This is the second part of my list of watched movies, this list carries on from June 1999 to the…
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.
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....
The Darkest Hour is a 2011 alien invasion film. Directed by Chris Gorak starring Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild, The Girl Next Door) and Olivia Thirlby (Juno). The film was shot entirely on location in Moscow, Russia.
The film follows young entrepreneurs Sean (Hirsch) and Ben as they travel to Moscow for a business meeting to promote their new travel app. Upon arriving they discover they've been shafted by company exec Skyler (great Russian name) as the firm they had hoped to sell the idea to has simply copied the format and made their own app. As the boys commiserate on their failings they meet up with fellow globetrotters Natalie (Thirlby) and Anne in a local night club, however the…
Can't believe this isn't a Syfy movie.
Dull, unimaginative, and horribly written. I can't say more than that.
That Aussie chick FUCKED ME OFF so much....
Tras varios años queriendo verla por algún motivo que desconozco, me he animado. Curiosa película de ciencia ficción y acción en Moscú con un Emile Hirsch desaprovechado y un toque muy teen y algo cutre. Entretenida y amena, una lástima que no contara con un guión más elaborado. Pasable y poco más.
The bro-ness in this film is real strong.
At some point, I saw this.
I've been meaning to watch it since 2011 for Olivia Thirlby and it is worth it only for Olivia Thirlby
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