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The Darkest Hour
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The story tells of a group of young people who fight to survive in Russia after an alien invasion.
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.
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.…
I can't even begin to explain how bad this film is. It's so bad. It takes a perfectly good genre, squeezes the worst elements from it and combines it in to a complete travesty. It really is a sorry excuse for a film and it's sad to say, because you can tell a bit of thought went in to this. Unfortunately, it doesn't work at all. The acting is atrocious, the script is dire and the effects are utterly appalling. The story is poor and the characters are unthinkably stupid and unlikeable. There are absolutely no scares here. There is no build up of suspense and no moments of tension. Don't even question if it's worth holding out for the "epic" ending; there isn't one. Avoid, like the Plague.
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.
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…
Two stars is admittedly generous for "The Darkest Hour," an alien invasion film filled with enough laughably bad and distracting acting, directing, and editing choices that it looks ready-made for MST3K or RiffTrax. The film follows a handful of Americans as they make their way through post-invasion Moscow, and though the film itself rarely rises above basic cable quality in terms of cinema, it has an earnestness (and enough genuinely suspenseful moments) that almost makes it respectable.
Nigh unwatchable, but it's horrific lack of common sense certainly adds some sense of entertainment value.
Emile Hirsch running from invisible electricity monsters in an evidently tourist-board-funded trip to Moscow. Not great, even in 3d.
Not special for the story line and acting, just a bunch of teenagers been strike into ashes by invisible aliens, but really, it's a teen movie obviously, but The darkest Hour still makes every thing neat; like the stunning 3D animation and the realistic background.
This honestly wasn't as bad as I thought it'd be. The characters were tolerable and at least I got to see what Moscow looks like, although there was most likely quite a big of CGI enhancement involved. The problem was that the aliens just weren't scary, and the PG-13 rating was a big reason why. There was no suspense, no matter how frantically the characters ran around the empty streets filled with blowing ash and tried to convince you that the fate of humanity was in the balance. And the dialogue was pretty brutal. 1.75 stars.
P.S. This might make a better video game than film.
Chris Gorak may not seem the first choice for an epic scale, special effects laden extravaganza considering he only has the microcosmic low-budget bomb fear flick Right At Your Door on his directorial CV.
Sadly, even with Timur Bekmambetov – the OTT director behind such visually excessive fare as Night Watch and Wanted – donning his producer’s hat for solid support and a gaggle of Hollywod’s up-and-comers, Gorak’s sci-fi take fails to live up to expectations.
A promising start at full-throttle quickly declines into a snails pace, as an often seen ‘traipse across a deserted city’ becomes as aimless as the plot.
Innovative threats, such as danger of daylight, are touched on but never really exploited; while clumsy exposition and…
Chispita culiao pesado
Por momentos tiene decentes Efectos Visuales y un evidente compromiso por parte de Emile Hirsch, pero un simple-conveniente guion con inverosímiles personajes, tiran todo abajo. Pésima película.
Creo que si le doy media estrella es mucho. La película es de las peores que he visto, todo, absolutamente todo, es pésimo. Se me hace difícil pensar que The Darkest Hour haya gustado por lo menos a alguna persona, llega a lo patético.
A contender for the worst film I've seen this year.
- The Secret World of Arrietty
- Take Shelter
- Elite Squad: The Enemy Within
- Project Nim
- Super Size Me
- Pitch Perfect
- Sound of My Voice
- Rock of Ages
- The Brown Bunny
There are some films that are just so bad that some people would never want to see them again. Or…
- The Ring Two
- Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie
- Little Fockers
- The Lovely Bones
- Resident Evil
Anything I've given under two stars to. There's a lot in any given year.