Saturday, 7 January 2012

Apollo 18: blood, guts, and a lot of extraneous tweetering …

Saturday night …

And finally, myself and Kevin D have managed to do something we’ve not managed to do for a while.

Yes, you‘ve guessed it.

Watch …

A FILM.

He says, in a knowing sort of way.

Hmmm …

Which sounds just a bit strange, now I come to put it that way …

At any rate, the film the pair of us managed to catch, tonight … ?

Was the recent DVD release, Apollo 18.

And my word …

I’m thinking it’s a bit of a marmite movie … !

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Apollo 18 is the 2011 release from director, Gonzalo López-Gallego.

Set in 1974*, the film sees three astronaut sent on the hither-too cancelled Apollo 18 mission. A mission that’s now being carried out under the auspices of the US Department of Defence, rather than NASA, so that the astronauts can place scanning devices to monitor Soviet ICBMs.

The problem … ?

The problem being the suspicious noises …

And the hideous, horrific THINGS that turn out to have been on the moon, all these years … !

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Now …

You’re probably wondering what I’m going to tell you about this film, that’ll persuade you to see it … ?

Actually … ?

I’m not sure that I should … !

I DO know that it’s managed to bag itself one of the worst ratings I think I’ve ever managed to hand out: and the same from Kevin as well.

Kevin finding the various research misfires — like the way the astronauts DIDN’T walk accurately on the moon, even given the films budget — way too distracting to allow him to suspend his disbelief, and I finding the fact Kevin can be entertainingly passionate about films that are annoying him to be possibly the ONLY entertaining thing about it.

Actually … ? If you ever DO met Kevin D, feel free to ask him about Apollo 18, but bear in mind, he’s going to get a touch … um … yeah, that’s the word … !


Apollo 18
Kevin ☆☆☆
Paul ★☆☆☆
Average ½






* And trust me, there’s arguments about THAT … !

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