MOONFALL – Movie Review

Moonfall is the latest Sci-Fi Disaster Mash-Up from Independence Day Director.

Moonfall is a genre mashing/bending movie from director and writer Roland Emmerich. He is know for many big movies such as Stargate, Independence Day, Godzilla (1998), The Day After Tomorrow, and 2012. This movie stars Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson and newcomer John Bradley. It will be in theaters starting February 4th.


A mysterious force knocks the moon from its orbit around Earth. It begins hurtling on a collision course to Earth. With mere weeks before impact, the world is on the brink of destruction. NASA executive and former astronaut Jo Fowler (Halle Berry) is convinced she has the key to saving us all. Still, only one astronaut from her past, Brian Harper (Patrick Wilson), and conspiracy theorist K.C. Houseman (John Bradley), believe her. The unlikely heroes will mount an impossible last-ditch mission into space only to find out that our moon is not what we think it is.

Roland Emmerich is well known for his disaster movies, but his latest one falls short. Even though Moonfall has a fascinating premise and a solid cast, it is filled with unnecessary bloat and plot holes. Too much time is wasted with scenes that do not progress the plot. In addition, it takes away from our main characters and the sole mission. Sitting at 2 hours, you would think the space mission would get more screen time. But instead, there is too much focus on characters that we just do not care about.

Unfortunately, this film made NASA look like amateurs and a microscopic space program.

The leading trio will try to keep you engaged with cheesy dialogue. Still, John Bradley does steal the show giving us great humor and nerdy charisma. Patrick Wilson and Halle Berry’s star power is not enough to gravitate this film.


I give Moonfall 2 out of 5 Stars. If you like silly sci-fi movies with end of the world clichés, then catch this movie in theaters starring February 4th.

Rating: 2 out of 5.

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Sean Tajipour is the Founder and Editor of Nerdtropolis and the host of the Moviegoers Society Podcast. He is also a member of the Critics Choice Association. You can follow on Twitter and Instagram @Seantaj.

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