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The APOLLO 18 Trailer Is Up In Glorious Quicktime!

Published at: Feb. 18, 2011, 8:46 p.m. CST

Nordling here.

 
Just sitting here listening to the new Radiohead when this popped up in my Twitter feed.  Very curious about this one, with Timur Bekmambetov producing and Gonzalo López-Gallego directing, this Found Footage movie is based on the premise - what if there was one more manned Apollo mission to the Moon and what happened on that fateful top secret journey?
 
You can download the exclusive iTunes/Quicktime trailer HERE

 
What did you think?  I know people seem tired of Found Footage movies by now, but I'm kind of a NASA junkie so I really liked this tease into some dark happenings on the Moon.  I'm sure our resident astronomer/film fan Copernicus will have an opinion or three on the film when it comes out.  Until then enjoy the trailer!
 
Nordling, out.
 

 

 

 

 

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  • Feb. 18, 2011, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Heck Yes

    by aabiohazard1972

    I want to see this now!

  • Feb. 18, 2011, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Not the movie I was hoping fro, but still looks interesting.

    by Playkins

    Damn, hoping more for some big "secret on the moon" cerebral sort of thing , this kinda just looks like the old "paranoia-in-space" sub-genre. Looks intriguing nonetheless.

  • Feb. 18, 2011, 8:59 p.m. CST

    PARAMORON ACTIVITY

    by YackBacker

    I couldn't even make it through the trailer. So very very dumb.

  • Feb. 18, 2011, 9:02 p.m. CST

    The "found footage" genre has never been good

    by Dr. Egon Spengler

    Why do they keep making this garbage? I feel like I've seen this movie already. Next.

  • Feb. 18, 2011, 9:07 p.m. CST

    PARAMOONAL ACTIVITY

    by sabiansix

  • Yes, idiots who liked Paranormal Activity, like AICN's Capone, who gave it a glowing review and then when it sucked more balls than Elton John temporarily inhabiting the body of Zac Efron he actually had the nerve, no the utterly offensive arrogance, to accuse those same people of, QUOTE, 'buying into the hype!' What an embarrassment to your site! Anyway, this movie looks like shit. Somebody saw the Transformers 3 movie and MOON (which was great!) and then decided that because they were a big fan of Paranormal Activity -- and hey, THAT was made by some average joe moron for 500 bucks, right?? -- they'd whip up their own derivative crapfest in 24 hours!! And here we go!! This movie can piss off.

  • Feb. 18, 2011, 9:09 p.m. CST

    Bug

    by macheesmo3

    in space maybe? Or is it gonna turn out to be some sort of malevolent virus that can somehow cllimb into yer helmet and make ya crazy? either way seems kinda ...meh

  • Feb. 18, 2011, 9:11 p.m. CST

    transformers 3 'movie' = 'trailer'

    by golden tribw

    ... because for 30 seconds I almost thought this was an accidental repost of that

  • Feb. 18, 2011, 9:14 p.m. CST

    I saw Apollo 13, but I didn't see Apollos 14 - 17

    by tonagan

    Will I be able to follow this movie, or will it be too confusing?

  • but that’s when all my troubles began.

  • Isn’t it really a preview?

  • Feb. 18, 2011, 9:33 p.m. CST

    frank

    by unkempt_sock

    they used to come after the movie

  • Feb. 18, 2011, 9:34 p.m. CST

    more

    by unkempt_sock

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trailer_%28film%29

  • Feb. 18, 2011, 9:34 p.m. CST

    sphere on the moon

    by seansnake

    i hope theres a giant golf ball there

  • Feb. 18, 2011, 9:36 p.m. CST

    Dark of the Moon could have been The Inhumans

    by deelzbub

    substitute Black Bolt's face for the robot and you have your Inhumans movie.

  • Feb. 18, 2011, 9:37 p.m. CST

    Blair Witch Project in space

    by Titus05

    I believe the footage is real...NASA coverup...aliens do exist

  • Feb. 18, 2011, 9:37 p.m. CST

    sock

    by Keats

    Thanks. Maybe the term should be updated, then?

  • Feb. 18, 2011, 9:46 p.m. CST

    I think it's a clever take on the found footage...

    by jimmy_009

    ...genre as far as setting goes. The story beats and pacing look to be very familiar though. I hope they can mix it up enough to make it feel fresh. A clever idea alone isn't enough.

  • Feb. 18, 2011, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Eh

    by _Venkman

    Maybe I'll watch it on DVD

  • Feb. 18, 2011, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Hmmm

    by Keith

    Looks weak.

  • Feb. 18, 2011, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Silly.

    by Yaroh_Meringue

    Deeply silly.

  • Feb. 18, 2011, 9:53 p.m. CST

    Wait what?

    by phifty2

    New Radiohead? Is it on Deadairspace?

  • Feb. 18, 2011, 9:56 p.m. CST

    playkins

    by my liege

    Yeah, I agree that it's not the movie I was hoping for. I think I was looking for a more traditional creepy as fuck grey alien skulking around as opposed to a Star Trek TNG infectious alien organism type thing.

