A guilty pleasure of mine scores a fitting blu ray release
the revelator, blu-ray.com
11 November 2014
Excerpt: Let's be honest, Apollo 18 really isn't that great of a movie. As a found footage horror movie, it relies on a lot of cliches, obvious jump scares and predictable elements that don't really culminate in anything unique or original. However, I actually sort of had fun watching this movie despite its mounting problems. Apollo 18 is the fictional documentation of the NASA mission of the same name (which never actually occurred in history...
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.
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 ?
To boldly go where weâ‚¬ve all been so many times before!
25 January 2012
Conclusion: Conspiracy theorists who think the Apollo 11 1969 moon landing was one huge hoax filmed in a studio at Area 51 will have something new to believe with this, as it's another one of those found footage movies that were so ground breaking ten years ago. According to this NASA cancelled their Lunar missions at Apollo 17, but oh no they went back and found something nasty...... well not really nasty just a bunch of Mutant Lunar Rock Crabs!
Summary: Being a fan of the “Found Footage” genre, I was interested to see this
because it was something different.
Its done really well, the production values are high and the acting is very
good. The scenes on the moon look very realistic as do the scenes in the space
It builds tension by not showing the threat directly, its always just at the
corner of your eye and seen in a flash.
Summary: Many films have tried to emulate the success of THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, some more successfully than others, but few have failed on the same level as APOLLO 18. Transplanting the horror from the woods of Maryland to the moon of all places seems like an interesting idea on paper, bu Whether by design (BLAIR WITCH) or as a result of technical limitations (JAWS), often the unseen terror in movies is the most frightening, yet APOLLO 18's creators take the 'less is more'...
Conclusion: I agree that Apollo 18 is a must see! An excellent Si-Fi / Horror movie which builds the tension brilliantly with some real scary scenes. Acting is good, technical content is realistic and the hand held / archive movie style may not be to everyone taste but works superbly well with this movie. If you like Si-Fi / Aliens / Horror this is defo worth seeing and different from anything else I have seen recently.