I have just started and join in this forum site today ( Sunday, 16th October, 2011 )and would like to share my opinion on the recently released movies called "Apollo 18" which had it's released date on 2nd September, 2011. In the beginning I went to the cinema with great anticipation of the movie because the movie claim that it is a real story told based on the incident which is evident from the archived film footage featuring shocking event that terrified the astronauts and send chilling fear up their spine. Apparently one of the astronauts had a close encounter and suffered alien infection that turn him into a deranged behavior creature that scares the hell out of his fellow astronaut buddy who fled for his life. As for my final verdict on this movie is that the frightening concept plays well with the anticipated moment of suspense shown in the video footage.
One big let down though is the plot of the story which in this case assumed to be the actual account to the tragic end for the Apollo 18 crew members. The suspicion of the authenticity of the footage is in question as well because it does look like a Hollywood produced film quality piece. At the final climax of the movie, audience are left with nearly bare glimpse of the alien which are more of a disappointing anti-climax after almost one and half hours being led through the so called actual footage.
For those who have seen this movie what are your expectation before and after watching this so called actual event which may be the reason why mankind never return to the moon again !
Please share your thoughts and expression on "Apollo 18 - The Movie " which are very much welcome to participate in the discussion.