Roland Emmerich returns to the disaster movie genre after the belated Independence Day sequel with Moonfall, which, as the title suggests, finds the actual Moon descending onto the Earth. The first trailer has landed for the Halle Berry/Patrick Wilson led movie, and while there is plenty of wanton destruction, this first teaser pitches it as more of an epic horror film with the Moon as the unrelenting killing machine.
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.
I have a soft spot for OTT disaster movies; The Core is a terrible film on every level aside from its fantastic cast and an utterly ridiculous concept. Be that as it may, Delroy Lindo and Stanley Tucci steal the show and seem to be having a hoot making a B-Movie. Cut to 18 years later, and Moonfall looks so silly it could be good; that said, after 18 months of living through a pandemic, do we really need the Moon to start having a go at us now?
Starring Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson, John Bradley, Michael Peña, Charlie Plummer, Kelly Yu, and Donald Sutherland, Moonfall will drop into cinemas on February 22, 2022.