Moonfall Parent Review

July 8, 2023
David Sunnyside

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Moonfall parent review

Director Roland Emmerich is a master of the big budget disaster flick. Whether a giant alien invasion, global warming or a meteorite destroying Los Angeles, the guy knows how to crank up the visual effects and hammer home the doomsday message. But after 1996's Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow, his reliance on formulaic silliness is getting a bit long in the tooth. That's especially true for the latest entry, Moonfall, which posits that our moon is an artificial megastructure that is slowly, but surely, collapsing and destroying Earth. With a premise that could have come from Joe Rogan's tinfoil-hat-wearing guests on his podcast and plot points that feel recycled from other movies (fallen hero seeking redemption, deadbeat dad, deranged conspiracy theorist), Moonfall is stale in the execution but not without its thrills. The special-effects spectacular is a blast on its own terms, and the 1080p Blu-ray's demo-worthy Atmos audio track makes good use of all the sound channels - with near-constant surround activity throughout even the quieter scenes. The image quality is solid as well, though facial features and costuming can sometimes be hard to discern against all the digital trickery.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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