Roland Emmerich

Film Review: Moonfall is an explicable cluster of sci-fi nonsense

Known as the “master of disaster”, due to his penchant for predominantly large-scale destructive narratives, director Roland Emmerich has, once again, assembled an abundance of special effects, overt exposition, and stock standard human characters for his latest suspension of disbelief – Moonfall. Whilst his varied directorial career is littered with some genuine genre gems –…

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Film Review: Midway crashes and burns as it can’t meet its ambitions halfway

Bombastic blockbuster filmmaker Roland Emmerich has been on a bit of a downward spiral lately. He started off quite well with projects from his home of West Germany; until he worked in America; making entertaining efforts like Universal Soldier and Stargate that succeeded well at the box office. But few had expected his next effort…

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Roland Emmerich’s next blockbuster is Moonfall

As Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day: Resurgence explodes into cinemas, Universal has payed a hefty figure for his next epic entitled Moonfall, a script Emmerich wrote with his 2012 collaborators Harold Closer and Spencer Cohen. The space orientated blockbuster has been described as Emmerich’s 2012 mashed together with Close Encounters Of The Third Kind and follows an unlikely…

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