Apollo 17 launched December 17, 1972, and was the last manned mission to the moon. In December 1974, two American astronauts were sent on a top secret mission to the moon funded by the US Department of Defense.
According to the description for “Apollo 18,” this is movie is actual footage captured on their mission. While NASA denies its authenticity, others claim that it is the real reason we have never gone back to the moon.
On September 2, “Apollo 18” opened in theaters. On Rotten Tomatoes, “Apollo 18” scored a less than satisfactory rating with not so great reviews on opening night.
Here are some reviews from a few of Rotten Tomatoes’ top critics:
“Reconfirms that most entries in the “found-footage” horror subgenre should remain lost.” – Nick Schager of Village Voice.
“Apollo 18 fails to stay with you because, like the cratered satellite on which it’s set, it has no atmosphere.” – Keith Staskiewicz of Entertainment Weekly.
“This space-set, “found footage” horror flick never lifts off.” – Frank Scheck of Hollywood Reporter.
“Has no thrills, no chills, no scares and contains a villain, or several of them, actually, that will turn you to stone — from boredom.” – Joe Neumaier of New York Daily News.
“Apollo 18” has a running time of 86 minutes and is rated PG-13.
The trailer for “Apollo 18” can be seen in the video player below.