  • Feb. 18, 2011, 9:59 p.m. CST

    BSOD my desktop clicking the 720 DL link

    by wintocha67

    You can't explain that?

  • Feb. 18, 2011, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Can Hollywood get walking on the Moon right?

    by Orionsangels

    Did they even study the Nasa films. They're supposed to hop a lot on the moon and move slower. The film Moon got it wrong too. That makes me despise the movie and I boycott it.

  • Feb. 18, 2011, 10:16 p.m. CST

    whole movie in trailer

    by stu_pickles

    i'm drunk

  • Feb. 18, 2011, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Acting Looks Awful

    by ThisBethesdaSea

    Interesting plot...but a quieter more professional film directed by a worthy filmmaker could probably have made a masterpiece out of this mediocrity.

  • Feb. 18, 2011, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Not the movie I was wanting.

    by pushthebuttonmax

    Like others here I wanted something slower and creepier rather than "oh shit it's coming!" With that said, I like how they use a 4:3 aspect ratio. I eat found footage films for dinner and I expect I'll see this one.

  • Feb. 18, 2011, 10:22 p.m. CST

    Took the words right out of my mouth...

    by JackalofBane

    Paranormal Activity in space with alien spiders instead of following demons. Could be good, but that trailer... They took what sounded like an awesome concept and turned it into the most generic haunted house film they possibly could. *sigh*

  • Feb. 18, 2011, 10:26 p.m. CST

    Terrible trailer...

    by pax256

    Its this kind of shit that makes potentially cool sci fi films get trashed. Danny Boyles Sunshine comes to mind. Or some of the Mars flicks... Why the bugs and or evil aliens bs... why not make it more a mystery of modern mythos of ancient civilisations or some such... Wouldnt it be cool if the moon had evidence not just of one past terrestrial civilisation but many? Spanning millions nof years? Different species? Maybe some interacted or co existed? And maybe one or more are still around keeping an eye on us? And maybe the watchers themselves are being watched? No, its gotta be another bughunt... how do I get me out of this chicken outfit...

  • That woulda been boss

  • Feb. 18, 2011, 10:35 p.m. CST

    Looks good to me

    by Geekgasm

    I'd watch it.

  • Feb. 18, 2011, 10:46 p.m. CST

    iTunes/Quicktime = Virus

    by Shubniggorath

    Do you want to install/update this thing that takes over your PC's media preferences and you can never fully install? Yes/No/Aw Fuck Me I'll Wait For Youtube!

  • Feb. 18, 2011, 10:51 p.m. CST

    Russians

    by KnightBorn

    Did I imagine it or did I see a quick shot of the moon lander the Russians planned on sending before too many setbacks and fatalities forced them to give up on the moon? That's an interesting twist if so.

  • Feb. 18, 2011, 10:52 p.m. CST

    And here's yer damn Moon actioner

    by Shubniggorath

    http://ironsky.net/ This thing looks epic as hell.

  • Feb. 18, 2011, 11:06 p.m. CST

    Russian lunar lander

    by KnightBorn

    Yeah, I think that is the Russian lander at 2:08 into the trailer. Cool.

  • Feb. 18, 2011, 11:07 p.m. CST

    Ya the trailer gives away the Russian capsule and helmet...

    by pax256

    While a spoiler the movie can have potentially lots to make up for it... that is if it doesnt waste 60-80% of screen time in bughunt\survival action. If I wanted that Id rewatch the awesome Aliens which I do regularly. Sadly Ap18 seems to be the case. x-P~

  • Feb. 18, 2011, 11:12 p.m. CST

    Ah cool so there ARE Russians after all

    by zillabeast

    Just...not the baddies. Maybe they're responsible for unleashing the baddies.

  • Feb. 18, 2011, 11:21 p.m. CST

    We've Never Gone Back because

    by D o o d

    apollo 17 crew had a party up there but apparently there was no atmosphere!

  • Sorry fellas, but I'm completely DONE with mockumentary found footage style horror. It's in overkill mode now. I'm shocked AICN has not posted the new trailer for INSIDIOUS. Look it up on youtube. Now that looks like a real return to a actual horror movie without the found footage element...Check it out!!!!

  • Feb. 18, 2011, 11:39 p.m. CST

    INSIDIOUS trailer link....sorry Apollo 18 filmmakers

    by TaLoNe

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXURMl8BdMo

  • Feb. 18, 2011, 11:56 p.m. CST

    I wanna check out Radiohead...what album should I start with?

    by 3D-Man

    Oh, and the trailer was disappointing. But I still wanna see the film.

  • Feb. 19, 2011, midnight CST

    FaceHugger

    by corplhicks

    That Face Hugger looking thing??? WTF? So the Moon has nasty life on it or the russians bought it along??

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 12:01 a.m. CST

    SPOILER they find Zod on the moon

    by Inexplicable_Nuclear_Balls

    Planet Houston's in some deep shit now.

