A mysterious force knocks the Moon from its orbit around Earth and sends it hurtling on a collision course with life as we know it. With mere weeks before impact and the world on the brink of annihilation, NASA executive and former astronaut Jo Fowler is convinced she has the key to saving us all – but only one astronaut from her past, Brian Harper and a conspiracy theorist K.C. Houseman believe her. These unlikely heroes will mount an impossible last-ditch mission into space, leaving behind everyone they love, only to find out that our Moon is not what we think it is.
Moonfall in theaters on February 4, 2022
The film opens with sharp and ominous music but soon shifts, benignly enough, to the smooth crooning of Toto’s “Africa” playing as two astronauts work outside of their ship. Astronaut Brian Harper, played by Wilson, starts in with “What does it even mean to miss the rains down in Africa?” “The lyrics are I bless the rains down in Africa,” Berry’s character Jo Fowler retorts, correcting the common misinterpretation. All seems well, even banal as the two recall cutting a rug and doing karaoke at Fowler’s wedding.