About Apollo 18
With space programmes shutting down around the world, you have to wonder why humans don't often return to the moon. One popular theory, immortalized in the film ‘Capricorn One’, suggests that man never made it to the moon, and the project was a video production hoax during the space race. Another is that man did go to the moon only to encounter aliens. ‘Apollo 18’, released in 2011, is a film that suggests the latter theory for why humans have not returned to the moon. Brian Miller wrote the American science fiction horror movie, which reveals that aliens have warned humans never to attempt another moon landing. In the movie, the initially cancelled Apollo 18 mission lands on the moon in December of 1974, never to return to Earth. While the film itself has received mixed critical reviews, the cinematography has been hailed as 'innovative'. The film is shot in found-footage style to mimic lost footage shots seen on television news broadcasts, a type of scene production that enhances the conspiracy notion that the government covered up the missing space ship. In the film, government officials explain that the purpose of the mission is to plant detectors on the moon’s surface to alert the United States of any oncoming nuclear attacks by Russia. Footprints that lead the astronaut to a bloodied dead cosmonaut and the missing American flag are only preludes to what audiences eventually witness to be a horrific ending to the moon mission. Since the release of the Apollo 18 DVD, spacepatches have become a trendy item to wear for showing awareness of the moon alien theory.