The Darkest Hour Reviews
This is like a really, really good B movie. I will watch it again, and I hope there is a sequel.
I did not like the music at the beginning, but in a way I think this was the point of the movie: At the beginning, everyone is wrapped up in the post-post-modern world of phones, apps, clubs and international business, and the ugliness inherent in this was well reflected in the music. However, as the movie progressed (spoilers), the loss of power and population made the phones and apps worthless and this brought the relationships more into focus. More time could have been spent looking at this in the movie, but I am glad they did not dwell on it too much. The worthlessness of the Moscow shopping districts was shown well when the main characters take new clothes to replace their clubbing attire, and the need for style is replaced by a need for warmth. Finally, when they regain access to their phones at the end of the movie, the most important app is the simple text message function, reminding us that the most important relationships are the ones we work to protect rather than the business relationships or traveller apps we see at the beginning of the movie.
This film came five years ago, but I watched it now. A US-Russian collaboration product that's entirely takes place in Moscow. This is an alien invasion theme, but slightly different than those similar films. It never gives the reason, just the destructions like apocalypse on its way. That means it is about the survival. A group of Americans who are in the Moscow for different reasons joins the hands after people started to turn into ashes with the contact of the strange electric mist that came from the sky. So what's their plan now and whether they get out of it safely or not focused on the remaining film.
Surely some people would enjoy it. It's not all bad if you are not expecting a masterpiece. I should have seen it in digital 3D for a better experience, even the normal watch is not that bad. The turns in the story were unpredictable, particularly the film characters, but the twist wasn't. They kept the open ending, and you know why is that. I liked the performances, not individually, but the overall everyone, including the Russians.
The film was also shorter, which means fast moving tale. The graphics were okay, especially those electric mist thing, but disappointed for not show the aliens other than for fractions of seconds during the fightbacks. Despite enjoyed watching it, I'm not in favour of it, because it's just one of those films that falls in the average category where the majority of those who watched it not happy for not detailing everything in the film.
But Come On!!! It Can't Be 12%, It most definitely can't be Batman And Robin Bad, Just, Come on!
It is Far More Exciting than i expected and i didn't wanna miss this one.
"Wow, so there'll be crazy badass Russians fighting them and being crazy badass Russians??"
"No. Whiny privileged American exchange students. Because 'Murica."
"So why set it in Russia?"