Digital Spy

Search Digital Spy
 

DS Forums

 
 

Apollo 18


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-09-2011, 19:56
spolier
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 377

Anyone seen this or is going to see it? I'm seeing it Friday but not heard much about it.
spolier is offline   Reply With Quote
Please sign in or register to remove this advertisement.
Old 02-09-2011, 12:53
welwynrose
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Welwyn Garden City
Posts: 27,419
Going to see it on Sunday
welwynrose is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2011, 20:06
Syntax Error
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Manchester, England
Posts: 17,490
I'm going next week.

I've been looking forward to seeing it since earlier this year when I saw a poster advertising it in the cinema.

I must admit that I've not heard much about it either.

It's not even reviewed in the Friday film sections of 4 different newspapers I've read to day either, even though Fright Night (which is also out today) has been extensively reviewed.
Syntax Error is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2011, 20:14
rybev
Inactive Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Beverley
Posts: 1,820
Gets a "good" review here:

http://www.themovieboy.com/reviews/a/11_apollo18.htm

I always go by this sites reviews, very detailed and never arse-kissing like Empire's etc.
rybev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2011, 21:50
mr_me
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 525
I have just got back from seeing it, and unfortunately it is not that good. Die hard fans of Paranormal Activity might get a little kick from it, but apart from that avoid.

The main problem with the film is that it is boring. I know that is a pretty lame description, but that's the only way I can put it. 90% of the movie focuses on two astronauts, but their characters are so bland that it is difficult to tell them apart. The scares are not very good either. Most of them come from very cheap "BOO!" moments. They could have done something really creative with it being set on the moon, but they just use methods that have been done a million times before. You don't even get a sense of claustraphobia (two men stuck inside a tiny landing module for goodness sake!)

There are some good points. The damaged found footage look adds a little to the atmosphere, the moon setting is for the most part convincing and you get some lovely shots of the moon.

4 out of 10 for me. And I think I am being generous.
mr_me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2011, 10:41
Kayleigh2010
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Wales
Posts: 1,013
I'm going to see it today, judging by your reviews though i'm not that excited
Kayleigh2010 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2011, 19:12
ASIFZED
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 868
Just returned from seeing this. Absolutely dire movie. Whilst I can stomach other 'found footage' movies, the NASA-style video effect here was really irritating and nearly unwatchable. Constant shakes, transmission blackouts, fuzzy video etc, got real annoying. Very uncomfortable for the duration of the film.

Visual style aside, the film was just plain boring and not once did I experience even the siightest bit of tension or horror. Seriously, nothing happened for ages and my interest was lost. Was this actually supposed to be a horror? The cast are largely unknowns and were okay. But heaven knows how this managed to avoid going straight-to-DVD.

See only if you're at a loose end and have an Unlimited Card. Better still, dig out your copy of Apollo 13 and watch that instead. 2/10 - for the effort only.
ASIFZED is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2011, 19:50
spolier
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 377
I too found it terrible. As a pervious poster said Paranormal Activity fans will get a kick from it. I found it dull and wish I'd seen something else.
spolier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2011, 19:59
Kayleigh2010
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Wales
Posts: 1,013
Saw it today and I didn't think it was that bad. I felt really bad for the atronauts at the end. It really made me jump out of my seat a couple of times. I agree that the the astronauts didn't have that much chemistry though.
Kayleigh2010 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2011, 19:31
biggebruv
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Dublin,Ireland
Posts: 6,443
pants the best one of these type of movies IMO was cloverfield at least you could see what the heck was going on without showing everything of the damm monster

this was crap
biggebruv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2011, 23:04
Rhodes666
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Scotland
Posts: 1,448
Quite enjoyed this movie,makes u wonder though...

Spoiler
Rhodes666 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2011, 00:22
frailfury
Guest
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 6,966
Saw it tonight. Pretty good, but yet again with this 'found camera footage' movies, the ending sucked.
frailfury is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2011, 21:10
Syntax Error
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Manchester, England
Posts: 17,490
I must say that I went to see this today with much trepidation following a large number of poor reviews, but I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised.

I didn't think it was a bad as many people have said it was.

I thought it looked quite authentic & almost believable.

I like the that the audience is left without the full picture of what really happened.

It's not a classic by any stretch, but it certainly isn't as bad as many folk have portrayed it IMHO.
Syntax Error is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2011, 21:46
dishthedirt
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Livingston, Scotland
Posts: 1,748
I thought it was absolutely guff, don't want to spoil it for the poor buggers that might go and see it but the "monsters" were totally ridiculous and disappointing after the tension that the trailer promised.
dishthedirt is offline Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2011, 21:57
Banana Rama
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: London, England
Posts: 2,062
For me this is not just the worst movie of 2011 but the worst movie I have ever seen at the cinema, to say that it is boring is an understatement, and there is absolutely nothing scary about it, a 5 year old would struggle to find this scary. Please can someone explain to me how this movie got rated 15, there is no strong language and no violence, it was more like a PG to be honest. Thank god I went to see this on a tueday when the tickets are half price, i would of been mightily cheesed off if I had paid full price to see this terrible movie. Also, 86 minutes is too short for a movie, in fact the trailers and end credits are about 10 minutes long so your only getting like 76 minutes of movie, when they expect you to pay over 10 for a ticket, its just not value for money at all..............
Banana Rama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2011, 00:04
odz1
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,713
I went to cinema this afternoon to watch this - Terrible boring film.
odz1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2011, 08:58
Bester
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Staffordshire Moorlands
Posts: 8,565
What a shame - on paper it sounded like a good concept.

As it is, don't think I'll bother.
Bester is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2011, 09:04
eduble
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 17,470
I was looking forward to watching this, don't think I'll bother now.
eduble is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2011, 09:08
You_mo
Guest
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 10,767
It can't be worse than The Blair Witch Project? That's my worst ever movie that I was pissed I paid money to see.
You_mo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2011, 09:13
Bester
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Staffordshire Moorlands
Posts: 8,565
^^ For some reason I hated Cloverfield much more than I did The Blair Witch project.

Probably because I expected much more from the former, but it was absolutely dire.
Bester is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2011, 09:54
doublefour
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 5,688
It's not done too bad I think, the jumpy parts are jumpy. They have done them well enough to sneak them up on you. There is some tame backstory, but it is only on for 90 minutes so it is about right for the story that thay have told here, I would still on the whole recommend to someone to try it.
doublefour is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2011, 19:26
Dharma572
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 821
Quite enjoyed this movie,makes u wonder though...

Spoiler
I wondered that! Actually I was wondering:

Spoiler
Dharma572 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2011, 19:26
Alvar Hanso
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Herts
Posts: 2,192
awful
Alvar Hanso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2011, 22:40
Chris1964
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 9,438
I went tonight without any prior knowledge of the film expecting at the least to get some sumptuous space effects.Took me 25 minutes to get used to the seventies home movie style but after this the thing the film reminded me of was an episode of modern Outer Limits series-the only difference being the capsule inhabitants were coming back from Mars.
Wouldnt describe the film as a dead loss, some moments did make me jump and part of me wishes the storyline was true as things would be alot more intriguing if it was.
About twelve in the audience(the air conditioning was trying to create atmosphere as it was bl**dy cold) so it doesnt look like this is going to be Blair Witch in space.
Chris1964 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2011, 01:08
JasonWatkins
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 41,495
Saw it today. Hugely disappointing considering the trailer and the overall concept. Really didn't do anything for me - completely suspense and horror-free and just a real let down.
JasonWatkins is online now Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
 
Reply



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 
Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 18:44.