Apollo 18 - Is it really that bad?

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    Sep 13, 2011 11:59 PM GMT
    I know it's not getting great reviews, but the subject matter fascinates me. I really want to do see it but hate to waste my time and money on a crab film too. Anyone here seen it?
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    Sep 14, 2011 12:21 AM GMT
    Basically, it was a great idea for a movie that wasn't executed properly and therefore didn't deliver.
  • UVaRob9

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    Sep 14, 2011 2:30 AM GMT
    It was okay. I didn't grow up watching horror/suspense films, so my straight friend got some laughs out of me jumping at parts of it.
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    Sep 14, 2011 2:42 AM GMT
    When I'm "iffy" about movies I wait til they come on DVD to rent or Netflix them. The release of movies is fairly quick so as long as your have patience then there's no reason to be in a big hurry.
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    Sep 14, 2011 2:43 AM GMT
    It looks like "Blair Witch Project" on the moon. Think I'll give it a miss.
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    Sep 14, 2011 3:58 AM GMT
    It wasn't the worst film ever. It wasn't good either. Kudos for the premise.
  • HorrorHound

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    Sep 14, 2011 4:02 AM GMT
    Yeah I too have heard nothing but bad things about it (reviews & word o' mouth) - which has NEVER stopped me from seeing a Horror movie before!

    For some reason I just never stepped out to see this one. I'm sure I'll catch it after it comes out on dvd though!

    Can't wait for Paranormal Activity 3 though! icon_razz.gif
  • OMGitsRoy

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    Sep 14, 2011 4:07 AM GMT

    i really want to see this one too icon_smile.gif

    I love a good scary movie and the moon seems like a really creepy setting for a movie.

    Hope to check it out this weekend!! icon_biggrin.gif
  • TrentGrad

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    Sep 14, 2011 4:09 AM GMT
    Scruffypup saidI know it's not getting great reviews, but the subject matter fascinates me. I really want to do see it but hate to waste my time and money on a crab film too. Anyone here seen it?


    I didn't like it.

    Like a lot of those "found footage" films, often you're cheated out of any real scares. For instance, on more than a couple of occasions I noticed that their "motion capture" cameras on the moon would zoom in, as if you're supposed to see something...but of course nothing is happening.

    There are some genuine creepy moments in the film...the creepiest I think being the shots which depict the astronauts on the moon in shadows...

    One of the funniest reviews I read however talked about how this mission was allegedly soooooo secret that it got it's own patch, just like all the other missions. LOL

    I can't recommend it, but if you can go into it believing that it's real, then I think it's possible to find it more effective than I did!
  • HorrorHound

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    Sep 14, 2011 4:15 AM GMT
    One o' the BEST & most disturbing "found footage" films is the serial killer one THE POUGHKEEPSIE TAPES.

    Was supposed to be released waaay sometime back nationwide by MGM, but got shelved & has never seen the light of day.

    Until I stumbled upon it on (of all places) MySpace (!!)

    Great movie though! icon_eek.gif


  • TrentGrad

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    Sep 14, 2011 4:24 AM GMT
    AKA_B1GK saidOne o' the BEST & most disturbing "found footage" films is the serial killer one THE POUGHKEEPSIE TAPES.

    Was supposed to be released waaay sometime back nationwide by MGM, but got shelved & has never seen the light of day.

    Until I stumbled upon it on (of all places) MySpace (!!)

    Great movie though! icon_eek.gif


    Actually, for a time "The Poughkeepsie Tapes" was up on Youtube...whether it's still there or not, I do not know.

    I wasn't overly impressed with it...although it certainly did have some very freaky, skin crawlingly creepy moments!

    It's most infamous moment has been parodied to death on youtube!

    I have a feeling that "The Poughkeepsie Tapes" was in part shelved because apparently some of the killings resembled murders by actual Poughkeepsie serial killer Kendall Francois...though from what I've read, the Dowdle brothers based their "Water Street Butcher" off of Edmund Kemper.

    The Dowdles returned to the "found footage" material when they remade the Spanish flick "Rec" as "Quarantine," with an American cast and crew.

    I have to admit, "The Blair Witch Project" is still the prototypical found footage masterpiece in my view: even though it has been relentlessly attacked after the fact, it was very effective the first time I saw it.
  • HorrorHound

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    Sep 14, 2011 4:33 AM GMT
    hey Trent thanks for the ideas as to why it may have been shelved. I knew the Dowdle Brothers said it was based upon someone or a couple o' people, but was unsure. Very true!

    & yes their Quarantine was also good, imo. Though I still have yet to see the original spanish version REC
  • TrentGrad

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    Sep 14, 2011 4:47 AM GMT
    AKA_B1GK saidhey Trent thanks for the ideas as to why it may have been shelved. I knew the Dowdle Brothers said it was based upon someone or a couple o' people, but was unsure. Very true!

    & yes their Quarantine was also good, imo. Though I still have yet to see the original spanish version REC


    I've seen them both...and pretty much they are the same, shot for shot. In fact, I can't really think of a single scene that differed between the two films.

    Yet on Rotten Tomatoes "Rec" managed a 96% Fresh rating vs Quarantine's 59% rating...so go figure. I actually liked Jennifer Carpenter's performance in the American version.

  • smudgedude

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    Sep 14, 2011 4:44 PM GMT
    i'm actually sort of intrigued by this movie. i guess stuff about space like that fascinates me.
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    Sep 14, 2011 5:26 PM GMT
    AKA_B1GK saidOne o' the BEST & most disturbing "found footage" films is the serial killer one THE POUGHKEEPSIE TAPES.

    Was supposed to be released waaay sometime back nationwide by MGM, but got shelved & has never seen the light of day.

    Until I stumbled upon it on (of all places) MySpace (!!)

    Great movie though! icon_eek.gif





    Owww, I want to see that.
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    Sep 14, 2011 5:27 PM GMT
    smudgedude saidi'm actually sort of intrigued by this movie. i guess stuff about space like that fascinates me.



    And that's exactly why I want to see it.
  • TrentGrad

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    Sep 14, 2011 10:50 PM GMT
    Scruffypup said
    AKA_B1GK saidOne o' the BEST & most disturbing "found footage" films is the serial killer one THE POUGHKEEPSIE TAPES.

    Was supposed to be released waaay sometime back nationwide by MGM, but got shelved & has never seen the light of day.

    Until I stumbled upon it on (of all places) MySpace (!!)

    Great movie though! icon_eek.gif





    Owww, I want to see that.


    It may still be on youtube...I've no idea who posted it...but it looks like it's never going to be released by the studio that produced it.
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    Sep 14, 2011 10:51 PM GMT
    I didn't like it