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The Darkest Hour
Survive The Holidays
The story tells of a group of young people who fight to survive in Russia after an alien invasion.
Now that the Statute of Liberty has been exploited for alien invasions and natural disasters a tad too much, Americans shift their filming equipment to the chilling streets of Russia. If that's not enough, they go ahead to overwhelm the Russians, by showing how smart their kids are in planning as compared to Russian patriots (seriously when will this "war" be over?). And when the invisible villains bring in no exciment, it's just a series of boring expository dialog.
I guess the "darkest hour" here was me watching this boring shit.
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.…
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 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.
Not a good movie. Some of the special effects are decent but the alien designs are lame. The cast is dull and boring too. A real waste of time.
At least the film ended with a ray of hope...that there would never be a sequel
Makes The Divide look good (see. earlier this week).
Seek out director Chris Gorak's Right At Your Door instead.
Average humans (American kids in Russia) vs aliens. Not a bad film just not a very good one. Average film!
Silly stuff keep coming - nothing special to talk about here.
Its not brilliant but its not that bad either, it does grab your attention but does lack that cutting edge to make it a good horror.
The usual alien 👽 invasion blah blah blah teenage kids blah blah blah. ..fight for their lives. Blah blah blah. oh well usual nonsense but worth a look..
Nette Idee eigentlich mit diesen "Energie-Aliens", ich mochte ihre Art, Menschen zu pulverisieren. Allerdings ist der Rest ödeste B-Movie-Kost, bei der weder die Charaktere interessant sind, noch die Geschichte. Einen Film mit Amerikanern vor exotischer Kulisse (in diesem Fall Moskau) spielen zu lasen, reicht halt nicht aus, um ihn spannend zu machen.
I wasn't overly impressed with this to be honest. Good idea, but failed to utilise the potential.
My review -- this film is now at your local cinema, well to begin with I actually heard some bad criticism about this film, now everyone is entitled to their opinion. But I have to be honest the criticism was extremely harsh, I found this film to be something new and something fresh in the genre of science fiction horror. I have been doing reviews long enough now to tell [my readers] that I generally talk about the storyline but however I don't give anything away. The storyline itself holds well together and is of a high standard throughout, the only problem I could find was with this film is the fact that unfortunately it does stick to the cliché…
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