Friday, May 17, 2013
The Darkest Hour by Chris Gorak, 2011 (PG-13)
with Emile Hirsch (Milk), Olivia Thirlby (Margaret), Max Minghella (The Social Network, Agora), Rachael Taylor, Joel Kinnaman, Veronika Ozerova, Dato Bakhtadze, Yuriy Kutsenko, Artur Smolyaninov, Pyotr Fyodorov
This sci-fi action thriller tracks the adventures of a group of young Americans touring Moscow who get caught up in an alien invasion. Despite the unfamiliarity of their surroundings, the Yanks quickly team up with the Russians to fight back.
This is perhaps the lousiest movie I have seen in a very long time. All American made, full of stereotypes about Russians, not funny, not really scary, some interesting special effects, but somehow, it feels already outdated, and basically made of a countdown of the people surviving the threat of aliens with the most illogical pattern of survival... I wouldn't recommend.