This is the official movie trailer for Apollo 18, a documentary-style thriller which purports to tell the real story of the final, covert mission NASA sent to the moon. It doesn’t obviously, but it makes for a good film regardless.
The idea behind Apollo 18 is that NASA dispatched one last set of astronauts to the moon in a mission that has since been covered up. And that this is the found video footage showing what happened.
It’s a clever idea, although it can be surmised simply with the term, ‘Blair Witch In Space’. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t a good plot, just that it isn’t entirely original. Regardless, a lot of people are talking about this film as being a sleeper hit.
Apollo 18 opened on Friday (Sept. 2), so we’ll soon know if the finished product lives up to the considerable hype surrounding it. My guess is it won’t, because movies very rarely do.