The world yet again faces destruction at the hands of Roland Emmerich! Get ready for Moonfall!
I think that Roland Emmerich has got it in for planet Earth! Not being content with trying to wipe out humanity in the two ‘Independence Day’ movies. And not being happy with showing mother nature trying to kill us all off in ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ and ‘2012’, he’s at it again. February of 2022 sees the release of his latest disaster epic, ‘Moonfall.’ Once again, humanity faces extinction from a threat from above, this time in the shape of the moon. The film stars Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson. Michael Pena, and Donald Sutherland amongst others in peril. The first five minutes of the film have been released online, setting up the events we will see on the screen:
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 (Halle Berry) is convinced she has the key to saving us all – but only one astronaut from her past, Brian Harper (Patrick Wilson) and conspiracy theorist K.C. Houseman (John Bradley) believe 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.
Ok, here’s the thing. Although I hated ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’, I have to admit that I find Roland Emmerich’s disaster movies highly entertaining fare. Sure, they have plotholes so big, you could drive a fleet of dump trucks through. But they are terrific entertainment. And ‘Moonfall’ looks to be no different.
Emmerich’s disaster movies remind me very much of the 1970s. The likes of ‘Airport’, ‘Earthquake’, ‘The Towering Inferno’, and ‘The Poseidon Adventure.’ are classic standouts. You could guarantee an all-star cast appearing in them, with most not surviving to the end credits. They were wonderfully silly but enthralling entertainment. And Roland Emmerich has revived that spirit and type of film. And I admire him for it. I’ll be queuing up to see his latest effort on opening day. I just hope the world survives that long under his watch!
‘Moonfall’ hits Earth on February 4th, 2022.
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Carl Roberts is the News Editor of The Future of the Force. Aside from being our horror genre aficionado, he is also passionate about Star Wars, Marvel, DC, and the Indiana Jones movies. Follow him on Twitter where he uses the force frequently!