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#3372151 - 08/22/11 08:58 AM Apollo 18  
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The next "Moon"? IMDB says 5 mil budget, and an interesting topic.
Came out of nowhere, releases in a couple of weeks, 9/2.


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#3372212 - 08/22/11 12:24 PM Re: Apollo 18 [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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Unlike "Moon" though this seems to be a scifi horror film with less of an intellectual aspect. I'll wait for the reviews first before I decide to see it in the theatre.


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I am sure the professional and amateur nit pickers will find plenty to complain about, but it looks like a fun movie.


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#3372412 - 08/22/11 06:41 PM Re: Apollo 18 [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Unlike "Moon" though this seems to be a scifi horror film with less of an intellectual aspect. I'll wait for the reviews first before I decide to see it in the theatre.


I just meant in terms of being low budget but actually hearing about it and finding it interesting. Honestly, I wouldn't have seen Moon in the theater either, but then I rarely get to see anything in the theater these days. LOL
Movies like this get more leeway than big budget Skyline movies.


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#3372415 - 08/22/11 06:44 PM Re: Apollo 18 [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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Originally Posted By: Raw Kryptonite
Movies like this get more leeway than big budget Skyline movies.
I guess "big budget" is a relative term since according to boxofficemojo, the budget for "Skyline" was 10 million which is very modest for a theatrical release.

http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=skyline.htm


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If this is as good as Skyline for half the money.....no, it would still suck I guess.


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Originally Posted By: Dogsbd
I am sure the professional and amateur nit pickers will find plenty to complain about, but it looks like a fun movie.


Nitpicking like "there is no way a Saturn 5 could've launched an entire Apollo CM/SM/lander combo to the Moon in secret"?

Get past that and I suppose it might be an ok film.



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#3372560 - 08/22/11 09:34 PM Re: Apollo 18 [Re: Jedi Master]  
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Originally Posted By: Jedi Master


Nitpicking like "there is no way a Saturn 5 could've launched an entire Apollo CM/SM/lander combo to the Moon in secret"?

Get past that and I suppose it might be an ok film.



Yes, that is nit picking.

Of course a Sat V could never have been launched in secret. But just as unlikely to me is the idea of a bar filled with freakish looking aliens from all over the universe drinking, talking, playing music together. But I liked Star Wars anyway.


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Originally Posted By: Dogsbd
Originally Posted By: Jedi Master


Nitpicking like "there is no way a Saturn 5 could've launched an entire Apollo CM/SM/lander combo to the Moon in secret"?

Get past that and I suppose it might be an ok film.



Yes, that is nit picking.

Of course a Sat V could never have been launched in secret. But just as unlikely to me is the idea of a bar filled with freakish looking aliens from all over the universe drinking, talking, playing music together. But I liked Star Wars anyway.


But you didn't like the twist in "Unknown" so there must be some nitpicking that you accept.


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I'm looking forward to it. Sounds like a fun movie and interesting storyline. And any moon-based movie with today's special effects I'm all in for. And it has an fictional Apollo angle taboot!

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Originally Posted By: Arthonon

But you didn't like the twist in "Unknown" so there must be some nitpicking that you accept.


I've never seen "Unknown" (had to Google it to figure out what it was) so I have no idea what you're talking about.


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Originally Posted By: Dogsbd
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But you didn't like the twist in "Unknown" so there must be some nitpicking that you accept.


I've never seen "Unknown" (had to Google it to figure out what it was) so I have no idea what you're talking about.


My apologies, my memory is going - I thought you had made a comment about it, but now see that I was mistaken. Again, sorry for the confusion.


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#3372787 - 08/23/11 03:38 AM Re: Apollo 18 [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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LOL This nitpicking debate reminds me about a comment Peter Jackson made during the commentary for Fellowship of the Ring. He mentioned that some hardcore LOTR fans complained about the mentioning of tomatoes in the film because the tomato was a food that only existed in the New World and thus could not have existed in the Old World which LOTR was based on. So they have a problem accepting that but no problem at all accepting hobbits, wizards, magic, orcs, etc. biggrin


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LOL!
Remember Battlezone? Pretty cool game set around the time of the moon landing. Alternate timeline etc. If it's in a game it must be possible, right?


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Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
LOL This nitpicking debate reminds me about a comment Peter Jackson made during the commentary for Fellowship of the Ring. He mentioned that some hardcore LOTR fans complained about the mentioning of tomatoes in the film because the tomato was a food that only existed in the New World and thus could not have existed in the Old World which LOTR was based on. So they have a problem accepting that but no problem at all accepting hobbits, wizards, magic, orcs, etc. biggrin



Believe it or not there was some dumba*s whinging in the UK by tree-hugging fluffy liberal colonial-guilt ridden do-gooders who were complaining that Hobbiton was, well, a little too white. And that there were no black, wheelchair-bound or transgendered Hobbits.

You have to wonder about some people.

Oh my, just Googled it and it's still ongoing with The Hobbit. Sigh. Seriously.

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Originally Posted By: Dogsbd

Yes, that is nit picking.

Of course a Sat V could never have been launched in secret. But just as unlikely to me is the idea of a bar filled with freakish looking aliens from all over the universe drinking, talking, playing music together. But I liked Star Wars anyway.




The difference is Star Wars doesn't take place in our world. Apollo 18 supposedly does.

The thing with any fantasy is there's no reality to base it on, and despite some claims to the contrary, SW is fantasy, not SF. There's no scientific basis for the Force, lightsabers, laser "bolts", any of it. Star Trek is the one that made the effort to be possible (if not actually real), SW never bothered because it's a fantasy.

So if I see a film with elves, dwarves, and hobbits and it has a dragon in it, I'm fine with that. If I see a film about the US space program and then there's a dragon attacking the Cape prior to a launch, I'm NOT fine with that. It's the context, not absolutes. If you stick with absolutes, well, pretty much no film is worthwhile because even those based on real events, like Apollo 13, have a lot of fictionalized events and dialogue as filler.


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Conceivably though (not knowing the story of the movie in advance) it's perfectly possibly that it won't be suggested "no-one noticed the rocket".

It could have been explained away as a test of a new unmanned module, a heavy satellite launch using the Saturn-V, any number of feasible constructs.



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While in some cases that would work, the truth is the Saturn 5 was such a high-profile rocket that everyone ever built has been accounted for, as seen here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturn_V#Saturn_V_vehicles_and_launches



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Originally Posted By: Raw Kryptonite
The next "Moon"? IMDB says 5 mil budget, and an interesting topic.
Came out of nowhere, releases in a couple of weeks, 9/2.


whoa! Looks like it could be an entertaining film! thanks for sharing.


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