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Watch: Trailer For 'Apollo 18' Makes Us Feel Like Watching 'Apollo 13' Instead

by Kevin Jagernauth
February 19, 2011 4:37 AM
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What did you expect from a film that only started shooting a couple of months ago for a release date in April? It's a quickie, cheapie job that looks, well, every bit as good as you might expect a movie operating with this kind of chintzy budget might look like.

The trailer for "Apollo 18" has landed and it basically follows the "Paranormal Activity" playbook of found/recorded footage and blasé scares pretty much note for note. The whole thing feels like a poor man's "Alien" and watching this reminded us that maybe we're just better off pulling our "Apollo 13" or "Moon" DVDs off the shelf and giving those a whirl instead. The film is directed by the largely unknown Spanish director Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego and stars a couple of guys you probably never heard of and that we don't care enough to look up.

"Apollo 18" will hit theaters on April 22nd. Synopsis and trailer below (or in HD at Apple).

Officially, Apollo 17, launched December 17th, 1972, was the last manned mission to the moon. But a year later, in December of 1973, two American astronauts were sent on a secret mission to the moon funded by the US Department of Defense. What you are about to see is the actual footage which the astronauts captured on that mission. While NASA denies its authenticity, others say it's the real reason we've never gone back to the moon.


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3 Comments

  • Patrick S. Selitrenny | March 6, 2011 6:16 AMReply

    It seems we're there again... Conspiracy theory once more...
    How boring, how preachy, how stupid.
    We tend to forget that all those people involved in the space race to the Moon were well trained military pilots.
    As members of the military forces they would have been aware of the risks they were taking.
    Only people who never served in any form in the military, would see darkness everywhere.
    Always this darned pessimism and doubt.
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt once said: that the only fear we should have is fear itself.
    It seems that the Western world has become a bunch of wimps, far more concerned with their looks, rather than with their courage and dignity.
    No wonder then, that we are not feared anymore, let alone respected throughout the world.
    It is not through cowardice that we will ever be able to do the great things that are awaiting us in the near and far future.
    The world and the universe are not made for the weak and the timid. They are reserved for those who are willing to fight for the future, and therefore, also risk their lives for this purpose.
    Life is a constant struggle. A fight for survival of the fittest. It is the nature of things.
    Those who haven't understood that, will never understand who they are and what they are doing here.
    Why listen to people like that?
    This movie is just another proof of stupidity prevailing over reason or necessity.
    I don't need another movie putting down space research and space exploration.
    We tend to forget that if we have laptops, cell phones and every other gadgetry we enjoy today, it is directly due to the Apollo missions.
    Some medical advancements are directly connected to those mission.
    Should we renounce research and advancement, just because of a bunch of scared weasels.
    In my view, they can go and hide their heads in the sand and do what they seem to do best: hide under the bed.

  • Mark Swaine | February 19, 2011 10:12 AMReply

    Looks like a good film to me, the film hasn't even been released yet, give it a break.

  • not gabe toro | February 19, 2011 1:17 AMReply

    I agree with Mark Swaine....don't judge a movie from its trailer - at least it's not a remake or sequel!

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