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

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist February 19, 2011 at 4:37AM

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.
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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.


This article is related to: Films, Apollo 18