Trailer Watch: Apollo 18

The found footage genre continues with the first trailer for Apollo 18.

From Trailer Addict:

Officially, Apollo 17, launched December 17th, 1972, was the last manned mission to the moon. But a year later, in December of 1973, 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.

While this looks like it could be a fun sci-fi horror, I have one nit-picky problem. The footage starts out appropriately grainy for the era, it later just looks like they took HD footage and dirtied it up a little. It doesn’t feel as dirty and unfocused as it should. A small issue, but one I noticed.

Apollo 18, directed by Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego and produced by Timur Bekmambetov, hits theaters April 22, 2011.

Posted on February 18, 2011 at 22:05 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink
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  1. Written by Arkonbey
    on February 21, 2011 at 02:56
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    I noticed the HD change, too. The other thing that bugs me is the large amount of hand-held stuff when the astronauts get all panicky. Just like in Cloverfield, people would not continue picking up a camera when things go all wahoonie shaped. I know they did it because just using the stationary cameras would be boring. But, I find ‘found footage’ films to be boring and lazy.

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