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Phoenix Forgotten (2017)

PG-13 | | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 21 April 2017 (USA)
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20 years after three teenagers disappeared in the wake of mysterious lights appearing above Phoenix, Arizona, unseen footage from that night has been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition.

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Josh Bishop
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Ashley Foster
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Mark Abrams
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Steve
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Caroline
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Melissa
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Dan
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Luisa
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Phoenix Astronomical Society
Don Boyd ...
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Phoenix Astronomical Society
Tony Duncan ...
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Phoenix Forgotten tells the story of three teens who 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 twentieth anniversary of their disappearance, unseen footage has finally been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition. For the first time ever, the truth will be revealed.

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Based on Shocking Untold True Events


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Rated PG-13 for terror, peril and some language | See all certifications »
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$2,800,000 (estimated)

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$1,816,499 (USA) (21 April 2017)

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$3,599,570 (USA) (9 June 2017)
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Based on the "Phoenix Lights" of Phoenix, Arizona a supposed UFO sighting witnessed by thousands on Thursday March, 13 1997. See more »

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Billboards advertising the three teens missing show a number with the 480 area code in it. The film takes place in 1997, but 480 area code was not created until 1999. See more »

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If wind, sand, and flashing lights scare you...
1 May 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Somehow... I'm pretty sure there was more found footage in the trailer than there was in the actual movie. I've never seen a "Found Footage" film take so long to get to the found footage. All the scenes from the trailer were taken from the last 15 minutes of the movie... so I feel like they advertised this movie as something it wasn't. I was expecting to see footage of 3 kids lost in the desert but it took the film a whole hour to get to that point. And when it got there it wasn't even good... let alone scary... unless of course you're scared of heavy winds, flashing lights, sand, and falling rocks.

The premise (even though it was a blatant Blair Witch ripoff) STILL had potential though. To take that long to get to the good part then RUSH the potential good part! What were they thinking?! Don't bother... this wasn't good at all.

I give it a 2 for having real footage of the governor of Arizona in it... but that's it. Full commentary WITH spoilers on YouTube/Twitter @moviebuffchick1

https://youtu.be/nWnkj-tlL5U


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