posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 06:59 PM
I went to see Apollo 18 wen it first opened several months ago. As my headline says and it dares repeating, it was a real stinker.
I am a long-term sci-fi fan of books and movies and somewhat educated in how and why movies are made. Those are about my only qualifications in
claiming that I wasted my nine bucks on that travesty.
It is not a space movie. It is a gothic horror movie (of extremely poor quality) set in space with minimal cast, sets, and sadly, script. I won't
go into the details of my objects except one observation and one bit of info. The info is that the movie instantly disappeared from the theaters and
here it is now on DVD. That is telling. I suggest tat you don't spend more on the DVD than you would have at the theater. It will be a classic in
my view, however, as absolutely the worst movie I have every seen of any type in my long years.
About half way through the movie it dawned on my why there was so much intense and over-the-top noise and screaming put into the sound track. I can
imagine the producer looking at the poor quality hand-held camera gimmicky results and saying, "Oh, dear (put in your own expletive) we can fix that.
Get the audio people in here."
In watching the movie you begin to wonder where all of the sounds are coming from in that little LEM and in those space suits. It was a clever move
to attempt to overload your auditory senses and substance to the tale, but even that did not work, it merely was a clear sign that they knew it was
bad from beginning to end and tried to distract the viewer with an audio assault.
I have never walked out on a bad movie in my life, but if not for my companion, I would have on this one--only to learn later that she felt the same
as I. And so did two others that i queried as we left.
Some bad movies are campy and even funny. This dog is not one of that breed. Hwever, it will be a classic...of sorts.