The opening of Roland Emmerich’s new disaster film, Moonfall, has it all: Halle Berry, beautiful space images, astronauts, a twirling shuttle, Patrick Wilson dancing, runaway killer goo, “Africa” by Toto. Truly, if you weren’t already on board for this film, this clip should do the trick.Moonfall stars Berry and Wilson as astronauts who find themselves with a bit of an issue. They’re the only people on our planet equipped to handle the pending threat of the moon crashing into Earth and destroying everything. However, as you’ll see in the film’s opening five minutes, it’s not the moon itself that’s out for blood. It’s something else.So yes, some sort of black gooey substance randomly shoots out from the moon, kills an astronaut, destroys a satellite, and leaves Berry and Wilson’s characters half alive and with more questions than answers. From there, the film will go back to Earth where Berry’s character thinks she knows how to save the planet, but only Wilson’s character, and a conspiracy theorist played by Game of Thrones’ John Bradley, believe her.
That scenario sounds a little bit like the new climate change comedy Don’t Look Up and one has to assume Moonfall has a bit of that “Hey, look, we’re all going to die unless you trust science” angle to it. But unlike Don’t Look Up, this is a Roland Emmerich movie we’re talking about here. The same Roland Emmerich who brought us Independence Day, 2012, and The Day After Tomorrow. (He’s also the guy behind Stargate, Universal Soldier and the Matthew Broderick-starring Godzilla). Things are going to explode and crumble to the ground and audiences are going to love every second of it.If you’ve seen either of the trailers for Roland Emmerich’s latest disaster movie, Moonfall, you’ll know it comes chock full of the director’s big passion – smashing stuff on screen. And now, with the opening five minutes online for all to watch, it will surprise exactly no-one in that it starts as the movie means to go on.
Yes, we open with Halle Berry’s Jo Fowler, Patrick Wilson’s Brian Harper and Frank Fiola’s Alan Marcus, the three members of a shuttle crew about to have a close, disruptive encounter with… something not of this world. Soon, it’s all gone Gravity and you also know there’s a very bad thing happening to the Moon.The movie has the celestial body plunging towards the Earth and the chaos that ensues, with Game Of Thrones’ John Bradley as a conspiracy theorist whose seemingly crazy ideas about the Moon are suddenly very real, and Donal Sutherland as Holdenfield, who knows a lot about NASA’s secret research into the place.The plot synopsis for Jeepers Creepers: Reborn, Iron Sky director Timo Vuorensola’s reboot of the Jeepers Creepers franchise, mentions that the characters are going to the “HorrorHound festival”…