The Darkest Hour Review
The Darkest Hour 3D
Direscted by Chris Gorak
Released in 2011
A group of 5 young people survive an Alien invasion in Moscow and try to find other survivors and a way home.
After having their new computer software stolen in an under hand business deal, 2 software designers are left to drown their sorrows on their business trip to Moscow. After hooking up with 2 American girls in a trendy club, they experience a blackout and all of the electrical devices lose power. They venture outside and witness beautiful amber lights floating gently towards the gorund. As they land, the lights disappear, but upon investigation by a policeman, the lights turn out to be hostile alien life forms and the policeman combusts on contact.
What follows is probably the worst acting and storylines I have encountered in a long time! None of the characters we meet during their agonising trip to eventually try and escape in a Nuclear Submarine, are believable or endeering. We don't care that some of the main protagonists die, in fact when one of the lead girls is sent to meet her firey maker I actually whispered to myself 'thank God for that'.
It was nice to see The Kremlin making its second quick appearance in a film, but I will only be seeing it blow up again (MI4), I wont be seeing it deserted as we do in this tripe!
The only thing that worked at all for me was that I paid the extra for the 3D and got to experience lots of pretty ash and embers floating through the air, all be it human remains!
I usually say enjoy after a review, but this time, it's don't bother!!