It sounds similar to the great James Bond movie, but it is actually director Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow) up to his old tricks, finding some way for the world to end. Basically, in 2011, astronauts Brian Harper (Patrick Wilson) and Jocinda "Jo" Fowler (Halle Berry) on a mission in space repairing a satellite when a mysterious black swarm spreads and attacks the orbiter. Fowler is knocked unconscious, and Harper helps her into the ship, but a crewmate is killed. Eighteen months pass since the investigation started, nobody believes Harper's explanation and Fowler has no memory of what happened; human error is blamed, and Harper is fired. Ten years later, K. C. Houseman (Game of Thrones' John Bradley) is a conspiracy theorist who believes the Moon is an artificial megastructure. He discovers that the Moon is out of orbit and is veering closer to Earth. During a visit to his mother Elaine (Kathleen Fee) in a care hone, as she is suffering from Alzheimer's disease, she convinces him he should confront someone from NASA with whatever evidence he has found. He tries to convince Harper of his findings, but he is dismissed, leading Houseman to go public on social media. NASA independently discovers the anomaly and confirms that Houseman's claims are true, so a mission is mounted to investigate the abnormality. The mission crew reach the Moon, and a probe is dropped into a large crater, but the same strange swarm that had attacked Harper's mission reappears, killing all three crew members aboard. As the Moon's orbit continues to deteriorate, it falls closer to Earth, causing cataclysmic disasters such as tsunamis, gravitational abnormalities, and atmospheric dissipation. Fowler, now the deputy director of NASA, meets with former NASA official Holdenfield (Donald Sutherland), who helped to cover up the dark side of the Moon mystery that occurred during the two-minute radio blackout on the Apollo 11 mission. A military program code-named ZX7 which would attempt to kill the swarm with a blast of EMP (electromagnetic pulse) was created but abandoned for budget reasons. Following Fowler's orders, the EMP is brought out of storage, and the retired Space Shuttle Endeavour is taken from its museum, to attempt this mission and stop whatever is causing the destruction to Earth. Having survived tidal waves spreading through the city, Harper and Houseman have teamed up to show their findings, and Fowler recruits them for the mission. The trio launch the rocket with the EMP, narrowly escaping a tsunami that destroys Vandenberg Space Force Base. They reach the Moon and enter its interior, discovering that the outer shell is housing extra-terrestrial technology. The swarm is causing sabotage to the energy generated by the technology in the core of the Moon, causing the artificial megastructure's orbit to destabilise as its power source is depleted. Harper learns that the megastructure was constructed by the ancestors of humanity, who were more technologically advanced than their present-day descendants. The Moon was constructed billions of years in the past as an ark to repopulate humanity, which was being hunted by a rogue artificial intelligence that grew too strong, the swarm in the Moon is one of those Ais. As the Moon continues to fall to Earth, the President of the United States gives General Jenkins (Frank Schorpion) orders to launch a nuclear strike towards the Moon. However, the Air Force Chief of Staff General Doug Davidson (Eme Ikwuakor), Fowler's ex-husband, refuses to carry out the nuclear strike order so he can give Fowler, Harper and Houseman time to save Earth, sacrificing his life in the process. Meanwhile, Harper's son Sonny (All the Money in the World's Charlie Plummer) escorts Fowler's son Jimmy (Zayn Maloney) and their nanny Michelle (Kelly Yu) to reach Davidson's military bunker in Colorado. They reach Aspen and reunite with Harper's ex-wife and Sonny's mother Brenda Lopez (Carolina Bartczak), her husband Tom (Michael Peña) and the stepfamily but are caught in the disasters caused by the Moon's rapid destruction. As the group makes their way towards the bunker, they fight off other survivors and increasingly deadly natural disasters before reaching a safe mountain tunnel. Tom sacrifices himself to save his youngest daughter, he suffocates when the Moon's gravitational pull causes the oxygen in the atmosphere to deplete. Harper and Fowler argue as they realise that there is no option to activate the explosive device manually and who should sacrifice themselves to do so, but Houseman takes it himself and in the lunar module lures the swarm away from the spacecraft. After allowing Harper and Fowler to escape, Houseman detonates the device, killing himself and destroying the AI. Power is restored to the core of the Moon, and it begins to return to its regular orbit, bringing an end to the destruction on Earth. The operating system of the Moon then brings Houseman's consciousness back to life, having stored a copy of it, and the AI appears to him as his mother. While Fowler and Harper return to Earth and reunite with Sonny, Jimmy, Michelle, and Brenda, the AI tells Houseman that they "need to get to work". Having seen the trailer, I assumed it just going to be a simple story with the Moon knocked out of orbit by an anomaly in space, I didn't realise an alien force would be responsible haha, but what does it matter? The acting talent is there, Berry and Wilson being serious, and Bradley being likeable, and the special effects are undoubtedly spectacular, with tidal waves, storms, cars flying in zero gravity and other crazy calamities across the world. In all honesty, it is ludicrous and stupid in almost every way possible, with alien gloop and the Moon made of cheese or whatever, and a silly script (in the realm of something like Sharknado), but in a way that's a good thing, a non-sensical and ridiculous but almost worthwhile science-fiction disaster. Okay!