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The story tells of a group of young people who fight to survive in Russia after an alien invasion.
Some of these don't really work, I just hate this movie
If the aim of the film was for you to root for the aliens then The Darkest Hour is a roaring success. It is rare to be confronted by such abhorrent examples of humanity as we get here. Emile Hirsch, an actor I normally quite like, and Max Minghella play two of cinema’s most odious shits yet bizarrely they are the heroes of the movie. They are poorly supported by equally reprehensible and banal individuals that you beg receive quick (and hopefully painful) deaths.
Even at 80 minutes this film feels long and slow. Because the characters are so hideous there is no sense of peril or tension as it is impossible to care if they eventually meet their maker.…
Generic and shallow, though moderately entertaining overall and not quite as bad as they've made it out to be. Nevertheless, it's sad to see actor Emile Hirsch go from a top-class indie like Into the Wild to something as mundane as this. At least his acting is somewhat decent though, compared to that of, let's say, Joel Kinnaman. I know I should be happy that one of my countrymen has made it into Hollywood, but it's a struggle when he supplies one of the film's most insecure and downright lousy performances. I shudder at the thought of him playing Robocop in the upcoming (and supremely unnecessary) re-make. I smell a Robo-flop!
Apart from said malady, we're also forced to endure…
Sci-fi thriller which beggars belief it had $30 million spent on it. The idea of an invisible extraterrestrial enemy is a good one but the effects don't convince and the tension is non-existent. Strange really, as the director did a fair job building an atmosphere in his debut film RIGHT AT YOUR DOOR.
I applaud them trying to make something this silly. It just backfired horribly. I'm sure they wish they'd scaled it down into a low-budget release and I think it would've been treated kinder by the critics. This had no place being released on the big screen frankly.
Skyline might be bad, but The Darkest Hour is even worse.
Some might think it nearly impossible to make a film with worse acting and a worse storyline. But looky looky, how they managed just fine.
Oh well, if everything else fails, use more awesome CGI... oh no... wait... even the special effects sucked.
Right, this felt like having your brain lobotomised with a blunt knife by a three-year-old with poor motor skills.
Really, why do I keep watching this crap....
I unknowingly rewatched a movie and did not even notice it until being 30 minutes in. Really, the name and the beginning did not make me recall anything but I somehow knew the car scene. Everything after that was just like a déjà vu.
Well, I cannot do anything about it now and still had some expectations before watching. I expected a trashy, hilarious movie but I got a really good idea. Sadly... well... everything besides the idea was mediocre at its best while the acting was bad all the way. It is watchable but do not expect something extraordinary good.
I wish they would make another movie with this idea, better actors, a better story etc..
Overall rating: 5/10 or 2.5/5
The alien concept is interesting, but the plot and the acting are pretty bad. It feels like one of those direct to video movies.
The automatic weapon fire gets in the way of the sci-fi.
first time viewing
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I'm not sure what the current attraction to alien invasion movies Hollywood seems to have right now, but within a twelve month period we've gotten four of these puppies: the inventive and fun Attack the Block, the much less successful Skyline and Battle: Los Angeles and, arguably the flimsiest of the bunch, The Darkest Hour.
Our heroes here are a couple of American wannabe internet entrepreneurs, Emile Hirsch and Max Minghella, who recently arrive in Moscow to pitch their ideas. Things don't go that well, so they drown their sorrows at a trendy bar and meet up with non-Russian babes, Olivia Thirlby and Rachael Taylor. But oh! What horrible timing. Suddenly weird balls of orange light begin streaming down from…
Aw hell nah.
Gosh, I wanted to like this...
The concept is fantastic...invisible aliens. Their killing method is interesting too, but just reminded me of the far superior War of the Worlds. In fact, the entire beginning of the film felt like an exact retelling. The unbelievable events just become more and more absurd as the film progresses, to the point where I just sat grumpily, thinking "there is no excuse for this". The kabash was the ending. I would have applauded that ending when I was 10 years old.
It was an incredibly high-budget SyFy imitation, and not an enjoyable one.
The kind of god awful trash that makes you think that the producers are in possession of incriminating material against all involved. This atrocious mess of a film is cheap as hell, sure it looks good but when your aliens are invisible it's easy to do so, though you do wish that they kept them that way for the entire film given that when we do see the creatures natural form they resemble something out of an early PS1 title.
The Darkest Hour is a bad film, there's no redeeming qualities to be found here. The script is an afterthought and the sequel setting finale is insulting, seriously, if you are going to try and set up a sequel then…
My second Scavenger Hunt. Let the games begin.
Edit: No rewatches
Edit 2: Changed Frankenstein into Nosferatu (Task 25) since…