Monday, December 26, 2011

The Darkest Hour, Pretty Decent

So The Darkest Hour was a pretty decent movie. There was some good action and a solid enough plot line to entertain for an hour and a half. There was some logical science around it too, but the alien (once you finally see it) is pretty lame.
The movie is set in Moscow, Russia. Sean (Emile Hirsch) and Ben (Max Minghella) are in Moscow to try to promote their business, but get shut down. So to drown their sorrows, they go to a Russian night club where they meet two pretty girls, Natalie (Olivia Thirlby) and Anne (Rachael Taylor). They are having lots of fun until all the power and electronics go off. Curious, they all go outside to see yellow lights falling from the sky. One of the lights lands in front of them and then goes invisible. A cop goes to poke the spot where the light was before and gets turned into dust. The people realize they are under attack and rush back into the club to try to take cover. The alien light follows them in and starts dusting everyone. Our hero four and their business rival, Skyler (Joel Kinnaman) end up in the basement of the club and hid there for five days. They finally have to go outside and they decide to try to make it to the US embassy. That plan doesn't work cause everyone is dead, but they did learn that the alien lights make all the electronics light up when they are near. So they use lights as warning signals and they also find out a way to hide from the aliens.
I wont say more about the movie so not to spoil more of it, but it was pretty good and if you like alien movies, this would be one to check out. The drama is good and there is some what of a romantic subplot for those who like that. If you don't want to spend money at the theater for it, it is defiantly one to rent. Rated PG-13 for si-fy action and some language.

Emile Hirsch hiding from the alien lights

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