Moonfall-Movie Review

Moonfall-Movie Review

Abigail Eklund, Contributor

On February first of 2022, the new Pg-13 movie Moonfall came out in the theaters. At first this movie wasn’t a very well known movie but over time people have started to enjoy the new movie. The plot to the movie is something that we haven’t really seen in the movie industry yet so it did create a new opening to the movies made about space. The movie is about how a mysterious force makes the moon fall off of its orbit from earth sending it hurtling towards earth and it is set to end life as we know it. The box office was only predicting this movie to get around 34 million dollars but with its unknown booming success it has made around 150 million dollars so far. Many people while watching this movie said that the movie was easy to catch onto and it was a fun sci-fi disaster movie. 

The movie is based on a 1998 science fiction novel called Moonfall by Jack McDevitt. Jack McDevitt has a heavy presence in the science fiction novel industry with his 42 books. A little more background on Jack McDevitt is that he is a former naval officer as well as an English teacher. Many of his accomplishments included at least twelve Nebula awards. Even with all of the accomplishments that he has, this is his only novel that has been turned into a movie and maybe in the future there are more movies coming into production. While there have been many new movies coming out in 2022 many of the movies have done very well in the box office.

The director Roland Emmerich is a German film director and he is widely known for his directing in science fiction and disaster films. Roland Emmerich has a heavy presence in the science fiction films but the ones that he is known for are Moonfall and Independence Day. Independence Day is another science fiction disaster film that he created and made the ideas for the film come alive. Independence Day is a movie that was produced in 1996 so it isn’t the most recent movie that he has made but it was one of the more popular ones that he did. Even though this isn’t the most popular movie right now it is a good movie to watch if you are in the mood for a science fiction disaster type of movie. 

On the movie rating site Rotten Tomatoes the movie rated a 38 percent on the Tomatometer scale. As well as on the Audience scale the movie rater a 75 percent. The Tomatometer is a scale where critics put their reviews on movies and the audience scale is a rating where the audience puts their ratings onto the site and the website averages the audience ratings. The movie is only playing in theaters for a little more time but if you are in the mood for a Science fiction disaster movie this would be a good movie to watch while at the movie theaters.