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Apollo 18 (2011) – Horror/Sci-Fi Movie Review

The concept for this movie is definitely there for me… But the execution just could not cut it!

Ok, so I have to admit that for the most part I am a huge fan of science fiction/horror movies… There are a ton of great ones out there!

A great example of this happens to be the, ‘Alien’ franchise!

I mean that series, despite never successfully reclaiming the magic of the first two films, generally has some great talent, including: Ridley Scott (Blade Runner), and Sigourney Weaver (Ghostbusters), and so many more!

The work that Walter Hill (The Warriors) did writing the first couple of films, etc… Was absolutely brilliant!

I mean I could literally go on forever talking about all of the reasons why I truly love this film… And that is part of the reason why I have been so disappointed with Apollo 18 (2011)!

Great artwork for a bum movie!

Written by: Brian Miller (War On The Moon), Corey Goodman (Priest) & Directed by: Gonzalo López-Gallego (Open Grave). Starring: Warren Christie (Alphas), Lloyd Owen (Monarch Of The Glen) & Ryan Robbins (Sanctuary).

“There’s just a lot at stake here, you know? We’re talkin’ nation versus nation, and the race is still on. There’s lots to discover out there, man. ” – John Grey (A quote by Ryan Robbins from the movie, Apollo 18 (2011).)

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.

Ok, so in total this movie is not like horrible… It is just so long and drawn out… I mean the acting is pretty solid… And what special effects were there worked for it…. But the movie was so LONG!

It just seemed to keep going on and on, to the point where I fell asleep at one point during the movie! I don’t do that often!

This is not one I can recommend… The concept is good, but there really is not much else there for the movie…

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