Moonfall opens with a big promise, but quickly falls downhill faster than the moon itself. For a director like Roland Emmerich this was off.
Who knows what went wrong and at when? But when you have Emmerich (Godzilla, Independence Day, Midway and Star Gate), and Halle Berry, something went seriously wrong at multiple steps for us to get whatever Moonfall is.
The first act starts great, ends like a cheery 1970s horror movie with so much obvious green screen, you might turn green. Skipping the second act (it’s pointless) to the third (and final) act, the movie goes to places that are so insane that it will leave audiences slack-jawed, open-mouthed, and shaking their heads in utter disbelief at what they are witnessing.
Is it a good disaster movie? No. Is it a good science-fiction movie? Not at all. Even though it wants you to think that the stakes are extremely high, there’s something about the end product which doesn’t let the user connect with the events or even care about them.
Should you watch it?
Whether Moonfall is so bad it’s good or simply bad will depend on your tolerance for C-movie mess. The movie had a lot of potential, but it got lost somewhere between writing and editing.
Where can I watch it?
You can stream Moonfall on Amazon Prime Video in Canada.