Ridiculously hyped sci-fi box office bomb soars to the top of Amazon Prime
Above the moon!
Posted Jul 15, 2022 Dylan Chaundy
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You’d be hard-pressed to find a writer-director as lopsided as Roland Emmerich. Yes, the German filmmaker, widely known for his work in the disaster film 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 most recent box office bomb broke 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 earned a spot in the Top 10 at No. 9. From the looks of it, it appears its poor reception at the box office prompted Lionsgate to fast-track the film onto streaming services, which has been quite common among film production companies, especially during the pandemic.
With a modest 37% score on Rotten Tomatoes and a 41% rating on Metacritic, it’s safe to say that critics were left pretty baffled by Moonfall. At the box office, the film earned $59.1 million on a budget of $145 million. Oh!
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 into the sky? the earth? Okay, so it won’t win any awards for its deep and meaningful story, but hey, that’s probably not what you’re looking for when editing a Roland Emmerich movie, is it?
What really stands out about Moonfall, though, is the lovely mug of Samwell Tarly, I mean John Bradley. Yes, Moonfall is his first major acting credit since starring in David Benioff and DB Weiss’ acclaimed television adaptation of George RR Martin’s iconic fantasy novels, so at least it will be good to see the actor play a different role.
Featured Image Source: Lionsgate
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