Apollo 18
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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. -- (C) Official Site

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 24%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's 80 minutes of dead air."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"The source of the creepy events, when it's finally revealed, is profoundly dull, like a forgettable episode of The X-Files or Fringe."
‑ Eric D. Snider, Film.com
"The movie builds up to a mystery that it never does much to resolve, with its big set piece reveal consisting mostly of a couple of rocks moving."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"It's impossible to recommend Apollo 18 to anyone but the most staunch found-footage fans. The film fails every requirement of a tense and enjoyable time at the theater."
‑ Ben Kendrick, ScreenRant
"An astonishingly incompetent and interminable piece of work..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Boredom sets in long before the last muted shriek. And who cares about the astros? We never get to know them anyway."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"The film takes a startlingly long time to rev up, and even at less than 90 minutes feels thin and at moments like it is playing for time."
‑ Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
"The 'found footage' horror movie Apollo 18 recycles the premise of The Blair Witch Project on the moon and still manages a few good scares."
‑ Sean Kernan, We Got This Covered
""Apollo 18" is another dud in a genre that should have stopped before it got out of hand."
‑ Jeff Beck, Examiner.com
"Apollo 18 is a mercilessly dull movie that just doesn't make much sense. It's light on thrills, and the found-footage gimmick works against the tension."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
"For most horror fans it will be kind of a snooze."
‑ Joel Brown, Boston Globe
"Accomplishes something the world wasn't really crying out for: it recreates the tedium of watching the later Apollo missions."
‑ Mike Hale, New York Times
""The cheap frights don't deliver, the performers bring no pathos and the gimmick behind "Apollo 18″ flat out does not work.""
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"Feels like nothing more than an attempt to cash in on a trend, and it's a textbook example of how not to do that."
‑ William Bibbiani, CraveOnline
"The REAL reason why we never built bases on the moon by 1999 . . ."
‑ James O'Ehley, Sci-Fi Movie Page
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