Parents' Guide to

Apollo 18

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Fake moon-landing chiller is no Blair Witch in space.

Movie PG-13 2011 88 minutes
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age 15+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 14+

It was kinda pathetic

Apollo 18 had to be one of the worst yet stupidest movies I’ve ever seen, but like it’s not 12/12/12 bad but with the moon rock turning spiders was a stupid idea and really only scare someone with a severe phobia of spiders.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
age 16+


Possibly the worst film I have ever see .... zzzzzzz

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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The fake "found footage" genre has really started to wear out its welcome; this movie really shows the drawbacks and limitations of the format. APOLLO 18 always seems like an attempt at a scary movie edited by scary movie-makers, rather than an actual document from the NASA vaults. It's never convincing, except perhaps for the pre-flight interviews conducted on Earth. And the picture's constant twitching and dropping out gets annoying.

On the moon, there's hardly any drama or character development to keep things moving. The moon monsters -- when they're finally revealed -- are fairly pathetic, and we barely know the characters, so there's no one to root for. What's more, the film's general tone is so downbeat and hopeless that it's not the least bit fun. The best thing you can say about this movie is that it's not too long.

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