Excerpt: During the final NASA mission to the moon, the astronauts find an abandoned Soviet lander and begin to suspect that they are not alone. It's very safe to say that I am not a fan of the "found footage" genre, but I am a fan of the old NASA space missions and the intriguing trailer tempted me to give Apollo 18 a try.
Excerpt: The premise of the movie is interesting but the movie itself is slow and drags. With the setting being so desolate and the focus of the film being on essentially only two characters, there needs to be something to keep the story exciting for the full 80 minutes. Instead, this movie suffers from a severe lack of action. If you chop out the filler and repetitive sequences, I think this could have made a pretty good short film.
Summary: I enjoyed this movie. It had a sense of isolation and the Russian landing craft was most certainly not something you would want to spend five minutes in. Others have compared it to Blair Witch / Cloverfield and I guess it does owe a gratitude of thanks to these movies but it is a much more polished version of the puke-inducing camera work and hysterical screaming of those offerings. Take it for what it is a movie, not a documentary on the end of the moon missions.
Summary: It's a bad sign when the idea behind the movie is the best part of the entire thing. It's an interesting notion why we never returned to the moon. Apollo 18 attempts to explains it and utterly fails, it's kind of ridiculous and is one of the worst found footage examples out there. Make up your own reason - it's bound to be better than this movie.
Excerpt: Well sorry to say this really is a little flat and not that creepy at all ! I was probably expecting a little to much but it's just not exciting enough. Half way though this movie I nearly fell to sleep which is never really a good sign is it ? The picture quality is deliberately rough and scratchy and does sort of give it a authentic Looking lost footage look ! The audio is also pretty good and rumbles in all the right places. So would I reccomend ?
Summary: Even though it's not a movie I'd watch more then once, It was a decent & kept me in suspense up until the very end.The trailer was the thing that got me interested so I thought Apollo 18 was more of a horror movie.I felt like Apollo 18 was a sort of Paranormal Activity type movie where you couldn't see anything but you knew something was out there.It's good for a watch but I don't think anybody will be watching it more then once
Excerpt: ‘Apollo 18’ probably would have been a great move, had it not been preceded by the likes of ‘The Blair Witch Project’ or ‘Cloverfield’. Yeah, unfortunately it’s one of those films that look like some of your parents’ old home movies. While the novelty of the first- person cinema vérité style of filming has worn off a bit, it truly serves ‘Apollo 18’ well.
Excerpt: Well, here’s some good news for what I would imagine is a small demographic of people: If you’ve been thinking to yourself “You know, they just don’t make enough ‘conspiracy theory/Blair Witch Project/aliens that look like rocks and want to kill us’ movies that are set in SPACE!”---get ready to rejoice. Hollywood has managed to dredge up this piece of work for you.