I like found footage movies. There have been some bad ones, for sure, but I like the concept when done right. I think it really puts the audience in the moment and the world of the film, but I understand that it's a horror genre subset that gets a lot of criticism, simply because it's been copycatted to death after BLAIR WITCH. But I think APOLLO 18 is different. For one thing, if the film taps into the utter desolation and quiet nature of space, I think it could be pretty damn scary. We'll know September 2, 2011! Official synopsis:
Officially, Apollo 17, launched December 17th, 1972 was the last manned mission to the moon. But in December of 1974, two American astronauts were sent on a secret mission to the moon funded by the US Department of Defense. What you are about to see is the actual footage which the astronauts captured on that mission. While NASA denies its authenticity, others say it’s the real reason we’ve never gone back to the moon.
Here's the new trailer:
I'm a NASA Apollo junkie so this is right in my wheelhouse. Nordling, out.