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 12:02 a.m. CST

    3d-man

    by phifty2

    That's a tough question man. Start with Ok Computer and Kid A. If you like both of those you're a Radiohead fan. If you like more alt rock then check out The Bends before you give up on them. From there go to In Rainbows, Hail to the Thief, then Insomniac for Kid A V-2.0

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 12:14 a.m. CST

    they stole my idea

    by corplhicks

    I wrote this entire story a year and a half ago-- didn't try to publish it but idea was there-- why we stopped going, it's been 30 years and it's odd etc.. why stop technology that was going great etc... and then we find out why..... and it was that the last mission to Moon we found something that made us never go back !!!!! and it was dangerous life, etc...

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 12:18 a.m. CST

    Did anyone else feel like they saw the whole movie in that 2 minute trailer?

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    Like seriously a more elusive marketingcampaign is what a movie like this needs, that trailer just gave me all i needed to see and now i don't have to see the film

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 12:25 a.m. CST

    I find it confusing...

    by Chewtoy

    ...that the astronauts seem to be treating this as any other Apollo mission. That can't be the case, because they would have to know that it was an entirely covert mission from the start since even the launch was secret. So I don't understand why the trailer seems to show them minding their own business before being ambushed by someone and attacked by space bugs.

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 12:29 a.m. CST

    It's a Lion!! It's huge!

    by Horgy

    No, it's a bug. And it's in my suit! AAAGH moon bugs!

  • The rest of their albums are not as good as those three.

  • but that trailer kinda made "apollo 18" looks like it fits in the lame column with "paranormal activity" now, "The Troll Hunter".. thats a fun little found footage film, well worth your time.

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 12:58 a.m. CST

    ZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    by Darklighter

    The Blair Witch Paranormal trip to the Moon Alice......meh..

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 1 a.m. CST

    braindrain

    by Shubniggorath

    Yeah I know dude, but it's a sneaky bastard. It inevitably finds a way to mess something up down the line. I've just kept it off this PC.

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 1:01 a.m. CST

    Plain and simple... looks fucking stupid

    by DougMcKenzie

    Dumb dumb dumb.

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 1:14 a.m. CST

    maybe they finally found the MONOLITH

    by frank cotton

    or a piece of the SONY SPACE STATION

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 1:22 a.m. CST

    To hell with Radiohead --

    by MooseMalloy

    -- The Cars just put out a new single!

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 1:39 a.m. CST

    I was hoping for another moon battle

    by Astronut

    between Superman and Nuclear Man. That was the shit. So realistic. jk

  • The Fingertips scene would have been epic.

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 1:57 a.m. CST

    Radiohead

    by Rob

    As for Radiohead, All you need is The Bends, OK Computer, and Kid A, and Amnesiac. The other albums' contents are half great/half mediocre. (ie, Pablo Honey, Hail To The Thief, In Rainbows, and the brand new one, The King Of Limbs Already downloaded The King Of Limbs, and listened 4 times start to finish. It's just okay. Trying to absorb it, but it's a little bit underwhelming.

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 2:19 a.m. CST

    Straight to DVD surely???

    by genrefanboy

    How knew making this trailer would be such a bad idea. It looks so bad you could not pay ME to see it........ever!!!

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 2:27 a.m. CST

    Look how easy it is to fake being on the moon

    by TheNipplesofGodReturns

    Makes me wonder if we really went at all

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 2:31 a.m. CST

    Wanna know how to sound like a pretentious shit?

    by gutshot

    Use the word derivative, when describing a movie you don't like. Wanna know how to sound like a snobby asshole? Call people you don't know pretentious. There I got it out of the way, but seriously it's not easy to use that word without sounding like someone trying to sound smarter than he is. also found footage movies, not the best, maybe If it wasn't just" something out there is doing something, better believe me, cause I can't get it on camera for some reason."

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 2:47 a.m. CST

    rlj, Gigantic was a much better looking TMBG movie.

    by jimbojones123

    I hate it when they stray too far from the source material. Squid NASA rocket that looks like Sperm Whale as Lunar Lander escapes. It isn't that hard.

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 3:53 a.m. CST

    bag of shite

    by tazzzer

    I find it difficult to feel any kind of buy-in for this movie and i think the reason is that had there been an Appolo 18 every fucker on the planet would have known about it at least before it got into trouble. This film starts from a premise that they would have hidden the existence of an 18th mission which doesn't fit unless I suppose the story will suggest that NASA secretly found a signal and launched 18 out of everyones site. If so OK but its not exactly an original idea and I agree that its paranormal activity on the moon. Not only that but Transformers: Dark of the Moon has a similar premise really tho with A11 not 18 and with Robots..

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 4:32 a.m. CST

    Disappointment does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    What an awful trailer, the guy's that made it have probably just cost APOLLO 18 a few million in lost ticket sales.<p> It's too long. It shows way too much of the movie (in a chronological way which makes you feel like you've seen the whole thing in abridged form). And it contains some big spoilers, like the Russian moon lander.<p> Imagine how much cooler an impressionistic trailer for this might have seemed. At half the length with some Pink Floyd playing over the top.<p> They blew it... as others have said this trailer makes the movie look like straight to DVD cobblers.

