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Apollo 18 (2011)

PG-13  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi  |  2 September 2011 (USA)
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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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Mission Control
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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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$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$17,683,670 (USA) (11 November 2011)
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This film was shot using old camera lenses from the 70s. See more »

Goofs

The film claims we've never gone back to the moon, failing to explain how the found footage used to make the movie was retrieved. - The footage is presumably a raw copy of the transmissions between the Lunar Module and NASA. It is plausible that ground control would keep closer tabs on this special mission than the regular Apollo-missions. See more »

Quotes

Deputy Secretary of Defense: [over comms] John, you are ordered to abort rescue immediately. Captain Anderson is a high contamination threat. You will not recover him.
John Grey: You knew something was down there and you sent them anyway.
Deputy Secretary of Defense: [over comms] DOD to Freedom, if you do not abort in T-minus 60 seconds, transmission will terminate. You will not receive an updated state vector. You will run out of life support package. You will not return home. You have 45 seconds to abort this rescue.
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Referenced in Mall Ratz XXX (2011) See more »

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Working on the Moon
Written and performed by Harry Cohen and Wylie Stateman
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User Reviews

Just What I Expected!
4 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Today (Sunday, Sept. 4), I was contemplating going to see Apollo 18. But first I read the reviews here. Upon seeing so many negative ones and so few positive ones, I knew I wanted to see it for sure since I liked The Blair Witch Project and both Paranormal Activity movies. That being said, it was just about what I expected and I liked it a lot. It could have been better, but I wasn't disappointed. I thought the cast was very good. So if you liked previous "found or leaked footage" movies such as Blair Witch Project or the Paranormal Activity movies, don't miss this one! If you're not sure, wait until it comes out on DVD and rent it at Redbox for $1. It's worth a lot more than that!


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