Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review: If you're hoping for something in the vein of "Paranormal Activity" you won't be disappointed, although the film can be faulted for sticking too close to a familiar formula.
Extra DVD FeaturesL Feature Commentary With Director Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego & Editor Patrick Lussier; Deleted And Alternate Scenes; Alternate Endings.
A team of astronauts that were secretly sent to the moon in the '70s must deal with their own mounting paranoia, and hidden terrors. Apollo 18 purports to be edited footage from a Wikileaks-style website (www.lunartruth.com) outing NASA's long-hidden last lunar voyage. Any doubts about the actual sourcing ought to be put to rest when flashbulbs make audible noises in a near-vacuum, or when the inside of a space capsule proves to have gravity more like a movie soundstage than a moon crater. If you feel like the filmmakers are trying to fool you, this may bother you a lot.
But that's really beside the point. Actual leaked documents would probably cut straight to the chase, but in Apollo 18 we actually spend time with the likable astronauts (Lloyd Owen "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles" and Warren Christie "Magic Flute Diaries") in their space capsule before weird noises over their transmitters develop into power outages, followed by strange injuries, and then...well, it's really best not to reveal too much about the rest of the movie if you plan on seeing it.
Produced by Timur Bekmambetov (director of "Wanted") and directed by Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego "Nómadas") and despite its effective atmosphere, a couple of jump scares and a spooky premise, Apollo 18 simply falls apart in the end. Plus, NASA denies the authenticity of the footage, still, others say this could be the real reason we've never gone back to the moon.