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 4:37 a.m. CST

    Fuck me (not an offer) Haters convention?

    by jack Bauer

    Is this the contest to be the most outspoken hater of a film? Seems so.. You saw 2 mins of a 90+ min film, sure the trailer wasn't overly brilliant but it gave you an idea of what its about. Quite how from 2 mins you can call the film a steaming pile of shit I have no idea. Unless you have the ability to time travel then unless you want to sound stupid then judge just the trailer and not the unseen final product.

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 4:40 a.m. CST

    FUCK found footage movies and handycam garbage.

    by tradeskilz

    God damnit. Why can't this fucking worthless shit die already? I want crisp, clear high definition footage when i watch movies not this low budged shit.

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 4:41 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    When the chief selling point of your film is 'mystery' don't show the whole fucking film in the trailer!! Idiots. The audience sure as fuck aint turning up for the 'big name' stars or the amazing fx cos you couldnt afford any.<p> And the whole, 'alien insect body-snatches man' is so played out. Fuck, Dr McCoy got body snatched at least four times in the original Star Trek tv series.

  • That's all.

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 5:07 a.m. CST

    What a waste of a great concept

    by Scrunchie-Scroochie

    I do not care for this lame "oh no an infectious organism turns people into murderous zombies" bullshit. It's boring. This needed to be done as a proper monster movie, but I guess they didn't have the budget for that.

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 5:11 a.m. CST

    Looks like CRAP to me!

    by Merlin_Ambrosius

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 5:12 a.m. CST

    How about another x-men talkback

    by Merlin_Ambrosius

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 5:12 a.m. CST

    Morons on the Moon

    by veteran_of_mu

    It's appalling the shitheads who made this were funded. Hollywood is off its meds.

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 6:11 a.m. CST

    I hope it's just an awful trailer.

    by David Cloverfield

    I think these found footage movies have a place in modern cinema. They make two or three every year, I enjoy at least one of them. Yeah I know it requiers the viewer to "play pretend" but I enjoy that. REC and Cloverfield were aces. Here, the conspiracy angle and the russian moonlander makes me hopeful that this is just misrepresented. But if it's paced like Blair Witch and Paranormal activity, then fuck this movie. I'll wait for the revies. Also: I don't really get the love for Moon. Tremendous acting, but to mention it in the same sentence as 2001 is batshit insane. If you don't care about the science of spaceflight i see how you can find 2001 boring, it spends a lot of time flashing out the details and does it in really wonderful way. In Moon fuck all happens and the science is all wrong. Yeah it's nice to have a thinking man's science fiction again, without explosions and CGI aliens, but it's only a pretty a good Outer Limits episode. It's good for a watch but not a great film. Now if they finally decided to make Ringworld - a thinking man's science fiction with cool ass visuals and crazy adventures... I think it could make Avatar numbers...

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 6:15 a.m. CST

    Needs more Bieber!

    by Dhaemon

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 6:46 a.m. CST

    The trailer is pretty awful and amateurish

    by AlienFanatic

    At least from the trailer, it looks like a pretty low-budget effort with some hammy acting. I was rather hoping it'd be something else. I'm also not sure that the "found footage" works for something like this. The genre is feeling very tired, and this seems a stretch.

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 6:51 a.m. CST

    Alien meets Dawn of the Dead... on the Moon

    by snappy

    is how the pitch to the studio went. This looks like all colours and flavours of shit rolled into 90 minutes. There is no chance of me forking out money to watch this dross.

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 7:06 a.m. CST

    Grey Aliens??

    by giangrosso

    I hope the aliens are not depicted rubbish , i want a decent film that depicts alien GREYS! Id love to see a dark r-rated film of men in black

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 7:17 a.m. CST

    This looks like the stupidest thing ever...

    by justmyluck

    ...so stupid, I hope it BOMBS so hard, the roof flies off DIMENSION'S marketing department.

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 7:30 a.m. CST

    jack bauer...

    by Dr. Egon Spengler

    Quit being a sucker. You know this movie is going to suck, the trailer pretty much laid this out for you. You know it just like the rest of us. It's pretty easy now a days to see when a movie is going to suck based off the trailers alone. I'd go far as to say AICN talkbackers are right 9 times out of 10 when judging a movie by its trailer alone. Join the crowd and do some hatin'!

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 7:30 a.m. CST

    Shit, another Monster movie?

    by Drath

    Not having it. We should hang our heads in shame that we never did go back if only because it enabled this schlock to get made.

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 7:40 a.m. CST

    Hello to Jason Isaacs

    by my liege

    Remember that bit in Signs where the alien is on that camera footage and everyone shits themselves? That's the kind of thing this movie needs. This movie looks like an X-Files pre-credits scene.

