In 2011, during a routine repair of a satellite, astronauts in outer space were attacked by a strange swarm flying out of a lunar crater. One astronaut died, and the other, Brian Harper, tried for several years after the incident to convince NASA that an unexplained phenomenon was to blame.
Twelve years later, the moon suddenly goes out of orbit and collides with the Earth, triggering multiple cataclysms and threatening to kill mankind. A self-made astronomer, who first noticed the anomaly and believes the moon to be a mega-structure, unsuccessfully tries to reach the government, so he asks for help from a retired Harper.
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Lately I’ve been hearing more and more about new movies, not from trailers, but just from posters. Apparently, advertising prices have been going crazy lately. When I looked through the premieres of the week again, I was surprised to find a new film by the famous director Emmerich. At that moment I immediately decided that I would go see it at the cinema. After watching it, it was hard not to think with a swear word about the new picture…
The plot. Due to the impact of an unknown force, the Moon falls out of its usual orbit, which threatens to turn into a global catastrophe. NASA Deputy Director Joe Fuller tries to prevent the impending disaster…
We go to the genre column, see the word combination ‘science fiction’ there and instantly go crazy. The entire storyline can be safely described in just two words: monstrously unrealistic. If you’re hoping the writers will explain something to you in terms of logic, I hasten to disappoint you: there’s nothing of the sort here. The first half of the film I was frankly bored, and the second half of the film I was oh… I was very surprised at what was going on. The conscious singularity? What? Are they serious?! Everything that happens during the final flight looks like some kind of nightmare dream. I’m even glad I can’t describe what I saw in detail because of possible spoilers. Needless to say, the main characters in the film turn out to be superhuman again? Cataclysms don’t seriously threaten them, they manage to avoid apparent death at the last second several (!) times in a row… even a blast wave just might throw them back to the right shelter. Also worth mentioning are the classic silly things, where one character goes looking for another, then another volunteer wants to go after both of them… I’m so sick of it all, I just can’t take it anymore.
Atmosphere. On the surface, the picture resembles a mixture of ‘Oblivion’ and ‘To the Stars’ in the worst sense of the word. Not only does the film copy similarly silly situations from the aforementioned films, it also adds a huge amount of its own absurdity. Faceless actors play the same faceless characters. I don’t even have anyone to single out. Only the good camerawork and some good jokes deserve mentioning.
Special effects. Well, at least the creators didn’t fuck it up. Everything crumbles, breaks and falls apart with a monstrous crash here. At least visually, you can believe in the terrifying reality of what is happening on the screen.
Music. Represents the pathos and heroic melodies, which in some situations even look ridiculous.
Bottom line: I do not have in my head … The movie was made by grown-ups… How could this movie have been made? It would probably be forgivable if some novice amateur had made such a rubbish film. But I can’t forgive a person who made such a spit in the soul for a long time ago cult movies ‘Independence Day’ and ‘The Day After Tomorrow’. Go and think about your behavior, Mr. Roland Emmerich.
Codec: HEVC / H.265 (69.1 Mb/s)
Resolution: Native 4K (2160p)
HDR: Dolby Vision, HDR10
Aspect ratio: 2.39:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1
English: Dolby TrueHD with Dolby Atmos 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0
French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1
English, English SDH, French, Spanish.