Summary: While there’s a modicum of novelty to be found in setting this hostile alien invasion saga in Moscow, any other points in its favour are soon squashed out by the film’s numerous failings. The worst of these are atrocious dialogue and interchangeable characters. These idiots deal with the invasion by shouting at each other while they’re trying to hide from their invisible assailants.
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.
Summary: There are some films (ala Snakes on a Place, Cowboys and Aliens etc) where you really should ask yourself whether you think you will enjoy them. Granted, the Darkest Hour’s titles isn’t as big a give away to the film’s content, but, judging by the amount of negativity surrounding the film, I would strongly advice anyone contemplating watching it to locate its trailer on the internet before viewing.
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.