Operation Avalanche

Operation Avalanche (2016)

Operation Avalanche
6.5/10 by 69 users

In 1967, four undercover CIA agents were sent to NASA posing as a documentary film crew. What they discovered led to one of the biggest conspiracies in American history.

Release Date:July 29, 2016
Production Company:XYZ Films, Resolute Films and Entertainment, Zapruder Films
Production Countries:United States of America
Director:Matt Johnson
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Plot Keywords:moon, cia, nasa, moon landing, conspiracy, handheld camera, mockumentary, car chase, found footage, russian spy, kubrick, 1960s, cia agent, apollo 11, apollo program
  • Not to be harsh, but it just wasn't good
    May 15, 2016

    An extremely ambitious addition to the emerging mumblecore genre, Operation Avalanche proposes that in 1967, a small group of young film-making CIA agents were responsible for 'faking' Apollo 11's landing on the moon by staging and shooting it on a sort of makeshift movie set. What makes this a great concept is the film's ambition, which ironically, is what also makes it completely fail on so many levels; for instance, actors seem to behave too much like themselves and not as characters resulting in things like them speaking as if they're from a different era than intended which, coupled with inconsistent costuming, is both jarring and shoddy. Filmmaker Matt Johnson simply bites off more than he can chew with his 'found footage' brainchild and audiences by the end of it will be like, "Houston, we want a refund."