The Darkest Hour (2011)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Adventure, Horror


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In Moscow, five young people lead the charge against an alien race who have attacked Earth via our power supply.


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5 April 2012 | spmact
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| I don't get why there's so much hate for this movie
I don't know why critics panned this movie so much. Did they expect a different movie than what they saw? After seeing the trailer, this looked like a fun movie so I gave it a shot and was not disappointed. It was pretty much like I thought it was going to be. Sure the whole alien invaders thing has been done a lot, and this sticks to the formula to a certain extent (minus the annoying deus ex machina plot device), but it was original enough to set it apart.

The acting, while not Oscar worthy, was definitely fine for this genre of movie. The setting (deserted Moscow after the invasion) was well done, and the effects (apart from the opening airplane shot) were pretty good too. There was just enough suspense and action to keep things interesting, and while I didn't feel a deep bond with the characters, I still rooted for them to survive.

All in all, this was a pretty fun movie, and throughout it I keep wondering to myself why there were so many bad reviews because I was definitely liking it.

Don't listen to the "critics" who are too full of themselves and don't get this kind of movie; judge for yourself. If after seeing the trailer you think you'll enjoy the movie, you probably will (if you go into it unbiased). I definitely did.

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Release Date:

25 December 2011

Language

English, Russian


Country of Origin

USA, Russia

Filming Locations

Academy of Science Plaza, Moscow, Russia

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,993,519 25 December 2011

Gross USA:

$21,443,494

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$64,626,786

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