Moonfall (2022)

6 out of 10 Stars

Fun and stupid romp all balled into one

Okay, let's be honest. I really sort of liked the movie. Yes, it's a sci-fi disaster movie and they usually don't do well.

Brian Harper, played by Patrick Wilson, loses his career as an astronaut for NASA after he is wrongly blamed for a fatal incident that happened during a spacewalk. Fast forward a decade and KC Houseman, play by John Bradley (remember Games of Thrones, Samwell Tarly), a conspiracy theorist discovers that the moon is on a collision course with Earth. Harper, our shamed astronaut, is now divorced, almost homeless, and has been relegated to giving astronomy talks to children. 

Fowler, played by the lovely Halle Berry, who was on the same mission as Harper didn't fall from grace, no she was promoted in the ranks of NASA and is now acting director. Come on, it could happen. 

The world is starting to crumble due to the proximity of the moon. No, they aren't given a month like in other movies. They are given just days. Gravity comes and goes; tides are swallowing big buildings. Yes, this is your usual chaos and pandemonium flick that you have come to expect in these types of movies. The CGI is mediorce though.

Harper is now with KC Houseman and they are upstairs in a washed out hotel.  Out of nowhere they are besties sleeping in the same room.  And yes, you have guessed it.  Fowler finds them and she just happens to have access to elite Special Forces and their helicopters who are able to find Harper even though the world has gone tits up. Come on, it's not that farfetched. 

Now it's up to KC Houseman, Fowler (Halle Berry), and Harper to save the planet. Everyone else in the world is either looting or they all are on their way to Colorado. Those are the two choices in this film. So these three launch themselves into space with a decomissioned shuttle without anyone in launch control. I mean I thought they had 3 dozen people usually at launch control with the obligatory man who is smoking a cigarette while he runs his fingers through his thinning hair.

Of course, besides the moon on the path to totally annihilate the Earth, the military wants to use nukes to solve the problem. Don't worry the military made it to Colorado as well. So, our three heroes have to race against the clock to save the moon and the Earth. Oh man. 

 It's a ridiculous plot. I sort of like the backstory on why the moon lost its orbit, which I won't give away. 

I liked this movie, because I am a glutton for punishment. I sort of like it when the dentist has to put the needle in my gum.  This is just one of the popcorn munching and mindless flick that I have come to like. It's fun and very stupid. I mean who cares if all the sattelites are down but phones still work. I am not here to judge.