In the film we learn that in 1974 Apollo 18 mission is restarted by the Department of Defense. They call up the original crew and bring them back in. The crew is Commander Nathan Walker (Lloyd Owen), Lunar Module Pilot Captain Benjamin “Ben” Anderson (Warren Christie), & Command Module Pilot Lieutenant Colonel John Grey (Ryan Robbins). The mission given to them is to go to the moon and place ICBM monitoring devices to protect America from Soviet attacks and collect moon rocks. The mission is now top secret, so the Crewmen cannot even tell their families that they are in fact going to the moon.
I really like the look of this film. It reminds me of the early season of Digimon. Going by the trailer this seems like an interesting concept like a culture’s over reliance on technology and loss of privacy of a social network can lead to a society’s doom. It’s like a mash up of Terminator and The Social Network.
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I wrote this review on April 16th of this year for Pop Culture Shock since I saw the movie a month before release. Since that site is shutting down I thought I’d put it up here and build up my review post count (LOL!).