Trailer of ‘Moonfall’: the director of ‘Independence Day’ and ‘The day after tomorrow’ promises a new apocalypse in 2022
Cinemas want to get back to normal in 2022. And nothing is as normal in mainstream Hollywood cinema as Roland Emmerich serving up a good helping of catastrophes, as he has done since the days of ‘Independence Day’. ‘Tomorrow’, ‘2012’ or the ‘Godzilla’ of the nineties are artifacts of uncontrolled destruction, and Emmerich brings a good portion of giant things collapsing on planets for the next February 4, 2022.
This time it is nothing less than the moon that is on its way to rush towards Earth, a bit like when the Gauls feared that the sky would collapse on their heads. And from what we know, it’s no small cosmic stumble: from what you see in the trailer, an unknown alien presence could be the one behind this collision with our hitherto harmless satellite.
Halle Berry takes care
The trailer already advances fire and destruction, and from what we know from the synopsis, we will see how an unknown force strikes the Moon out of its orbit sending it directly against Earth. A few weeks before impact, a former astronaut (Halle Berry) thinks she knows how to save humanity. Another astronaut (Patrick Wilson) and a conspiracy theorist (John Bradley) plan an impossible mission into space with her to land on the lunar surface.
Roland Emmerich returns to its favorite genre after the short parenthesis that the war ‘Midway’ and the pandemic have meant. He does so with the help of the script from Harald Kloser, a screenwriter who already collaborated with him in 10,000 and 2012, and Spenser Cohen, who wrote the sympathetic invasion movie ‘Extinction’.