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Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds (2020)

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A new documentary from Werner Herzog about meteors and comets and their influence on ancient religions and other cultural and physical impacts they've had on Earth.

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Werner Herzog
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Werner Herzog ... Self - Narrator
Clive Oppenheimer Clive Oppenheimer ... Self - Interviewer
Simon Schaffer Simon Schaffer ... Self
Jon Larsen Jon Larsen ... Self
Jan Braly Kihle Jan Braly Kihle ... Self
Paul Steinhardt Paul Steinhardt ... Self
Laurence Garvie Laurence Garvie ... Self
Meenakshi Wadhwa Meenakshi Wadhwa ... Self
Nita Sahai Nita Sahai ... Self
Fátima Tec Pool Fátima Tec Pool ... Self
Guy Consolmagno Guy Consolmagno ... Self
Donna Rohrer Donna Rohrer ... Self
Joanna Bulger Joanna Bulger ... Self
Mark Willman Mark Willman ... Self
Rob Weryk Rob Weryk ... Self
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A new documentary from Werner Herzog about meteors and comets and their influence on ancient religions and other cultural and physical impacts they've had on Earth.

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Explore the meaning of falling stars, meteorites and deep impacts.

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Will mark the third collaboration between Werner Herzog and Clive Oppenheimer after Into the Inferno (2016) and Encounters at the End of the World (2007). See more »

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An interesting documentary, but not a very deep one
12 September 2020 | by mbrcfSee all my reviews

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Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds

It's always a joy to listen to Werner Herzog as he goes through his subjects and narrates them and you can see his passion, his excitement for finding unique, hard to find little stories about science, about people around the world and to retell them through his filmmaking skills, to try to share that beautiful things he found in his journey.

However, this film is a bit formless and weak on structure and layout. Herzog and his co-director Clive Oppenheimer just go interview some knowledgeable people and scientists about asteroids and meteorites. There's no arc and momentum about this film, it's just a collection of interviews, locations and some information about meteorites. If you already have an interest about them, this is a must see for you, and if not, well, it's a watchable film but not a very deep or memorable one.


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 2020 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds See more »

Filming Locations:

Rajasthan, India See more »

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