Where does Halle Berry’s Moonfall land on the Banana Meter?

Hello and welcome to the opening weekend of the Banana Meter! For those not aware of how this works, let me explain it to you. First, our critics check out a film. Then, they rate it on our scale of 0-100%, we gather the percentage from all of your critics and that’s how we get our rating on the Banana Meter.

What is the Banana Meter scale, you ask? 

When a film hits above 85% or higher from our critics, it means it hit Bonafide Bananas status.
When a film hits between 55-70% or higher from our critics, it means it hit Ripe status.
When the film hits under 55%, it means it hit Sour Status.

Our next film to hit the Banana Meter is Moonfall

Here is what our Ripe Banana Critics are saying about the film:

Aaron White

Banana Meter Rating: 60%

“Moonfall” feels like a self-aware parody of a Roland Emmerich disaster movie’s greatest hits. There’s plenty of dumb entertainment to be had, but it leans way more into wink wink comedy than playing it straight. I prefer the latter and unfortunately felt no emotional investment. Cool sci-fi premise though! Wish there’d been even more exploration of that.

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Larry Chillson Jr.

Banana Meter Rating: 65%

Moonfall works best when Rolland Emmerich delivers the grand, epic-scaled disaster troped he is famous for. Craters begin to reveal themselves when the film attempts to delve into more thoughtful and deep material.

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Peggy Marie

Banana Meter Rating: 15%

One of the leads says “I think my head just exploded” trust me Moonfall so did mine.. so did mine.. they threw everything at us but the kitchen sink

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Renato Vieira

Banana Meter Rating: 40%

A greatest hits disaster piece so outlandish it’s easy to laugh at and enjoy with the ludicrous dialogue, characters and science, but unfortunately, a third act reveal that is so Shyamalian taints the entire experience.

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Anthony Papetti

Banana Meter Rating: 85%

Emmerich delivers on his promise of a goofy disaster film with shoddy action, likable characters and an absurd storyline. The type of blockbuster many still yearn for and a terrific time at the movies.

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Dallas King

Banana Meter Rating: 45%

The film does live up to its title. The moon does indeed fall. It’s just a shame that your IQ might fall as well. Science fiction is light on science, heavy on the fiction. Makes The Core look like a Nobel Prize winner!

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Carson Timar

Banana Meter Rating: 19%

MOONFALL is big, dumb, and not a lot of fun. Outside of a handful of batshit insane almost Matrix-ish sequences, this is a paint by numbers apocalyptic thriller with some of the worst pacing and escalation of tension seen in recent memory. Not fun to laugh either with nor at…

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Alex Billington

Banana Meter Rating: 65%

The best thing about Moonfall is its fast pace – no time wasted in destruction or plot. The next best thing about Moonfall is its absurdity – everything that happens with the Moon and inside the Moon is so ridiculous and so unrealistic and so dumb, it’s ideal popcorn entertainment.

George Clark

Banana Meter Rating: 60%

Moonfall is so bad that it’s inadvertently bloody brilliant! The storyline, dialogue and everything that happens is utter balls but my god is it fun, the cast may have awful dialogue to work with but they’re great!

Jack Walters

Banana Meter Rating: 35%

Even the grand-scale action and striking visuals can’t save Moonfall from its own painful predictability and narrative absurdities.

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We Talk Film

Banana Meter Rating: 60%

Moonfall is a throwback to disaster movies of the late 90s but doesn’t quite capture the magic of the classics from that era

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Kevin Levine

Banana Meter Rating: 40%

Moonfall has the spectacular visuals you come to expect with Emmerich’s disaster films, and John Bradley’s character is fun to watch, but the plot stretches way farther out of orbit than the moon itself.

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Jonathan Fujii

Banana Meter Rating: 20%

You’d think it’s about a moon falling but it’s actually so much dumber than that.

Andrew Korpan

Banana Meter Rating: 55%

You don’t have to be a film expert to see that “Moonfall” was not aiming to be high art; but if you’re going to commit to such lunacy, you could at least make it engaging. The visual spectacle was not enough to make “Moonfall” remotely memorable.

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Joel Tapia

Banana Meter Rating: 35%

Moonfall may deliver impressive visuals, but this isn’t enough to save a weak story, an uninteresting plot, and a questionable at best twist.

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Keith Garlington

Banana Meter Rating: 70%

Moonfall is gleefully preposterous and there is no shortage of unintentional laughs. But that’s a big part of what makes this sci-fi disaster mash-up so much fun. It knows exactly what it wants to be and it makes no apologies.

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Matt Taylor

Banana Meter Rating: 49%

A handful of good set-pieces and a ridiculous final act twist can’t distract from the abundance of fat jokes, dull colour palettes, ugly cinematography, and bad CGI. It’s fun, but not as fun as an Emmerich movie should be.

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Ryan Terry

Banana Meter Rating: 33%

Set your expectation meter for Emmerich, and you’ll find it sufficiently mindlessly entertaining; that is, until it takes a wackadoo alien turn that no suspension of disbelief, with a modicum of intelligence, can accept. It’s a patchwork of The Abyss, 2021, and Armageddon stitched together with sophomoric dialogue and slapdash plotting.

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Scott Davis

Banana Meter Rating: 60%

While it has the dialogue and plot points that would feature in a 10-year old school play, Moonfall cements Emmerich as the premium purveyor of high scale, mind-blowing escapism. extra points for Toto’s Africa featuring heavily.

Kat Hughes

Banana Meter Rating: 60%

After all these disaster films one has to ask themselves, what exactly did the planet ever do to Roland Emmerich? His latest venture reaches for the moon and brings it down on civilization, sticking to all Emmerich’s conventions. Patrick Wilson is clearly having a ball in action mode and the audience, once they suspend all laws of nature and physics will have a lot of fun with its silliness. Candy carnage at its sweetest.

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Dom Fisher

Banana Meter Rating: 65%

Even while being a story about the possible cataclysmic ending to Earth as we know it, Moonfall is filled with more levity than expected. However, it succeeds in spectacle and creativity.

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Chris Flanagan

Banana Meter Rating: 78%

Emmerich does it again, delivering a disaster film that succeeds in its approach for quantity over quality while hitting a hard left turn in its final act that is hilarious as it is remarkable.

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Brian Eggert

Banana Meter Rating: 25%

MOONFALL doesn’t feel like Emmerich is having a blast behind the camera, blowing things up and causing mass destruction, like a child in a $150 million digital sandbox—it feels like he’s going through the motions.

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Joe Movie Man

Banana Meter Rating: 50%

The majority of the terribly silly, but mostly harmless, outer space jaunt Moonfall moves at the kind of breakneck speed that almost wills you not to overthink its lack of logic.

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