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The Darkest Hour

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A new twist on a familiar experience. Produced by Timur Bekmambetov (of Day Watch\\Night Watch and Wanted fame), written by one of the co-writers on Prometheus, and directed by Chris Gorak. Stars Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Max Minghella, Rachael Taylor.

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post #2 of 52
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New trailer is much better, but still might be convincing enough:

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Judging by the lack of activity in this thread, I'm not sensing much love for this movie. I think it looks pretty cool. Yeah, I'm a fan of these kind of movies.
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Originally Posted by Waboman View Post

Judging by the lack of activity in this thread, I'm not sensing much love for this movie. I think it looks pretty cool. Yeah, I'm a fan of these kind of movies.

+1
I might just have to go to an ACTUAL movie theater for this.
post #5 of 52
PG-13? Are you kidding me? A giant horror movie and it is PG-13? Yet again, here we go. **** YOU Hollywood!
post #6 of 52
Never mind. Not worth it.
post #7 of 52
Lol. It's a tough crowd. Looks like just Oink and myself will be enjoying this sci-fi treat.
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Lol. It's a tough crowd. Looks like just Oink and myself will be enjoying this sci-fi treat.

I'll be watching it too!
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Lol. It's a tough crowd. Looks like just Oink and myself will be enjoying this sci-fi treat.

That's because WE are just....better.
post #10 of 52
Ummm...

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PG-13? Are you kidding me? A giant horror movie and it is PG-13? Yet again, here we go. **** YOU Hollywood!

Yeah.
post #11 of 52
He's just pissed cause none of them hotties are gonna get nekid.

(Well, so am I but might go see it anyway.)
post #12 of 52
That too.

By the way, i saw Mi4 and Sherlock 2 this past weekend and both were a blast. And both were PG-13. They were appropriate for that rating. These horror and action sci-films with much more adult oriented content, made for PG-13, are crap because they should be R rated. Forcing all films into the PG-13 rating is just stupid.
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That too.

By the way, i saw Mi4 and Sherlock 2 this past weekend and both were a blast. And both were PG-13. They were appropriate for that rating. These horror and action sci-films with much more adult oriented content, made for PG-13, are crap because they should be R rated. Forcing all films into the PG-13 rating is just stupid.

You're g**damn'd right!
post #14 of 52
Looks like Skyline meets Final Fantasy.
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Looks like Skyline meets Final Fantasy.

...meets: a new show on the CW yet aired on ...SyFy. *shudders*
post #16 of 52
Holy crap shoot,..movies cannot get any worse than this. Besides the no plot, horrible script, cheap trick nickoldean student film f/x, is the horrendous acting. I can prob overlook a lot things but suck ass acting I cannot. You got the main star emile hirsch who comes from the Leo Decrapio over acting school of acting...jeesus how does this guy get to be in the movies? That kid from Skyline did a much better job. And the rest of the cast like those Russian gangs were like extras who the director said: hey guys you want to be in a big action movie?

What a joke! the aliens come in the form of 1940's sci-Fi electric current zap that transform into burned looking chihuahuas when shot at. Watch at your own risk, this is worst than some straight to video sci-fi/horror I've seen on showtime.
post #17 of 52
REALLY ZOEY????

This is just silly fun, nothing more.

I know EM is not very good (honestly, he is probably the worst of the bunch).

Popcorn stuff, not deep, lots of wine (may I recommend a good port?).
post #18 of 52
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Holy crap shoot,..movies cannot get any worse than this. Besides the no plot, horrible script, cheap trick nickoldean student film f/x, is the horrendous acting. I can prob overlook a lot things but suck ass acting I cannot. You got the main star emile hirsch who comes from the Leo Decrapio over acting school of acting...jeesus how does this guy get to be in the movies? That kid from Skyline did a much better job. And the rest of the cast like those Russian gangs were like extras who the director said: hey guys you want to be in a big action movie?

Skyline? Really?


...well at least we can't miss your posts zoey, cause they always come from your overreacting school of posting
post #19 of 52
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Holy crap shoot,..movies cannot get any worse than this. Besides the no plot, horrible script, cheap trick nickoldean student film f/x, is the horrendous acting. I can prob overlook a lot things but suck ass acting I cannot. You got the main star emile hirsch who comes from the Leo Decrapio over acting school of acting...jeesus how does this guy get to be in the movies? That kid from Skyline did a much better job. And the rest of the cast like those Russian gangs were like extras who the director said: hey guys you want to be in a big action movie?

