‘Independence Day’ director’s latest film is torn apart by critics
The trailer feels like your everyday schlocky popcorn disaster movie. A guy discovers the moon is falling and two abnormally attractive people of the opposite sex, in this case Halle Berry and Patrick Wilson, must team up to take him down. There are rockets, tidal waves and downed planetoids, while our distinctly average man gives us comic relief, because let’s face it, how dare anyone be normal in a movie. It is directed by Roland Emmerich, best known for Independence Daywhich, while not without flaws, is an entertaining getaway.
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However, the reviews are starting to come in and moon fall seems like a big yikes. With boring characters, cringe-worthy dialogue, and a plot so unscientific and absurd it’s hard to follow the thread. One reviewer even called the main characters KC Houseman, played by game of thrones’ John Bradley, more boring than Jar Jar Binks. Quite an honor. For those of you who are fans of B-movie cheese, I’m sorry to disappoint you but this isn’t for you either. It seems moon fall is nothing more than disappointment and boredom.
Here are some of the best opening lines from today’s reviews:
“Explosion movies don’t have to be smart, but they shouldn’t be so dumb.” Nell Minnow – Movie Mom
“Recommending someone to submit to Roland Emmerich’s neo-disaster sci-fi film, however, is a bit like putting three-month-old milk under an unsuspecting person’s nose and asking, Does it smell good?” David Fear – Rolling Stone
“Yes, the master of the disaster blockbuster, Roland Emmerich is back – and this time he hasn’t just lost the plot, he’s jettisoned all semblance of coherence into deep space.” James Croot – Stuff
And of course my personal highlight:
“If the pandemic prevents someone from seeing Roland Emmerich’s film moon fallso he accomplished something positive.” James Berardinelli – Reel Views
These may not be the quotes Emmerich will go though moon fall never made its way to Blu-ray.