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 8:27 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    my liege, remember that bit in SIGNS when M Knight Shymalan cast himself as a good ol' boy farmer wearing a check shirt.<p> Yup, it kinda stood out didn't it.

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 8:41 a.m. CST

    M Knight

    by ThisBethesdaSea

    casted himself as a doctor. Do your research before you post.

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 8:51 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    um.. M Knight cast himself as a doctor in SIXTH SENSE. In SIGNS he was just some random farmer guy who ran over Mel Gibson's wife*.<p> *later discovered to be a hit organised by Gibson himself to stop the bitch from releasing taped 'oven dodger' conversations.

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 8:54 a.m. CST

    Moon? Go and watch MOONTRAP

    by quintana007

    Bruce Campbell and Walter Koenig at least know they're in a bad movie

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 8:55 a.m. CST

    Found footage...

    by Devilman666

    So if it's a movie made with found footage, then it means that there was a Apollo 19 then? Or who else found that footage ON THE MOON?? Unless of course, they manage to leave the moon and get back to Earth... So many unanswered questions in that trailer!! Gahhh I will have to see the movie to know the answer...

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 8:59 a.m. CST

    do your research cuz yer wrong again

    by ThisBethesdaSea

    Wrong again. DO YOUR FUCKING RESEARCH. He was a doctor, but Mel Gibsons character would call him about the animals.

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 9:25 a.m. CST

    Paranormal Activity on the moon.

    by Jaster

    No. FUCKING. Thank you.

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Boo! Yeah, not that scary.

    by SmokingRobot

    And if this footage was on the moon and we never went back how was it 'found'? Looks pretty bad. I saw 'P.A.' at home and thought it was a nice little scary story. Clever and pretty well done. Certainly worth 90 minutes of my time.

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Apollo 18.5

    by IceTitan

    Excellent (and hilarious) point devilman. "Apollo 19" would be a pretty hard sell if the public had no idea about the catasrophic Apollo 18 mission. I'm now genuinely curious to see who found this footage.

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 10:49 a.m. CST

    No bugs, no aliens. They become lunatics

    by Ingeld

    The moon simply makes them crazy; one is doing it to the other secretly and then by the end not secretly. Ho, hum.

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 10:52 a.m. CST

    gutshot, could you say anything dumber??

    by golden tribw

    Nothing is worse than applying the label 'derivative' to a movie you don't like, you say. What about those times when YOU DISLIKE A MOVIE BECAUSE IT'S FUCKING DERIVATIVE, YOU UTTER IDIOT???

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 10:56 a.m. CST

    I can't believe how...

    by 7Cal

    ...boring that trailer was. Can't imagine sitting through 90 minutes of that shit.

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 10:56 a.m. CST

    So this is like the movie leviathian, but on the Moon.

    by Dhaemon

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Supposedly, Neil Armstrong...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...who, rumor has it saw some very strange and huge alien devices on the moon, told a reporter that we "were warned off" the moon and after that, "there were no more plans for a moon base" and the subsequent Apollo missions became just grab-some-rocks-and-go missions.

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Like new season of Survivor: good premise, poor execution

    by Stormwatcher

    I went into Survivor thinking, they won't tell anyone about redemption, and then when the merge happens its all the voted out players in one tribe vs the others...now that would be badass...... just like this movie, great idea, and now it sucks.

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Hard to hide an extra Saturn V launch

    by catlettuce4

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 11:26 a.m. CST

    I always watch a trailer with an open mind..

    by gabbygall

    ..even if the initial comments on a talkback dismiss it, but on this occasion I think the general vibe is right - this looks shit. Genre has been done to death now - so I`d expect Hollywood never to visit it again... right?

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Uh, actually that's not what happened. But Armstrong

    by UltraTron

    said there were giant menacing starships, a mining operation and more on the dark side. He said they were warned off the moon and after that there was no question of building a base or lunar city. That's what the first man who landed on the moon said in an interview. Look it the fuck up. Also NASA found tons of shit like a lunar facility with glowing domes and city structures that all have names assigned them by NASA -and went before congress with it only to have all relevant evidence disappear during the hearing. Look it the fuck up. Also Russian scientists and high level NASA techs that have come forward confirm Armstrong. The ruskies recorded all the communications too. So basically when you read up on who is saying these things- they're all people who invented the systems to control automated flights to the moon and shit. People with pedigrees

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 11:46 a.m. CST

    The idea is wholly retarded

    by D.Vader

    And requires a HUGE suspension of disbelief. That said, it could be cool, but the idea of an Apollo mission being a front to discover Transformers on the dark side of the moon is much much more believable.

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 11:51 a.m. CST

    How in the Hell are they gonna spread this out for 2 hours?

    by Coughlins Laws

    With only two guys and the restrictions of space suits and the rovers, it seems like this whole movie should only be 20 minutes...

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 11:59 a.m. CST

    A challenge to everyone who hated it.

    by v3d

    Make a better movie. Seriously. The found footage genre is the least expensive film genre. Paranormal Activity was made for only $11000. I'm no math whiz,but that means 20 Talkbackers would only to have to pony up $550 each. Take a Flip cam, a few weekends, and voila! Movie magic. On every Talk Back there are an endless stream of rants on how it's done wrong. Well, I'd like to see what the collective minds here would do. Really, it would be an interesting experiment.

