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The Buzz:

     So I evidently have a burning desire to see every found footage style film available on Netflix, and this one was a recent update to the site.  The main difference with this particular film is that I actually remember hearing about it and seeing commercials; most of these types of movies do not get press.  This film hypothesizes that Apollo 17 was not the last trip we took to the moon, that there was one in secret that ended poorly to say the least.  To give an idea of what to expect the tag line is, “There’s a reason we didn’t go back”, and the reason evidently was because 90 minutes feels like an eternity there.  Without further delay I present to you my latest in my increasing obsession, maybe fetish with found footage, enjoy and remember not to go to the moon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Life of the Party:

     The storyline of this film is actually pretty solid, and if tweaked a little differently it could have been tense and thrilling; the setting was ripe for that kind of feel.  The effects used on the film had to look aged as the story was taking place in the heyday of space travel.  They did a hell of a job with the costuming, and the sets matched that perfectly.  I really got sucked into the feel of the film.  As in most found footage films the action is always at the corner of your eye and leaves you guessing what exactly you saw.  Also the last ten to fifteen minutes of the film keep you going and provides a hell of an ending.

 

Yeah, this doesn't work out...

 

Possible Hangovers:

     While the last 15 minutes makes the film worth a watch there happens to be 65 to 70 minutes before that of the everyday life of people on the moon; a lot of sleeping and cliché.  The film just never picks up pace until the end; there is implied terror, but nothing real.  The closest thing you get is some scratching and basically annoyance and coms that go out a lot more than they should.  The saddest part is the big monster reveal…they are fucking rocks with legs.  And my biggest beef, this is found footage…HOW?! They died in space how the fuck did you get his handycam footage?

 

Seriously Rocks with Fucking Legs!

 

The Atmosphere: (Movie Night - House Party)

     This movie needs to have [EDITOR'S NOTE: copious amounts of] alcohol with it if viewed alone, but with friends it could be fun.  Good to have on in the background and watch the final fifteen minutes.  It’s a shame to see something with so much potential just go in a bad direction.

 

Drinking Games:

~Drink when someone is sleeping

~Drink when someone says Houston

~Drink when you hear an odd, but not scary noise

~HARD: Drink when you see moon rocks

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