Moonfall Movie Review: The Horror When the Moon Falls to Earth


Having been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Moonfall Film finally premiered on February 4 at cinema.

This 2 hour 4 minute film was directed and written by Roland Emmerich, a filmmaker who has often been involved in the production of blockbuster films about major disasters such

Moonfall presents the story of Earth’s satellite, namely the moon that suddenly comes out of its orbit, and is getting closer to Earth. This is caused by mysterious forces such as monsters that exist in the core of the moon.

In just a matter of days, the moon will fall to Earth. Various cataclysms appeared and it was like the end of the world. The top brass of the United States Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the commander-in-chief of the surrendered military also began seeking refuge.

Meanwhile, two ex-astronauts are trying to find out the reason behind this horrific event. Aided by a conspiracy theorist who uncovers the mysteries of the events, the three work together to stop the apocalypse.

The trio even go into space on missions, looking for a mysterious force that is driving the moon out of control and trying to stop it.

The film stars Halle Berry as Jocinda Fowler and Patrick Wilson as Brian Harper, two former NASA astronauts. As for John Bradley as KC Houseman, a young conspiracy theorist. In this film, John Bradley displays a humorous character who is ready to make the audience laugh and shake their heads.

Apart from Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson, and John Bradley, there are also other famous actors and actresses who play the characters in this film. Famous senior actor Donald Sutherland plays Holdenfield, a man who has been responsible for maintaining the NASA archives for many years.

There is also Michael Pena as Tom Lopez, husband of ex-wife Brian Harper, played by Patrick Wilson. Michael Pena has often played funny characters in his previous films. Just like the character of KC Houseman, played by John Bradley, Michael will also make the audience laugh by his character.

While Charlie Plummer, a young actor born in 1999, plays Sonny Harper, Brian Harper’s son. Carolina Bartczak plays Brenda Lopez, Tom Lopez’s wife and Brian Harper’s ex-wife.

Eme Ikwuakor plays Doug Davidson, a military commander and former husband of Jocinda Fowler. Meanwhile, Kelly Yu plays Michelle.

In this film, Roland Emmerich again collaborates with Harald Kloser to present a visual of the destruction of the Earth on a large scale, of course with better and more magnificent visual effects and CGI than Roland Emmerich’s previous films.

This science fiction genre film is well packaged with a suspenseful story interspersed with humor. With the support of CGI, viewers who watch this film will be more entertained when watching it.