Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Darkest Hour 2011 5 out of 10

The Darkest Hour 2011   5 out of 10

The Darkest Hour gets off to a great start.  The movie follows several young Americans that are in Russia after a business deal goes wrong,  when all of a sudden these mysterious jellyfish like objects start descending from the sky.  
It turns out these objects are alien beings that start striking and disintegrating people.   The concept for these aliens was orginal as the aliens remain mainly unseen until they approach and lights flicker before they strike as beams of light.  The interesting concept quickly turned into a dull end of the world type movie with only a few cast members wandering around empty streets.  A big problem with the plot was the timeline --as the characters try and make there way across the city they encounter other survivors that seem like they have been around and battling the creatures for months.  It is just sad because the movie seemed like it had a lot of potential and as the movie went along that potential fell apart with dull scenes and a meandering storyline. It almost felt like the movie started out with a decent budget and they ran out of money halfway through the film and started cutting corners.


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