), the film follows conspiracy theorist K.C. Houseman (Game of Thrones’ John Bradley) who makes a shocking discovery that the Moon is indeed out of orbit and on a warpath to destroy Earth. It was only a matter of time, right?
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