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"APOLLO 18"
(2011) (Warren Christie, Lloyd Owen) (PG-13)


Alcohol/Drugs Minor
Blood/Gross Stuff Heavy
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Heavy
Frightening/Tense Scenes Extreme
Gun/Weapons Minor
Imitative Behavior Moderate
Jump Scenes Heavy
Music (Scary/Tense) None
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Heavy
Sex/Nudity Mild
Smoking Minor
Tense Family Scenes Moderate
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Heavy


QUICK TAKE:
Sci-fi/Horror: In 1974, a secret mission to the moon results in two astronauts having to deal with an alien infestation.
PLOT:
In 1974, two astronauts, Nathan (LLOYD OWEN) and Ben (WARREN CHRISTIE), are sent on a secret mission to the moon where they are tasked with setting up special equipment that will help keep tabs on the Russians and other threats to American interests. Almost no one back on Earth knows they are there. Not their families, not the public, and only a select few members of NASA and the government.

Once they set down on the moon, they quickly discover an abandoned Russian space module with plenty of fuel and power. They find blood inside the ship, and Ben ventures into a nearby crater and finds the corpse of a lone cosmonaut. Back at their own ship, Nathan and Ben start to have strange experiences. They hear sounds outside. They find footprints that do not appear to be human. The American flag they planted is stolen. Upon takeoff, something or someone damages their ship and they cannot leave.

Nathan attempts to repair the damage from the outside. To Ben's horror, he watches at Nathan starts to struggle and scream that there is something inside his spacesuit. Ben manages to get Nathan back into the module. But soon, it becomes clear that some sort of extraterrestrial creature has infected Nathan. With their communications offline, the two start to suspect that the government has sent them there on purpose and that they are monitoring their plight from afar with little care as to the outcome.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Some older teens may be lured by the film's "Blair Witch" conceit and monster-movie elements.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For disturbing images and language.


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