Saturday, December 31, 2011

Review Of : The Darkest Hour

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Just watched "THE DARKEST HOUR" yesterday. (:

Directed by Chris Gorak

Acted by  Emile Hirsch, Max Minghella, Olivia Thirlby and Rachael Taylor

Storyline : 
The film circles around a group of survivals after the whole of Moscow was almost deserted during an alien invasion that came to earth for our minerals & power source. They try to find other survivals while trying to figure out how to defeat the invisible aliens.

Interesting movie. 

Yes, from the looks of this film; it looks like another cliche "a-group-of-survivors-trying-to-escape-from-aliens" movie. Yes, it is, BUT it is slightly different from the rest of those alien invasion movies. I will compare it to these two other movies I've lately watched. 

While Skyline,mostly played on graphics & visual fx. 
Battle :LA is more of a "army-try-to-save-people-from-aliens" with FPS style.
But both have the aliens revealed to the audience. 
The Darkest Hour is slightly different  because the aliens are unknown to the survivals & to the audience, since they're invisible in the quiet abandoned Moscow. Because of that, it keeps the viewers in a state of suspense & uncertainty.

Besides that, this film also gives the audience a better looks of Moscow (when it's abandoned & deserted) 

Plot & storyline, as explained above is a typical alien invasion film with a slight change.
It brings the viewers in suspense as a few individuals get disintegrated by the aliens.
Acting is quite good.Even though more introduction to a few other characters might be better.  
Visual effects are really good. e.g. Crumbling buildings & the disintegration of people. The first scene (first image from top) does remind me of Skyline a little. I did not watch it in 3D eventhough it looks quite good if it's in 3D. 

If you want to watch it, you should give it a go. In my opinion, It's quite good though. (: 

My Rating?

Plot : 3.75/5
Storyline : 3/5
Effects** : 4.5/5
OVERALL : 7.5/10.

Trailer :


Anonymous said...

Lots of ppl think skyline isn't good too.

Not sure whether should watch this one. Trailer looks promising. :PP

heheh..nice blog btw.

theeggyolks said...

I've watched it the other day and i personally think it was crap...I was expecting something like I am Legend (by Will Smith) but it turned out quite disappointing =_="

JΞMS£Ɲ said...

@Anonymous, yeah, it's quite nice. visual fx & stuff. :)

@theeggyolks, Oh, sadly, didn't watch I AM LEGEND. :/

Movie Rating Guide. :)

Lately, I've changed my movie ratings a little. (:

Plot :

is the flow & structural plot of the movie itself.

Storyline :

the overall idea & the concept of the movie.


The character's overall acting & character built-up in the movie. Or for animation, the voices & character built-up too.

Effects* :

The visual effects, 3D effects, movie scores/music, graphics, animation of a movie respective to it's genre.

SO, there it is. Thanks! :)