Above the moon!
You’d be hard-pressed to find a writer-director as random as Roland Emmerich. Yes, the German filmmaker, widely known for his work in the disaster movie subgenre, is synonymous with big-budget spectacle. But for every Independence Day, Stargate, and The Day After Tomorrow, the helmsman manages to drop a handful of lousy lead balloons like 10,000 BC, Stonewall, and Independence Day: Resurgence.
Today, Emmerich’s latest box office bombshell cracked the Amazon Prime Top 10. Specifically, the movie in question is Moonfall, which just hit theaters earlier this year. According to FlixPatrol, the apocalyptic sci-fi flick landed a Top 10 spot at number 9. From the looks of things, it looks like its poor box office reception led Lionsgate to fast-track the picture towards the streaming services, which has been pretty common among film production companies, especially during the pandemic.
Boasting a modest 37% Rotten Tomatoes score and a 41% rating on Metacritic, it’s safe to say that critics were quite taken aback by Moonfall. At the box office, the film earned $59.1 million on a budget of $145 million. Ouch!
Starring Patrick Wilson (Insidious, Aquaman), Halle Berry (X-Men, Cloud Atlas) and John Bradley (Game of Thrones), Moonfall essentially answers the age-old question: what if the moon fell from the sky and crashed to earth? Alright, so it won’t win any awards for its deep and meaningful story, but hey, that’s probably not what you’re signing up for when editing a Roland Emmerich movie, is it?
What’s really eye-catching about Moonfall, though, is Samwell Tarly’s charming mug — I mean, John Bradley. Yes, Moonfall is his first big acting credit since the star’s tenure on David Benioff and DB Weiss’ acclaimed TV adaptation of George RR Martin’s iconic fantasy novels, so at least it’ll be nice to see the actor play. a different role.
Featured Image Source: Lionsgate