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Decades-old found footage from NASA's abandoned Apollo 18 mission, where two American astronauts were sent on a secret expedition, reveals the reason the U.S. has never returned to the moon.

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Storyline

In the early 70's, Commander Nathan Walker, Captain Ben Anderson and Lieutenant Colonel John Grey are assigned in a secret mission to the Moon to protect the USA from USSR using detectors. Nathan and Ben land on the Moon in the Liberty module while John stays in orbit in the module Freedom. They collect rock samples and bring them to the Liberty. They also find footprints and the body of a Soviet cosmonaut on the moon. Soon they hear weird noises and they find that they are not alone in the satellite. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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There's a reason we've never gone back to the moon.


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Rated PG-13 for some disturbing sequences, and language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,704,271 (USA) (2 September 2011)

Gross:

$17,683,670 (USA) (11 November 2011)
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Goofs

No insect-like clicking could have been heard when Anderson leaves Walker in the crater. As the surface of the Moon is a better vacuum than any achieved in a laboratory on Earth, no sound could have traveled to the microphone in a spacesuit from the outside environment. When Commander Walker flips the flipped-over Lunar Rover back into its upright position, it makes a noticeably-loud thud when the wheels hit the ground. As the Moon is a virtual vacuum, there is no air to transmit sound, so there should not have been an audible thud at all when the wheels hit the ground. But, solid molecules transmit sound such as air, so if that clicking object is contacting with the ground, the sound will travel through the ground and such as the astronaut's suit. See more »

Quotes

Nate: Get it out. It's so cold. Get it out, Ben. Get it out, get it out! Damn it Ben get it out!
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Referenced in Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.42 (2011) See more »

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World Spinning Sadly
Written by Paul Samwell-Smith
Performed by The Parking Lot
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Good historical fiction, not a fantastic horror film
2 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I admit, it is not terribly scary, but it uses a fairly original (comparatively speaking) filming mechanic in the found footage style and is, aside from the space aliens, a believable film with good acting, very few historical inaccuracies, mostly natural dialogue and a good bit of tension. Being admittedly biased in that I was more concerned whether they would remember that the astronauts had to depressurize as to not get the bends than whether it was frightening, I may give it a higher rating than most would think it deserves but I most definitely enjoyed myself.

All in all it was a nice historical fiction about finding something sinister on the moon because of a continued space race, assuming you can respect a more minimal film on a modest budget. Not really for a fan of horror movies. Perhaps if someone could create a genre name for "historical science fiction/tense drama/horror" (in that order), a "histscifitdramhor" if you will.


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