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      Phoenix Forgotten

      PG-13 Released Apr 21, 2017 1 hr. 27 min. Sci-Fi Horror Mystery & Thriller TRAILER for Phoenix Forgotten: Trailer 1 List
      50% 20 Reviews Tomatometer 40% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score On March 13, 1997, several mysterious lights appeared over Phoenix. Three teens went into the desert shortly after the incident, hoping to document the strange events occurring in their town. They disappeared that night and were never seen again. Now, on the 20th anniversary of their disappearance, unseen footage has finally been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Nov 01 Buy Now

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      Jeremy Had a good time watching it. It's a mockumentary/found footage. It's like a mockumentary inside a mockumentary really. If this is your type of genre and you know it going in then you're going to enjoy it. If you don't typically like the slow burn with the payoff in the end, then you'll be one of the people rushing to give it a 1 star review for no reason. IMO the ending payoff is worth it for the slow burn. It kept me interested because i enjoy the "mockumentary" type films. Judge for yourself! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 12/22/23 Full Review Jacob B Phoenix Rising is just Blair Witch with aliens. I know everybody said that back in 2017 but it really is just an uninspired rehash of Blair Witch with a touch of X-Files. The latter aspect is even all but lampshaded in the actual film with the presence of actual X-Files VHS tapes and the iconic tune making its presence known at one point. The sad thing is, I could see the potential beyond its obvious inspiration but instead fails to add anything new to the found-footage subgenre. If you've seen The Blair Witch Project, this film will offer no surprises. The ending scene was surprisingly awesome. Not to the point that it saves the movie, mind you, but it was nice to have at least one memorable moment. A pointless entry in a genre that was becoming a victim of overexposure by the time this film came out in the aftermath of its experimental phase from 2014 that's only worth seeing if you're fulfilling a quota to watch all movies Ridley Scott was even vaguely involved with. Either that or because you needed to get your fix for something vaguely related to The Maze Runner since the poster and trailers gleefully point out this connection due to the director of those movies being a producer on this film while waiting for The Death Cure to come out. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 10/08/23 Full Review Tomas H Basically Blair Witch Movie. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 04/11/23 Full Review Kyle M The storylines may have mixed by derivative replication what's been phenomenally terrified in "The Blair Witch Project" and its canonical follow-up whilst being generically structured to inadvertently state the obvious comparison. This sci-fi version surrounding an actual supernatural event with added focus managed to be quite effective in its tense delivery and proven upon some debatable improvements through those comparisons. Filled with high energy, valued as captivatingly intriguing till pathos struck, and agreeably a differentiating duplicate of the "Blair Witch" cinematic myth, it has enough boosts to be considerably worth a decent thrill ride being carefully crafted albeit questioned the form's logic. (B) Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 10/10/22 Full Review kerry w Rating: 6/10. 60/100 Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Loved it. I actually thought it was a documentary until they started showing the "lost footage." Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle Phoenix Forgotten is borderline generic, desert-set found footage that apes the aforementioned Witchiness and genre constraints to a snooze-worthy T. Rated: 1.5/5 Apr 27, 2017 Full Review Bill Goodykoontz Arizona Republic Yes, it's a found-footage film, a genre that seemed played out not long after it arrived, and "Phoenix Forgotten" doesn't do anything to revive it. Rated: 2/5 Apr 27, 2017 Full Review Justin Lowe Hollywood Reporter Another disappointingly derivative imitation of The Blair Witch Project, this time mashed up with The X-Files franchise. Apr 23, 2017 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...a fairly standard found-footage thriller that ultimately does feel long even at just 87 minutes... Rated: 2.5/4 Oct 1, 2023 Full Review Grant Watson Fiction Machine Enjoyment of Phoenix Forgotten ultimately depends on how much the individual viewer likes found footage movies. Rated: 6/10 May 24, 2021 Full Review Richard Crouse Richard Crouse This mix of fact and fiction isn't all that scary but it does whip up some intense and paranoid moments. Rated: 2.5/5 Feb 28, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis On March 13, 1997, several mysterious lights appeared over Phoenix. Three teens went into the desert shortly after the incident, hoping to document the strange events occurring in their town. They disappeared that night and were never seen again. Now, on the 20th anniversary of their disappearance, unseen footage has finally been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition.
      Director
      Justin Barber
      Executive Producer
      Michael Schaefer, Tom Moran, Wayne Marc Godfrey, Robert Jones, Scott Karol, David Hopwood, Wei Cheng Yu, Dennis L. Pelino, Fredy Bush
      Screenwriter
      T.S. Nowlin, Justin Barber
      Distributor
      Cinelou Films, Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
      Production Co
      Cinelou Films, Scott Free Productions
      Rating
      PG-13 (Some Language|Peril|Terror)
      Genre
      Sci-Fi, Horror, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 21, 2017, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 18, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $3.6M
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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