Moon Crash is a 2022 American science fiction disaster movie and a mockbuster of Roland Emmerich’s big-budget blockbuster Moonfall.
Directed by Noah Luke (Jungle Run; cinematographer on Airliner Sky Battle; Asteroid-a-Geddon; Collision Earth) from a screenplay co-written by Lauren Pritchard (Planet Dune; Robotapocalypse) and Joe Roche (Alien Conquest; Devil’s Triangle; Meteor Moon).
The Asylum production stars Jeremy London, Tyler Christopher, Pauline Egan, Jamison Jones, Alexa Marie Anderson, Eva Ceja, Joe Finfera, Marisha Shine, Jenny Tran and Azeem Vecchio.
A global steelworks company partners with an aerospace firm to mine the Moon.
However, when a drilling accident causes a giant piece of the Moon to crack off and hurtle towards Earth, the surviving space team and the head of the firm must figure out how to destroy the meteoroid (which is “roughly the size of Manhattan”) before it wipes out the entire planet…
Fans of The Asylum’s cheapo mockbusters will doubtless enjoy Moon Crash as it has all the ingredients that serve to make some of their so-bad-its-good movies such fun.
There’s the oft-used imminent disaster that can only be prevented by a handful of desperately earnest characters in one or two locales cliche, alongside much pseudo-scientific technobabble and plentiful calls to a military chief holed up in an Ed Wood Jr.-style bunker filled with decidedly non-army type actors all being busy doing nothing in the background. There’s a reliance on briefly seen CGI action – in this case, generally ok except for a couple of brief city destructions – and there’s an almost constant strident score that refuses to stop reminding the viewer know… this could be the end of mankind as we know it!
So, unsurprisingly, Moon Crash is pretty crappy yet surprisingly it’s entertainingly so (unlike The Asylum’s new take on Dracula which just… sucks. And not in a good way). Director Noah Luke already showed that he could deliver a mockbuster that was slightly above the norm with Jungle Run and here he shows that he may well be one of the better helmers on the company’s production team (put into context that’s not exactly praise). Granted, the script and performances are laughable but that’s what we’ve come to expect from these types of movies.
Give Moon Crash a go if you’re in a charitable mood and cheer on while two vastly different but deeply bonded brothers (natch), plus assorted savvy ladies (of course!), save our long-term doomed planet from short-term meteoroid madness.
” …so wildly random and poorly made that it won’t impress you in any way. The fact that nothing in the film works well is not only due to the mediocre story and the ridiculously bad way in which the story is handled, but also certainly because of the mediocre special effects and poor acting, which don’t make the whole thing more believable.” 2/10 Seal_Team1138 [translated from Dutch]
“Everything just plods along with characters spouting loads of technobabble while looking worried and occasionally throwing themselves around trying to convince us there’s been another meteorite impact. As a result, Moon Crash never builds up momentum or excitement. Similarly, there’s no real tension either because every time something starts to build, the script reverts back to a couple of people talking…” Voices from the Balcony
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