History Film / Apollo18

6th Sep '15 10:14:39 PM KYCubbie
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Implausible Deniability: The head of the distributor balked at the notion that it was a work of fiction.
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* ImplausibleDeniability: Not in the film itself, but in the publicity. In an interview with ''Entertainment Weekly'', Bob Weinstein, the head of the film's distributor Dimension Films, said: "We didnít shoot anything; we found it. Found, baby!" Uhhh... sure Bob, sure you did...
3rd Sep '15 1:13:27 PM legomaniac90
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** [[FridgeBrilliance Perhaps they are meant to disguise the footage as being fake in order to slip it past the government?]]
6th Jul '15 3:02:58 PM Avagantamos
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* WhamLine: [[spoiler: [[OhCrap Something's inside my suit!]]]]
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* WhamLine: [[spoiler: [[OhCrap Something's "Something's inside my suit!]]]] suit!"]]]]
6th Jul '15 3:02:43 PM Avagantamos
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* AHouseDivided: [[spoiler: After being injured by one of the aliens, Walker becomes increasingly hostile to the Anderson.]]
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* AHouseDivided: [[spoiler: After being injured by one of the aliens, Walker becomes increasingly hostile to the Anderson.]]

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* WhamLine: [[spoiler: [[OhCrap Something's inside my suit!]]]]
23rd Apr '15 4:09:16 AM erforce
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-->"There's a reason we've never gone back to the moon." ''TheBlairWitchProject'', on [[RecycledInSpace the moon]], featuring astronauts of the fictional 18th Apollo mission during the UsefulNotes/ColdWar. The story follows the last, top-secret Apollo mission to plant advanced listening devices on the moon, so as to detect missile launchers...but something else is discovered instead...
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-->"There's ->''"There's a reason we've never gone back to the moon." ''TheBlairWitchProject'', "'' ''Film/TheBlairWitchProject'', on [[RecycledInSpace the moon]], featuring astronauts of the fictional 18th Apollo mission during the UsefulNotes/ColdWar. The story follows the last, top-secret Apollo mission to plant advanced listening devices on the moon, so as to detect missile launchers...but something else is discovered instead...
18th Jul '14 4:18:28 AM Morgenthaler
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Moved to the Trivia tab.
* FakeAmerican: All of them.

* NotScreenedForCritics

* TroubledProduction: The release date was changed five times.

* ViralMarketing: Starting with an alleged moon program conspiracy blog entitled [[http://lunartruth.com/ LunarTruth]]. [[spoiler: It's even featured at the end of the film.]]
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* ViralMarketing: Starting with an alleged moon program conspiracy blog entitled [[http://lunartruth.com/ LunarTruth]]. [[spoiler: It's even featured at the end of the film.]]
1st Mar '14 5:34:53 PM Aiguille
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The story is told in the style of found-footage movies like ''Film/TheBlairWitchProject'' and ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}''. Not to be confused with the 1992 TheyMightBeGiants album of the same name. Also not a sequel to ''{{Apollo 13}}'' (though [[GenreShift it would be pretty awesome if that were the case]]).
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The story is told in the style of found-footage movies like ''Film/TheBlairWitchProject'' and ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}''. Not to be confused with the 1992 TheyMightBeGiants album of the same name. Also not a sequel to ''{{Apollo ''Film/{{Apollo 13}}'' (though [[GenreShift it would be pretty awesome if that were the case]]).
15th Jan '14 9:49:58 AM Nohbody
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Useful Notes pages aren't for use as tropes, and the trope entry was natteriffic to boot.
''TheBlairWitchProject'', on [[RecycledInSpace the moon]], featuring astronauts of the fictional 18th Apollo mission. The story follows the last, top-secret Apollo mission to plant advanced listening devices on the moon, so as to detect missile launchers...but something else is discovered instead...
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''TheBlairWitchProject'', on [[RecycledInSpace the moon]], featuring astronauts of the fictional 18th Apollo mission.mission during the UsefulNotes/ColdWar. The story follows the last, top-secret Apollo mission to plant advanced listening devices on the moon, so as to detect missile launchers...but something else is discovered instead...