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 12:23 p.m. CST

    STOP MAKING SHITTY MOVIES, HOLLYWOOD IDIOTS

    by HaterofCrap

    and fuck that quicktime site, it never fucking works. as if that trailer is worth seeing in hd, anyway.

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 12:39 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    v3d, nice 'challenge' I think what most of us are reacting to at this stage is how bad the 'trailer' is, not necessarily how bad the movie is.<p> If the challenge were to cut a better trailer, and I had access to all footage from the movie, then yes - I believe without a shadow of a doubt that I could do that.<p> I'd use the 'Great Gig In The Sky' music from Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side Of The Moon' and play up the mystery of the premise in a 90 second 'mood piece'.<p> Also funny to see the talkback so unanimous in negative opinion - the one guy that says he 'really liked' it is Nordling the guy that posted the article! And he's the one we trust for our movie reviews? Hhahahahhaha!!

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 2 p.m. CST

    by MikeTheSpike

    Nordling, nobody cares what music you listen to. Nobody.

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Better trailer here

    by ObiBen

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtERZW63jF8

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Dimension... always low budget. Remember that, folks.

    by Mennen

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 2:36 p.m. CST

    v3d, that's such a cop-out. The whole, "If you haven't done it yourself,

    by Coughlins Laws

    you can't criticize" yarn is REALLY old and tired. Look, I'm free to criticize anything I want. They want MY money. I don't like the look of this, the premise, OR the actors. I don't have to be in the movie business to tell you that. I don't have to a serial killer to say that the BTK killer became too cocky and his arrogance got him caught. I could've done better (i.e.-not gotten caught). It's a stupid tactic designed to shut down debate. I don't think the guy from RedLetterMedia can be a successful movie maker (outside his funny reviews) but that doesn't mean I don't think he's got a lot of valid critiques of the prequels. Also, if you're gonna go down the road you're trying to go, you can apply to ANY criticism. I don't have to be able to raise a $1 billion to run for President to tell you I don't like alot of Barack Obama's agenda. I don't have to have been a soldier to tell you I don't like how the last 2 President's have treated the Afghan war. I don't have to be a deepsea fisherman to tell you I don't like tunafish. Anyone has the right to criticize anyone else for any reason. We can then apply the weight we want to to their opinion validness...

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Validness=Validity

    by Coughlins Laws

    Sorry, brainfart...

  • waste of government money that there is. The entire department should be shut down and the money saved. This should NOT be something taxpayers should be paying for, IMHO...

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Too 'space geeky' for the audience its made for

    by DiscreetFighterAlpha

    Dumbasses like shit like this to be in the typical haunted house, or in the woods. Morons aren't scared of aliens, they're scared of TEH DEVILLL! So, this movie is bound to alienate everyone. Goob job, guys.

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 3:26 p.m. CST

    New Radiohead album

    by proevad

    is beautiful.

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 3:38 p.m. CST

    It's put me in such a good mood

    by proevad

    enjoy these... http://www.thisisnotporn.net/

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Disappointing is an understatement

    by ugh

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Lame is an understatement

    by Dkev00

    This is going straight to the bargain bin at WalMart. I am over the "found footage" shit.

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Retard whining about Quicktime

    by quantize

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 4:11 p.m. CST

    ..if you have an issue with Quicktime

    by quantize

    learn how to use windows...fucking losers

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 4:13 p.m. CST

    New Radiohead album...is just OK

    by quantize

    tune-wise it's 'nice' lots of nods from everyone to Eno and Flying Lotus...but it's got the same problem as the previous lp...tends to wash over and is a bit forgettable. The Radiohead lionising needs to ease up a little

  • It's just H.264 in a stupid incompatible container that requires software that breaks other video tools. No thanks.

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Post the fucking Insidious trailer.

    by pushthebuttonmax

    It looks great, and it has Rose fuckin Byrne. Come on, I'm pretty sure you guys did a story on it not long ago.

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 4:29 p.m. CST

    @coughlinslaw

    by PleaseWipeMyAss

    you're a fucking retard

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Predictable, by the numbers crap

    by BradZuhl

    So what's so cool about this? Looks like a hundred other movies, story-wise.

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 4:51 p.m. CST

    I don’t think NASA is a waste of money

    by Keats

    We are going to need to colonize other planets at some point, or die out as a species. That wouldn’t be so bad from my perspective, but the people of the future might see it differently. If we don’t keep a space program going, we won’t be prepared by the time this becomes necessary. Stephen Hawking agrees with me.

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Was that it?

    by blackflowerX

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Are Dina Meyer and Casper Van Dien going to kill the bugs??

    by DC Luder

    Passing on Apollo18 unless Neil Patrick Harris and the gang save the day... but all sorts of stoked for Insidious. Yeah for Patrick Wilson being in an scary movie without having a freaky ass girl trying to castrate him!

