Thursday, September 22, 2011

Movie Buzz - Apollo 18 and more!

Last weekend I was beat, taken and dragged to the movies. All kidding aside, I headed on down to the local theatres and went to see Apollo 18. From the commercials, I was in shock but at the same time hesitant. The commercial doesn't give us enough background information and knowledge to make an assumption on what's going to happen in the movie. It's got that Paranormal Activity video camera footage, with also a dose of Cloverfield.

I'm not going to spoil the movie at all for you, but I'll tell you what I got out of it, in a nutshell. Three guys get offered by DOD to go on a secret mission to the moon. Nobody except the three men and the DOD program will know about the mission. The guys take off for the moon and arrive shortly after. Two men are on the moon with the space pod and the third is staying in orbit in the spaceship. The first day of data collecting goes pretty well with a couple interruptions and awkward sounds from the distance which leads us to think something wrong is going to happen. And on the second day, the men make a terrible discovery and then... something wrong happens. I'll leave the rest for you to witness yourself, mwahaha.

Now, I must say, the movie does get very confusing. At some points you'll ask yourself "Ok who is talking right now?" It's kind of hard to tell who is talking at points because there's two men in the same identical space suit and the camera isn't focused on their mouths or body language. The camera and video cameras do have some awkward footage and annoying spins (and of course the occasional blank-video-camera-stare-at-the-groud clips.) But aside from that, the movie was great. If you can follow the story line thoroughly you're in for a wild ride and a great movie.

I'd give Apollo 18 a 7/10

Also! Halloween Horror Nights and Howl O Scream will be opening TOMORROW, September 23, 2011. I will be going to Halloween Horror Nights Orlando on Saturday and Howl O Scream next Saturday, October 1st. Expect huge reviews and coverage of the two best events of the year. For more information visit

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