In Moonfall, 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 oBy: Billy Joynt | February 4th, 2022
Get ready for a crazy one. The idea behind 'Moonfall' of course doesn't make any sense. With that being said, I can get behind the idea of a film that's just filled with nonsense, action, and explosions and still enjoy this film. However, with 'Moonfall' this is not the case.
In Moonfall, 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 is convinced she has the key to saving us all - but only one astronaut from her past, Brian Harper and a conspiracy theorist K.C. Houseman 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.
While the movie starts off on the right foot, it quickly changes and changes and changes as the movie goes on. The first ten minutes of the movie are interesting. It keeps you on point and attached. Your interest is there, and you can see it makes you think. Once the cheesy acting comes out and the plot that didn't know what it wanted to be shown up, the movie quickly changes into something that seems like hot garbage.
With leads like Halle Berry and Patrick Wilson, you would think the movie could carry it. The issue here is the acting. Both Berry and Wilson have some of the worst one liners on screen. When you felt a serious moment, you just couldn't believe Berry was really trying. Now if this movie was nonstop action and all excitement, no one would care how bad the acting is, since your mind would just be just mush at that point.
I would say this is a total popcorn movie, but not for the reason I wanted it to be. You'll need popcorn so you can make it through the slow moving parts, which there are more than there should be. You'll also want the largest soda, so you can get up and use the restroom three times. Doing so, you'll miss nothing important in the movie.
'Moonfall' is in theaters on February 4th, 2022.
Rating: 1.5 out of 5
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