* ColdWar: "The Russians" are mentioned. [[spoiler: Turns out they made it to the moon...but they never came back]]. ** [[spoiler: Subverted. It's implied the USSR and the US were working together on the mission given how fast the Russians linked Benjamin Anderson to the Department of Defense.]] *** [[spoiler: In addition, the controls of the Soviet LK are almost identical to those of the American Lunar Module, suggesting a technology exchange which is reinforced by some of the viral marketing's top secret documents. In the Cold War setting of the film, it may be the product of [[MoscowCentre espionage]], but the ''actual'' Soviet LK was developed entirely independent of the American space program (and limited not by itself, but the failure to development a rocket to carry it at the time).]]
24th Nov '13 10:25:40 AM crazysamaritan
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* [[spoiler: DownerEnding: All three astronauts die, and the government covers up their deaths so that no one will ever know the truth]]. Slightly subverted in that [[spoiler: by watching the footage, you now know what happened]].
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* [[spoiler: DownerEnding: [[spoiler: All three astronauts die, and the government covers up their deaths so that no one will ever know the truth]]. Slightly subverted in that [[spoiler: by watching the footage, you now know what happened]].

* [[spoiler: GovernmentConspiracy: Well, duh.]]
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* [[spoiler: GovernmentConspiracy: [[spoiler: Well, duh.duh. The tagline refers to the idea that the governments know about the aliens, and don't want the public to become aware of them.]] * HellIsThatNoise: The crew are disturbed by the sound of [[spoiler: something scuttling on the hull of the lunar lander..]]

* [[spoiler: HopeSpot: Anderson escapes the moon, and heads for pickup. Then the rocks float into view inside the shuttle...]]
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* HopeSpot: [[spoiler: HopeSpot: Anderson escapes the moon, and heads for pickup. Then the rocks float into view inside the shuttle...]]

* [[spoiler: InsectoidAliens: The aliens are spider-like creatures who camouflage themselves as rocks]].
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* [[spoiler: InsectoidAliens: [[spoiler: The aliens are spider-like creatures who camouflage themselves as rocks]].

* [[spoiler: KillEmAll]]
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* [[spoiler: KillEmAll]]KillEmAll

* [[spoiler: PuppeteerParasite]]: [[spoiler: How this movie's aliens appear to work.]] * [[spoiler: RedEyesTakeWarning]]: [[spoiler: One of the symptoms of the parasite infection is a red ring around the host's irises.]]
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* [[spoiler: PuppeteerParasite]]: PuppeteerParasite: [[spoiler: How this movie's aliens appear to work.]] * [[spoiler: RedEyesTakeWarning]]: RedEyesTakeWarning: [[spoiler: One of the symptoms of the parasite infection is a red ring around the host's irises.]]

* [[spoiler: UnwittingPawn]]: It turns out that [[spoiler: the government suspected there were aliens on the moon; they just needed to confirm it, which was the purpose of the whole mission. Needless to say, none of the astronauts were told about this.]]
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* [[spoiler: UnwittingPawn]]: UnwittingPawn: It turns out that [[spoiler: the government suspected there were aliens on the moon; they just needed to confirm it, which was the purpose of the whole mission. Needless to say, none of the astronauts were told about this.]]
10th Oct '13 10:01:49 AM Viira
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* LeaveTheCameraRunning: Largely subverted, as apparently the movie was edited from 82 hours of [[IncrediblyLamePun Found Footage]]. While the movie may feel much longer, it has few moments not specifically dedicated to the plot, possibly to its detriment.
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* LeaveTheCameraRunning: Largely subverted, as apparently the movie was edited from 82 hours of [[IncrediblyLamePun Found Footage]].Footage. While the movie may feel much longer, it has few moments not specifically dedicated to the plot, possibly to its detriment.
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