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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Excerpt: **SPOILER ALERT** - be advised that the following review contains a few minor spoilers regarding the film's plot Radio 4 Extra has recently been broadcasting the 1950s BBC science-fiction serial Journey into Space (��starring Andrew Faulds as �Jet� Morgan!�).
Excerpt: Like Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe , Lovecraft’s Diary Of Alonzo Typer and The Blair Witch Project , Apollo 18 takes the form of recovered first person documentation unearthed after an isolated misadventure.