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 7:39 p.m. CST

    I never said you used the word incorectly

    by gutshot

    Just that even if it is used how it is supposed to be, you run the risk of sounding like a cunt. And anyway it's so subjective, because some movies pay homage, or utilize previus themes well, or are derivative and a huge deciding factor between the first two which are positive, and the last one which is negative is weather the person talking about the movie likes it or not. You could say blade runner, alien, and the fifth element are derivative of möbius comics, rather than inspired by them... That is something one could say, not myself because I like all those movies. Just like you could say drag me to he'll was derivative of Sam ramie's earlier films, but it got surprisingly good reviews. I could say AVP was derivative of the first resident evil movie, because it was made by the same people, they used a 3d holographic map thing in both, and the same black guy got cut in to cubes. Once with lasers, and once with a razor preditor net. I could say it was derivative, but I don't. Because I don't enjoy sounding like a douche bag.

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 7:49 p.m. CST

    Error 47. Invalid URL.

    by JediTray

    I watched and then wanted to download to my drive, then got the error above.

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Looks like a lot of fun!

    by heyscot

    That's one I'd like to see, it looks like a lot of fun!

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Attack of the Show is the best show ever

    by lv_426

    I will probably like this film then, even though I didn't watch the trailer. Somebody should do a found footage film about finding Bigfoot, as long as they blur out his big Yeti cock.

  • Especially if it showed the start of the panic/pandemic, and went all the way to the end of or rebuilding of civilization. Or maybe a faux doc would be cool too. Sorta like how District 9 started out, but keeping the documentary style for the whole film. And yes, I know if REC, but didn't that one take place over the course of a single night, and was shot by a news crew? No one has done a longer take on a zombie outbreak in documentary style.

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Utter Crap :(

    by Longtime Lurker

    Sorry but it is. Also, even the trailer is too long by about 30 seconds. It doesn't take that long to set up the concept. I was ready to "walk out" even before the trailer was over. Does remind me of the one of the first ever MTV ads, though... the one with the rapid fire quick cut shots of the astronaut saluting the MTV flag. Most of you kids are probably a little young to remember that. :) That was back when Martha Quinn and Nina Blackwood were the latest thing and when MTV actually played MUSIC on occasion. :)

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 11:04 p.m. CST

    Yep, I'd rather watch Moontrap too

    by Nem_Wan

    Exact same plot but more action from the looks of it.

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Kinda disappointed

    by Kammich

    I liked the subject matter... the found footage sub-genre CAN be effective if done right... and Timur Bekmembatov has never really let me down(sue me, I like the guy's stuff, even to the point that a producer cred piques my interest). But this trailer falls flat for me. Seems like it takes too long to get to a lackluster plot payoff. But with that said, there are a ton of films that i LOVE that had lackluster initial trailers. I know this property ignited a bidding war and immediately had some A-list talent trying to attach their names to it. So I'll give it the benefit of the doubt, for now. I guess I was just expecting a little... more?

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 11:26 p.m. CST

    lv_426 - Diary of the Dead?

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    It was terrible. But I thought that was supposed to be documentary Zombie movie. Wasn't there another one that Blair Witch ripped off the style of that was zombies too?

  • Feb. 20, 2011, 12:02 a.m. CST

    pleasewipemyass and tvs-frank, why should I spend money and

    by Coughlins Laws

    give a shit about people 500 to 1000 years from now? Do you think people from 1000 years ago gave a shit about me? NASA's a complete waste of money. As far as colonizing other planets, are you shitting me? They can't even get someone to Mars and back and won't be able to even attempt to for decades. How the Hell are they gonna get humans to another planet out of our solar system? It's never happening. Warp drive is a fantasy. You've watched too much Star Trek and Star Wars. It would take hundreds of years to get humans to another habitable world. It's never happening...

  • Feb. 20, 2011, 12:22 a.m. CST

    Well, it may happen...

    by Dr. Egon Spengler

    ...none of us will be around to see it, though.

  • Feb. 20, 2011, 2:24 a.m. CST

    domi'sinnerchild

    by lv_426

    I guess I had a memory lapse, because I can't believe I didn't think of Diary of the Dead. Although, I didn't really like Diary much at all. It didn't look like a real documentary, and didn't take things very seriously. I'm thinking a zombie documentary that is serious and is shot like a real doc. Diary was too over-lit and just didn't capture a real-life feel to things. I'm thinking more in line with the scene in Signs, where the kids at the birthday party are being videotaped and then they all run to the window and the alien walks out between the alleyway. That was serious and felt like real honest to goodness amateur video footage. A zombie doc/found footage film like that, but one that spans a long period of time, has never been done as far as I know, or at least not been done successfully.

