Excerpt: This movie was one of those films that the trailer makes it look quite awesome however it was a huge dud! The storyline of aliens who garner strength or power from any sort of electrical power source made me at times chuckle as i remembered throughout of an old 68 Spiderman cartoon featuring the villain Electro.Stupid premise with the only thing going for it was that it stars Emile Hirsch.
Summary: Not surprising, a bit boring. The action lacks action. I had great hopes but they didn't come thrue. Could have been a good movie. The beginning was o.k. but at the end the makers didn't take the time to really finish it.
Excerpt: There are generally two kinds of movies. One is that which will entertain to the best that lacks a strong plot and great lead cast. Another is one with, a good plot and some terrific lead roles. The darkest hour gets the third position, which has amateur actors and a silly plot. but still I can mention that there were some chilly moments and also necessary dialogs to make us realize the actual idea of the screenwriter.
Summary: Ben and Sean goes to Russia on a business trip only to discover their sly Swedish business partner, Skyler, already made the deal. Natalie and Anne meet Ben and Sean in a bar where an alien invasion occurs. Characters acted dumb in certain situations, source of the aliens were never delved into and impossible sequences on how some figures managed to escape. The Darkest Hour had cheesy dialogue, uninteresting leads despite its wonderful set-pieces and special effects.
I don't get why there's so much hate for this movie
5 April 2012
Summary: 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.
Summary: I was very skeptical to spend money on a movie with a 4.9 IMDb Rating but in the end of the day I went with my guts which never let me down. I saw the trailers back in summer 2011 and was already excited. So what is the problem with this movie? Why does it have such bad reviews? The environment has a lot to with it. The movie is set in Moscow, the most actors are Russian and the 2 supposedly American girls are occasionally speaking with a British accent.
Summary: The idea behind the darkest hour was original. It is nice to finally see something that hasn't been recycled from another movie, game, book, etc. That being said the main problems in the movie come from a rather dull open story. It leaves you with many unanswered questions. There are also many flaws in different aspects of the movie. Being an avid movie goer I give this a 6 out of 10 because of the original idea.
Summary: This was a bit of fun to watch, nothing special, like an above average sci-fi channel flick, but fun to watch nonetheless. Hasn't been a box office hit or getting much in the way of good reviews, but if basic alien invasion is your cup of tea, you will probably enjoy it too. I liked the aliens, not your usual lot, and the Moscow sets. The cast gave decent performances as well.
Summary: First off, don't get my review title wrong, I actually found the movie rather fascinating given my initial expectation. My title is more directed at the reviewers who crutch their poor reviews on the aspect of originality. For one, what is there to expect out of an alien movie these days? They're either friendly, or they're blood thirsty, this movie being an example of the later.
Exactly what Sci-Fi fans love and film critics miss the point
1 January 2012
Summary: In a world of mostly straight to video lower budget scifi movies or the hit and miss affairs of Sci-Fi original movies, The Darkest Hour was a real joy. The ghost-like concept of the invaders was well conceived. Adding tension in droves, much like the original alien movie, with the what you can't see lets your mind be more creative.