What a joke! the aliens come in the form of 1940's sci-Fi electric current zap that transform into burned looking chihuahuas when shot at. Watch at your own risk, this is worst than some straight to video sci-fi/horror I've seen on showtime.

I don't know if im going to bother with this movie as a rental either.
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post #21 of 52
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I don't know if im going to bother with this movie as a rental either.

It's worth a rent, Franin. If for nothing else quality AQ/PQ.
post #22 of 52
I didn't think it was horrible, but it's nothing special. They definitely should have just gotten rid of the alien "reveal" shots towards the end. That was some really really bad CGI, which really put a whole damper/SyFy budget movie on the visuals since up to that point, it was pretty decent for a low-budget film (the orange electric, the shots of people turning to ash, etc).

Of course, you can nitpick it to death: I think they spent way too much time trying to build up characters, which very little payoff. For example, these guys are supposed to be tech geniuses, yet I waited the entire movie for them to come up with some sortof plan, which they never did. Same with the guy they run into that has built himself an entire cage and microwave gun? How did he know to do all of that and how did he have time? Why did the girl run 1/2 mile inland to hide in a bus instead of swimming 50 feet to the sub?

Regardless, while the film could use a lot of work with some parts re-written, it was worth a rental and I was mostly entertained.
post #23 of 52
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It's worth a rent, Franin. If for nothing else quality AQ/PQ.

Agreed.


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They definitely should have just gotten rid of the alien "reveal" shots towards the end. That was some really really bad CGI, which really put a whole damper/SyFy budget movie on the visuals since up to that point, it was pretty decent for a low-budget film (the orange electric, the shots of people turning to ash, etc).

Of course, you can nitpick it to death: I think they spent way too much time trying to build up characters, which very little payoff. For example, these guys are supposed to be tech geniuses, yet I waited the entire movie for them to come up with some sortof plan, which they never did. Same with the guy they run into that has built himself an entire cage and microwave gun? How did he know to do all of that and how did he have time? Why did the girl run 1/2 mile inland to hide in a bus instead of swimming 50 feet to the sub?

Regardless, while the film could use a lot of work with some parts re-written, it was worth a rental and I was mostly entertained.

You have summed it up nicely...agree with all your points.
post #24 of 52
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It's worth a rent, Franin. If for nothing else quality AQ/PQ.

Yeah, good audio is a must for me to consider this even for a rent. I will hold you that.
post #25 of 52
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It's worth a rent, Franin. If for nothing else quality AQ/PQ.

Ill have a look waboman i was just hoping for a good story to go with it.
post #26 of 52
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Yeah, good audio is a must for me to consider this even for a rent. I will hold you that.

Lol. You'll enjoy the audio. To quote the Men's Warehouse guy, I guarantee it.

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Ill have a look waboman i was just hoping for a good story to go with it.

If you want a good story watch MI4 instead. Give this a rent. It's a decent popcorn movie.
post #27 of 52
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Lol. You'll enjoy the audio. To quote the Men's Warehouse guy, I guarantee it.



If you want a good story watch MI4 instead. Give this a rent. It's a decent popcorn movie.

Not out here yet, and in no rush either
post #28 of 52
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Ill have a look waboman i was just hoping for a good story to go with it.

Ah, the eternal optimism of youth.

I'll probably give it a go this weekend (out in Redbox on Blu now) as I kind of like these type of horror movies occasionally. I know that plot/story/characterwise it is going to suck, but I'm just looking for some diversion.
post #29 of 52
So I caught this, and I have to agree it's worth a rental. I guess it depends on how tolerant you are of films of this nature.

Let's face it, it's a derivative of War of the Worlds (any one of the movies or the book) and bears a strong resemblance to Skyline, so it scores a zero on the originality scale, and it's not terribly unpredictable. But for movies of that sort, it's certainly not the worst. I found it entertaining and it got better as it went along. The Moscow locations are pretty fresh, the PQ/AQ isn't reference, but isn't too bad, and the leads do an okay job of acting, especially since they're reacting to invisible bad guys, whether they're actually invisible in the story or CGI'd in later (if you see it, you know what I mean.)

I also wonder if the one reaction to the wind is a potshot at The Happening. (It probably isn't, but I like to think that it is. )
post #30 of 52
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It's worth a rent, Franin. If for nothing else quality AQ/PQ.

It was really nice to see this go down in Russia vs the US. It added a layer of wtf is going on when you cant talk to anyone.

I enjoyed it for the fun that it was. I do think the PG-13 rating did not help but oh well. Dem the breaks.
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