  • Feb. 20, 2011, 2:47 a.m. CST

    @orionsangels

    by ihatefanboys

    i know he posted two days ago about hollywood not ever getting walking on the moon right and it made him despise the movie because of it... wow...really ? its a movie. sick of these losers looking for realism in a movie. i saw moon, never noticed they were "Bouncing" wrong. maybe u should be trying to get a chick to "bounce" on your dick. u sound way too uptight

  • Feb. 20, 2011, 3:30 a.m. CST

    WTalkbackers- help me with which movie I'm thinking of...

    by Playkins

    What's the one done docu-style about the people that hunt trolls and other medieval-type monsters? I think it was a foreign film. It came out fairly recently but I can't find anything about it.

  • Feb. 20, 2011, 3:33 a.m. CST

    Nevermind, found it.

    by Playkins

    I might have had the presence of mind to think of searching for "troll hunters" if it wasn't 1:30am and I didn't have six beers in me.

  • Feb. 20, 2011, 11:38 a.m. CST

    prestigeworldwide: I concur

    by Playkins

    I wouldn't go so far as saying it was ruined, but "Sunshine" suffers from what I call "Boyleism": An incredible film that falls apart and gets two steps too close to manic in the third act. Seriously, pretty much all his movies do the same thing.

  • Feb. 20, 2011, 12:34 p.m. CST

    The real stupidity of canceling Apollo 18

    by Nem_Wan

    The hardware was already built. There are three complete Saturn V vehicles lying on their sides as exhibits because we decided man on the moon was old news. Because NASA and its contractors didn't downsize but continued other projects, the real "savings" of not flying the remaining moon missions was, incredibly, only $30-40 million. For an inkblot in the federal budget, we squandered a capability it would now cost $200 billion to reacquire. Apollo 17 was the first to spend 3 whole days on the moon's surface and was the only crew to include an actual scientist explorer. We were just getting started.

  • Feb. 20, 2011, 12:52 p.m. CST

    coughlin laws is right. We're all dead when this

    by UltraTron

    planet ignites. There is no better place in the universe. Any astronaut will tell you a gas-station toilet is heaven compared to anywhere in space. Toilet got air and water. Nuff said. We need to dig cities miles underground. 3 miles should be safe from any solar blasts. We need to start thinking of the earth as the space station it is. We need better shields and there's tons of real estate underground. If anyone has disallusions pertaining to the exponential masses arriving in 2030. In other words- if you've somehow convinced yourself that there's enough resources for them. Then you must be thinking underground expansion and locust meat becoming the #1 protein source. Also there better be more water underground

  • Feb. 20, 2011, 12:56 p.m. CST

    There is nothing that makes any sense about the

    by UltraTron

    way these missions suddenly ended except what Armstrong and others have said. We were kicked off the moon. Space station or unlimited land to make a lunar base? You do the math on which is more practical.

  • Feb. 20, 2011, 5:35 p.m. CST

    thanks viggeo_morgenstein

    by lv_426

    I do what I can now that my home Hadley's Hope got infested, and last I heard, went up mushroom cloud style. Luckily, I was able to get a hold of the only company freighter left on Acheron before those damn xenomorphs had the chance to mouth-rape me with one of those little face hugging bastards. Speaking of which, I'm glad you didn't get Dee pregnant. How is the gang at Paddy's these days anyways?

  • Feb. 20, 2011, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Moon Landing Conspiracy Nuts...

    by Partyslammer

    Really, whatever the dosage is, change it. We landed 6 Apollo manned missions on the Moon. We didn't find any lunar cities, covert NASA mining colonies, we weren't run off the Moon by angry aliens. Case closed.

  • Feb. 20, 2011, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Bloody MOV format

    by The StarWolf

    Not working properly ... again. If only people were more computer literate, maybe enough would recognize what a crappy format MOV is and it would finally fade into a richly deserved irrelevance.

  • Feb. 20, 2011, 10:51 p.m. CST

    prestigeworldwide

    by Smack_Teddy

    i agree Boyle has the John Carpenteritis, and that fella is fairly 2 dimensional but despite that i think Sunshine managed to go a bit furthur with the overall structure and layout and ideas-themes in the script. It doesnt spoil Sunshine for me, but it is its obvious flaw or hiccup.

  • Feb. 21, 2011, 6:51 a.m. CST

    And I Just Completely Lost Interest In This Movie

    by kevinwillis.net

    Really? Crazy infection? Make's em whacky? Ooh, and everybody ends up dead? I really want to sit through that.

  • Feb. 21, 2011, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Flag on the Moon. How did it get there?

    by BandysTract

  • Feb. 21, 2011, 2:31 p.m. CST

    *SPOILER* They`re not even really on the moon.

    by Elgyn6655321

    There`s your twist ending.

  • Feb. 21, 2011, 4:02 p.m. CST

    The trailer looks horrible.

    by SuperFinn

    I am disappoint.

  • Feb. 21, 2011, 7:40 p.m. CST

    moontrap, lifeforce, leviathan, alien, etc

    by zenzmurfy

    Sigh... Looks like yet another alien infection story.

  • Feb. 22, 2011, 2:54 a.m. CST

    "In A World".....

    by sns

    God this crap is so predictable...... ugh..