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 ?
Conclusion: Don't listen to the other reviewer. This film is fantastic. It is very creepy and atmospheric. The hand held camera style has been used over and over again over the last few years and this, in my opinion, is the best use of it so far. You must see this film!!!
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.
Conclusion: I have to agree with another reviewer. This film is truly shocking. I wasn't a fan of cloverfield either, but that aside I have two words to sum up the truely amateur nature of this film : 'gravity' and 'footage'. When setting the scenario that this is on / around the moon, consider the lack of gravity as something to include when filming.
Conclusion: I am currently watching this and it is very blair witch style in filming. I thought that I would write on the blue ray version, simply to save yourself from making the mistake of buying this at full price. Trust me, this is very much a budget movie, and worth around a fiver on Blu ray.
Science Fiction or Attack of the Killer moon rocks
6 March 2012
Conclusion: I love Science Fiction movies and I knew this was right up my street, thats right its pure Fiction! As an amatuer space race historian, Apollo 18 never exsisted as Apollo 17 was the last due to horrendous cost of Launching the massive Saturn Rockets, NASA would have needed a rocket twice as big with fuel to get to the furthest polar regions of the Moon.
Conclusion: Sometimes a film gets so generally slammed when it comes out that there you end up fascinated to find out of it's really as bad as all that. The you watch it and realise it mostly is. So it is with Apollo 18, purporting to reveal the 'truth' about why we never returned officially to the Moon and uses all the tricks of the 'found footage' genre in the process and just shifts them to space instead of dark woods or an exorcism.
Conclusion: the film has had quite a varied review, some love it, some hate it,--- me ? somewhere inbetween. the film is done in a similar fashion to the likes of ''the blair witch' 'paranormal activity' and 'cloverfield' ect. the story line is somewhat fanciful, and unlikely in terms of reality or possibility, however put that to one side, and, do you know what, the film is often pretty tense and does hold your attention, and as the previous reviewer has written, it's far more...