Apollo 18

According to official figures "Apollo 17" was the last lunar mission involving human subjects. Why for 35 years, no one flies to the moon? There were rumors that there was another mission, something happened, but all information about it is classified. There was no evidence, until there were these sensational material.

  • Gonzalo López-Gallego

Release Date: 2011-09-02
IMDb icon 5.2/10
  • Country: CA, US
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $5,000,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $26,236,153
Gavrielle Egwan
04 September 2011 | 11:07

After the success of such films as "Paranormal activity" begins to emerge era "chamber of horror" and"Apollo 18" was has become one of the first their rearguard. What is for a movie? — Imagine the "Paranormal activity", only in the space — same recording cameras, those is not clear where wafting sounds and trying to figure out what happens people...

From the depths of bad movies to "facelift" reel pull direction and atmospheric movie that clearly aspires to realism, although it plays with him a cruel joke, so as the film is crammed with blatant blunders of the founders: for example, in one thing we hear the sounds in vacuum completely destroys the sense of realism.

Watching this film, all the time I want to describe it in one word: "incompleteness". A feeling that the creators decided to show us history, but and don't have time to do it to the end. So constantly and showered questions on the level of "Why?" and"Why?": Why, for example, that advanced race of aliens that they are able to mentally control people, so the primitive aggressive destroys all live that goes to the moon? Why are they look and behavior such unrealistic and unnatural that the brain refuses to believe in their existence as would you want? What are their explanation they move? No one of these issues you will not give an answer, we can only look at this story try to have fun.

Almost all of interesting moments in the film are connected with the presence the moon inexplicable there module of the Soviet Union, whose citizens are never "alleged" not landed at moon.

In General you seem to be worried horror, delights us with only their "intimacy".

6 from 10

Kym Kori
27 November 2011 | 08:27

I admit — liked the movie, looked solid, although arguable as in fact, and form.

Specify that my knowledge of the moon the subject small — the most basic (what they know everything), repeated viewing of the movie Apollo 18, and several documentaries on the topic "was whether they are the moon?". So my mind was clean and pure)))

So uncomplicated scientific information, I watch the film.

The moon is now popular — for example, transformers. In this comparison, Apollo 18 no worse — if we can assume that the dark side of the moon was transformers, then why not assume that there was Russian?

Hence, dancing. Form — fashion is now a documentary. But this a good Director, too overdone. Sometimes watch it impossible because of the ripple and other effects. But here probably the author's calculation — remove the American budget is not as and in the trend going, and the integrity of the picture save. It was a good idea.

Actors a little, a lunar expanse of deserted, it all makes the picture even more intimate. Playing on level, no obvious mistakes, although the raptures too)))

I'm generally a shy audience, so a little strained from throwing astronauts and their fear of the future to remain permanently on the moon.. nice. Death in the open space or on the planet without air anyone not wish. And this oscillation between the need write as is a desire to see happy end — I myself this caught. Russian course are depicted as well done, I realize in a vacuum, but still nice and... all terrorists and mafia..

The theme of reality moon — true, also a plus..

The ending is dramatic, ruthless.

Aside from the parameters of reliability and scientific, then nice... well and spiders. — it's corny, just how these tapes came to us if the participants of the last voyage were left on the moon???

6 from 10

Ira Leggett
13 September 2011 | 12:18

Some are definitely not haunted by someone else's glory. Here our old friend Timur Bekmambetov for some reason, decided to please the audience all over the world another spin-off mockumentary genre as two drops of water similar to the feed "the Witch of Blair". Removed, though not he probably knew in my gut coming rolling a failure, but he left the Director's chair no one Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego.

"Apollo 18" is stylized as supposedly a secret NASA film on any way documented the fate of the last lunar mission, whose existence was not previously publicized. Original on first glance, the idea is implemented in a sheer of paper with the legendary malobyudzhetnoy on the students lost in the Maryland woods, at this visible differences absolutely not go to the "Apollo" in favor. Optimistic main characters with their daily concerns, non-professional cameras, household openly start — writers by Brian Miller and Cory Goodman so true followed by "perderemos" tape, which is getting downright sickening, and the contrast that false that comes through every crevice under the upholstery of the fictional Apollo 18. Instead of a living forest here dark pavilion cheap decorations, among which is not the most successful imitation of a real space of life. Myrick and Sanchez their heroes threw in wood and rumors even starvation, poor starved, and here is the duet "astronauts" in between takes clearly drank coffee with vanilla no ease in their actions no solid experience, from the first frame, and to the tearful finale, which is not even close to lie with emotional (though as false) sobs poor Heather. But just not this — in "Witch" the main thing was the absence of the witch, and any personification of the unknown would make all the most common (cheap) representation. But here's contemporaries did not resist, succumbed to the temptation to use completely destroying the illusion of documentary special effects, transforming at the way his creation of the spooky Thriller in a low-budget parody of  the"Others".

In addition, this film has no other than a small pebble thrown into the garden of American democracy. Spit Houston White house famous sons of America, abandoned in the not the deep space in certain destruction. This is it is a harsh reality zvezdnopolosaty in the way units are not have any value. And let the background of the much more massive anti-American movies (at least of the same Trier) "Apollo" looks like a mosquito bite, but still felt in it a kind of Schadenfreude, as emphasized in the premiere of the eve of round date with the day of the attacks of 11 September. Yeah and Russian module, discovered by the characters in the film, so too much like a nasty mockery.

Conclusion: Here so full review — solid comparison. And because remember you can still lot, the acclaimed "Cloverfield," and is widely known in narrow circles of pseudodocumentary "First on the moon". In "Apollo" where it is not spit, likely to land in plagiarism or imitation. Yes, initially the film looks scary and the use of old film creates the right atmosphere, but to limit the scope of the genre the creators are not want that has slipped and they really to a template pugalok. And to empathize with such faceless heroes and did not desires, although the final tape and is a mere "lesbijkami".

3 of the 10

How much has Apollo 18 made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $26,236,153.
How much did it cost to make Apollo 18?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $5,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie Apollo 18?
This tv-show was directed by Gonzalo López-Gallego.
What is the genre of Apollo 18?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Sci-Fi, Horror, Mystery.
Who starred in Apollo 18?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Warren Christie, Lloyd Owen, Ryan Robbins, Michael Kopsa, Andrew Airlie.
What is Apollo 18 IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 5.2.
When was Apollo 18 released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2011-09-02.