films seen
11
average score
1.63*
nationality
Germany - 66 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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King of the apocalyptic Hollywood blockbuster, even though his film aren't all that majestic. Big budgets and fun premises usually end up as dire and sentimental shlock, but his films are so popular they prove very hard to ignore.

The inoffensive

Independence Day

by Roland Emmerich
1996 / 145m - USA
Sci-fi, Action
3.0*/5.0*
Independence Day poster

Worthy but flawed

Independence Day: Resurgence

by Roland Emmerich
2016 / 120m - USA
Sci-fi, Action, Adventure
2.5*/5.0*
Independence Day: Resurgence poster

The Day After Tomorrow

by Roland Emmerich
2004 / 124m - USA
Sci-fi, Action
2.5*/5.0*
The Day After Tomorrow poster

Dubious filler

Moonfall

by Roland Emmerich
2022 / 130m - USA
Sci-fi, Action
2.0*/5.0*
Moonfall poster

A film that starts as vintage Emmerich, then gets even more stupid. I say that with a certain level of respect, as Hollywood often takes itself too serious, Emmerich's films in particular tend to have disappointing second halves. That's not quite as bad here, but you have to be willing to accept the nonsense that is dished out.

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The film begin like a regular Emmerich disaster film. Suddenly the moon's orbit starts to shift, some random amateur scientist figures it out but can't get anyone to believe him. Once the rest of the world realizes what is about to happen, it's already too late. But then there's an extra twist I really didn't see coming.

There's nothing particularly new or exciting about the disaster setup, not even the special effects are all that dazzling. It also takes quite a while for the film to get up to speed, but once the true nature of the disaster is revealed, Moonfall takes some crazy twists and turns. It's not a great film, not even close, but it could've been so much worse if Emmerich had gone for his usual, more dramatic approach.

Plain forgettable

White House Down

by Roland Emmerich
2013 / 131m - USA
Action, Thriller
1.5*/5.0*
White House Down poster

2012

by Roland Emmerich
2009 / 158m - USA
Sci-fi, Action
1.5*/5.0*
2012 poster

Stargate

by Roland Emmerich
1994 / 116m - USA
Sci-fi, Action
1.5*/5.0*
Stargate poster

Universal Soldier

by Roland Emmerich
1992 / 102m - USA
Sci-fi, Action
1.5*/5.0*
Universal Soldier poster

Very mediocre action flick. Lundgren is a terrible actor that completely fails his part, Van Damme isn't much better and Walker is completely forgettable. The action is pretty dull, the comic interludes are misplaced and Emmerich has no added value. It spawned plenty of sequels though, but it's just not for me.

Big nopes

10,000 BC

by Roland Emmerich
2008 / 109m - USA
Action, Adventure
1.0*/5.0*
10,000 BC poster

Irritation overload

The Patriot

by Roland Emmerich
2000 / 165m - USA
Drama, Action, War
0.5*/5.0*
The Patriot poster

Godzilla

by Roland Emmerich
1998 / 139m - USA
Sci-fi, Action
0.5*/5.0*
Godzilla poster