Apollo 18 (2011) Movie Review

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Apollo 18 (2011)

2011 | PG-13 | Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Mystery
86 minutes / 1h 26min

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Apollo 18 Plot Synopsis:

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.

Apollo 18 (2011) Review

Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego directed Apollo 18 (2011) is coined as a horror sci-fi mystery movie. Apollo 18 won 1 movie award and 2 award nominations. Apollo 18 was filmed on an estimated $5 million taking in $17.6 million at the US box office.


Apollo 18 is about figuring out the decades-old found footage of NASA’s Apollo 18 mission was abandoned. Adding to that NASA conspiracy theory is that NASA found something on the moon that they did not want to reveal to the public. The two astronauts were on a secret expedition and discovered something too terrifying to share.

I was originally pretty stoked to see Apollo 18 because of all of the great marketing. The acting was okay, but the plot and story was just not my cup of tea. I mean, it is terribly slow, and I am not expecting Ridley Scott Alien (1979) type action here, but I found myself losing interest about halfway through the movie.

As far as I am concerned; they totally dropped the ball on what could have been a great conspiracy theory, Area 51 type movie but instead we got some kind of mush that was put together in an extremely boring manner. Even by the time you watch the ending you are like, did I really see this and what happened to all the crazy scenes that I expected to see? Don’t even let someone pay you to see this film.

  • Apollo 18 Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 3
  • Overall Score: 3.22
  • IMDB: 5.2
  • MetaCritic: 2.4
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 2.4

About Apollo 18 2011

Title: Apollo 18
Year: 2011
Runtime: 86 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Mystery
Reviewer:
Score: 1.5 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 1.61/5 stars from 50,485 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 50,485
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Apollo 18 Cast Starring: Andrew Airlie, Kurt Max Runte, Michael Kopsa, Ryan Robbins, Warren Christie, Lloyd Owen, Jan Bos, Kim Wylie, Noah Wylie, Ali Liebert, Erica Carroll, Thomas Greenwood
Apollo 18 Writers: Brian Miller, Cory Goodman
Apollo 18 Director: Gonzalo López-Gallego, Gonzalo López-Gallego
Box Office: $17,500,000
Production: The Weinstein Company
Website: http://www.apollo18movie.net/
Language: English
Country: USA, Canada