I had seen a couple of video reviews that suggested that this movie was OK. It wasn’t without its flaws, but it was still decent. The average viewer rating on Netflix, however, has it at one and a half stars. After seeing the movie for myself, I find the latter to be a far better representation.
I can see why this movie was green lit. Having a found footage movie in space has tons of potential. You have a small cast in an isolated area where cameras are recording what’s happening. It eliminates the “why are they still holding the camera?”
problem and puts them in inhospitable environment where help isn’t readily available. Unfortunately, all of the promise falls flat as the movie is just mind-numbingly dull.
I never gave a rat’s behind about any of the characters and the premise pushed itself beyond my suspension of disbelief. As such,I never felt any tension or investment in what was happening.
I can buy an episode of “Doctor Who” having the moon turn out to be an egg, because that’s “Doctor Who”, the outlandish scenarios that they can come up with are part of the fun. This, however, is supposed to be far more realistic and that ends up working against the movie.
I just couldn’t get behind the idea that there are aliens on our moon. First of all, if that were the case, wouldn’t we have encountered them on earlier missions? Second of all, the way these things function makes no sense. Maybe that was the idea, that they defy everything we understand about the way life works, but that’s never established and, as such, it comes off as more lazy than anything else. Honestly, if they had set this in the near future and set it on any celestial body other than our moon, I think that the ...