This was a grand disappointment. It has some nice atmosphere and style to compliment its ultimately shaky idea, but overall, it's dry, noneventful, a tad too thin on characterization, and the ending doesn't make much sense. Let me put it this way; how are we seeing the footage? That's all I will say.
Truly awful "found footage" sci-fi horror film about NASA's supposedly top secret final moon mission, that goes horribly awry when moon rocks come to life and start attacking the astronauts. Sounds like a B-movie from the 1950, but no, it's worse, because it takes itself so seriously. It's a ludicrous, boring, laughable mess.
Keith Phipps gave this an F, presumably because he's having a bad day. I understand that modern films aren't "what they used to be" but if you aren't willing to give low-budget horror films a chance, especially one with so much thought put into the craft, then what the fuck are you doing volunteering to watch it? I watch horror films for a living and I thought it was pretty frightening and thoughtfully made. Sue me.
This was an interesting failure. It fails because the characters' emotional reactions to the situations they are in often don't come off realistic, and that is a HUGE mistake for a movie like this. Having said that, the premise is interesting, and there are moments of the film that do hit the right note. There are sections that are quite scary and suspensful. The cinematography and style are quite good too.
Don't understand all the negative reviews. This is one of the better found footage films in the last decade. Taught, atmospheric, tense. Somewhat rushed ending, with a rather unbelievable communication with Houston, but other than that -- highly recommended.