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Moonfall (2022) MOVIE REVIEW | CRPWrites


Movie Review


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Cassandra Hager
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 Published: 02.02.22

         MPAA: PG13

Genre: Action. Adventure. SciFi.

     RELEASE: 02.04.22

 " was a true escape."

MOONFALL (2022) 


"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."


One thing’s for sure: when director Roland Emmerich is tasked with creating a larger-than-life, big budget brink-of-disaster dramady, he’s going to deliver. With Moonfall, he spared no expense - and the outcome is memorable to say the least.


The plot is so absurd I won’t even begin to attempt a recap - but imagine, if you will, a story pulled from a post written on a “conspiracy theory” subreddit by a couple of dudes who just smoked a bowl, and you’re pretty much there.


The script is often laughable, and at times the dialogue reaches M. Night Shyamalan levels of absurdity. For a film touted as one you “must see on IMAX” during promotions, the CGI is often shoddy, and green screened elements are at times painfully obvious.


Now, for the good stuff: the cast is jam-packed with talent, and a couple of heartfelt, charming performances from John Bradley and Patrick Wilson are what keep the film from being completely unwatchable.


The film is funny enough, and it features a cat named “Fuzz Aldrin” which ups the bar considerably, in my book.


It’s big. It’s loud. It’s silly. But you know what? I was never bored.


See it if you’re seeking an escape - but leave your common sense at the door.


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