None of the new movies are doing well this Labor Day weekend, what with “The Help” still reigning at the top of the charts at number one. It also doesn’t help that two of the new movies aren’t particularly good, at least according to critics.

“Apollo 18” is a found footage horror in space, and it sounds like it should be exciting. But according to critics, the film isn’t scary at all. In fact, it’s not very interesting. It was rated at a very low 17% on Rotten Tomatoes. The audience has given it a passable 75%.

Overall, critics say that the film is boring and dull. One critic wrote it is a “tedious faux documentary, filled with schlocky sound-effects and jarring cuts, utilizing TV actors masquerading as astronauts.” Another critic also wrote that it’s “difficult to watch, and it’s such a chore to discern a sense of place and perspective, that it sits onscreen like a big, dead weight.”

What do you think, though? If you’ve seen the film, tell us what you thought about it. Do you think the critics are wrong or are they right on the money? And do you think this foray into the now-cliche found footage film subgenre has pushed the subgenre past its prime? Sound off below.

Apollo 18
Apollo 18

By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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