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When two documentary filmmakers find evidence of a hidden base on the moon, they quickly become entangled in uncovering a secret history of earth that was meant to be long forgotten. After a threatening encounter with the dangerous and reclusive 'Church of Lunology,' they flee their homes only to encounter David James, a man who unravels the truth behind every conspiracy theory - from UFOs and time travel to immortality and life on the moon. The cameras continue rolling as they discover earth's secret history, and a makeshift time-machine that could unlock the very gateway to eternal life. Time is almost up, but their story cannot end until they face head-on the most powerful and dangerous religious cult in the history of the world.
"A ripping good story well told. Winningly makes sense out of modern day conspiracy theories." --Hoyt Harris, KATC TV (ABC)
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The camera work is deliberately amateurish with shots of ground, feet and other extraneous items that try to lend an air of authenticity to the documentary and make it appear to be done by amateurs who are using the camera to tell their story. The interesting thing to me was it held my attention sufficiently for me to want to watch it to the end. I watched the instant video version and suggest that alternative until you've seen it and can determine if you would like to buy the disc.
The story is complicated enough where one may want to watch it more than once if one has a desire to better understand what is going on. I'll admit it made an impression on me that kept me from simply dismissing it without watching it to the end. You may want to check this one out.
This one is excellent. Others have compared it to the "Blair Witch Project" -I suppose it is comparable in mockumentary filming style, but it's actually much better as a film. BWP is better known due to their clever viral marketing; this one deserves to be better known, as it is far superior. The story is fairly implausible, even for science fiction, involving time travel, weird physics (that admittedly doesn't make much sense) and people who live on the moon. On the other hand, I found it completely riveting, very spooky and evocative. The acting is generally pitch perfect (there are a few bad performances in a fairly big cast -I'm assuming some or most of the folks weren't professional actors), the characterization is strong, and the dramatic tension is high through the whole film. This guy can really tell a story, and he didn't need an enormous budget, Hollywood cast, fancy sets, lots of extraneous whooshing sounds or wacky CGI special effects to make it work. Mr. Avant seemed to be involved in producing commercials before his film debut: I hope this made him enough money to continue in his film career, as this was really something special.
I plan on googling the bejeepers out of this film, to find some film buffs managed to find it, and who liked it enough to review it favorably: this might be a gateway into finding more such treasures. I know lots of folks make little movies like this, and some of them must be this good. Anything to bypass the preposterous Hollyweird films made for nincompoops who enjoy slow motion action scenes, CGI special effects and preposterous whooshing sounds.
Science fiction fans will enjoy it. Fans of suspenseful movies will also like it. Frankly, if you do not like this movie, you do not like skilled storytelling and well designed story arcs.
But then the format suddenly shifts, from pseudo-documentary footage to a more than 20 minutes of talking heads, laying out an elaborate backstory that combines pretend physics with a satire of Scientology. There's no more mystery or plot; everything's laid out for us all at once. The film tries to re-establish the tension for the last half hour, but the storytelling is more confusing than intriguing.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I enjoyed this low budget film. Very highly recommended. Sure to become a cult classic if it isn't one already.Published 2 months ago by Alan Spies
A couple of conspiracy buff film makers get too close to a weird conspiracy theory that involves a city on the moon. Read morePublished 3 months ago by The Movie Guy
School film project, "found footage/documentary" style. If they had closed up some of the plot holes, less convoluted, would have made it so much better. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Brad
LUNOPOLIS starts well, with the now-familiar Blair Witch-style footage serving its purpose much better than it has in some other movies. Read morePublished 10 months ago by The Honest Indie Reviewer
If you like conspiracy theory science fiction, and can tolerate ultra low budget films then you should enjoy this one. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Don From Indiana
From what I saw, I would say that Lunopolis was not intended to be any kind of serious film. This is very cleverly written satire of a fairly high degree, disguised in grotty... Read morePublished 13 months ago by D. Whitney
fun indie film, only one truly noteworthy acting performance, and the F/X have been better in other movies, but the movie is well written and makes a clever use of almost every... Read morePublished on November 7, 2013 by escape goat