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Apollo 18

DVD Compare
28 April 2012
  • Excerpt: If there’s one thing Hollywood knows how to do, it’s beat a novel concept into the ground so hard and for so long that any appreciation it once had is almost totally forgotten. A perfect example is the headache-inducing 3-D craze, but almost equally as wrung dry is the “found footage” genre.
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Apollo 18

BluRay Authority
28 January 2012
  • Excerpt: With the success of movies like “Paranormal Activity” there were bound to be knock offs. Granted, this movie is the exception to the rule, but in concept and theory it’s so simple. The movie could essentially be made with a home video camera, no name actors and hardly any production costs. Boom. There ya go – $100 million at the box office. Of course every aspiring filmmaker with a handycam (or, these days, a phone) is no doubt trying to make the next great movie.
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Apollo 18 (Blu-ray Review)

whysoblu.com
13 January 2012
  • Conclusion: Apollo 18 may not be the most memorable film around, but it’s good for a one-time watch. The Blu-ray presentation is average at best, but has some nifty special features to entertain the viewer.
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Apollo 18 (Blu-ray)

upcomingdiscs.com
10 January 2012
  • Summary: Some things should remain lost. The only thing this film is good for is to feed the conspiracy nuts who believe that all of the moon landings were faked. I can see some of them now banding together crying, “I knew it” at the tops of their little lungs. There just isn’t anything else here to about the film except, “No one’s ever going to see it.
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Apollo 18 Review

DoBlu
10 January 2012
  • Excerpt: Alien space rocks are on the moon. Right now. Maybe they’ve even evolved since the 18th Apollo mission and they’re checking us out with little mini telescopes. Creepy. Well, creepier than this movie at least. No one is probably going to deny the existence of this flick is a direct result of those exploitative, cheap, and senseless Paranormal Activity duds.
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Blu-ray Review: Apollo 18

Brutal as Hell
28 December 2011
  • Excerpt: Space… what a weird place to set a horror film. Ha! Okay, obviously I jest. I mean, you should know I consider Alien to be only one of the finest horror films ever crafted. Perhaps what I meant to say is “ An Apollo spacecraft – what a weird place to create a found footage horror film in and around ”. Isn’t it just bizarre? I mean really, think on it for a minute.
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Apollo 18

High-Def Digest
21 December 2011
  • Conclusion: Serving the director's introduction to English-speaking audiences, Spanish filmmaker Gonzalo López-Gallego's 'Apollo 18' is essentially an intriguing attempt at history revisionism in the vein of the found-footage horror subgenre. While three-quarters of the movie makes for a decent spook-fest, the movie fails at offering a satisfying conclusion but makes a better impression on the production and visual design.
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Apollo 18 (2011)

blu-ray.com
14 December 2011
  • Conclusion: Apollo 18 should have been at worst entertaining B-movie fare, but it's instead a boring venture with unimaginative aliens, clichéd dialogue, and horrendous pacing. It's no wonder it wasn't screened in advance of its release. Perhaps the studio should have screened the first third of the movie, which is decent-to-good, but if this one's ever on cable, just stop after thirty minutes or so; the rest of it is pretty brutal.
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Review: Apollo 18

Brutal as Hell
6 September 2011
  • Excerpt: According to NASA, the last documented mission to the moon was Apollo 17, but in 2011 eighty-four hours of footage was uploaded to the website www.LunarTruth.com , and that footage exposed us to a deeply guarded secret: There was another mission to the moon in 1972 – Apollo 18. Three astronauts (uncredited actors Warren Christie, Lloyd Owen, Ryan Robbins) were sent to collect samples, but they found something mysterious, shocking and absolutely terrifying instead.
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Review: ‘Apollo 18’

Variety
2 September 2011
  • Summary: Despite stretches of skillfully sustained suspense, "Apollo 18" ultimately comes across as little more than a modestly clever stunt.
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