Monday, 18 June 2012

The Darkest Hour Review









The Darkest Hour 


Release Date: 19th January 2012 - Australia


Production Companies
Regency Enterprises (presents)
Summit Entertainment (presents)
Bazelevs Production
The Jacobson Company
New Regency Pictures

Distribution
20th Century Fox Australia


Genre: Sci-Fi

Rating: M

Runtime: 89 minutes


Budget: $30,000,000

Box Office Gross: $64,626,786
(Worldwide)


Plot Summary
An unexplained global
disaster hits causing
electronic devices to
fail all over the world.
Chaos ensues. An
unknown alien race with
an uncanny control over
electricity begins an
all-out assault on
humanity. In Moscow,
a group of young
urbanites find refuge
underground surviving
on what they can
scavenge.


Cast
Emile Hirsch - Sean
Olivia Thirlby - Natalie
Max Minghella - Ben
Rachael Taylor - Anne
Joel Kinnaman - Skyler
Gosha Kutsenko - Matvei
Veronika Ozerova - Vika
Dato Bahktadze - Sergei

Crew
Director - Chris Gorak
Story - Leslie Bohem & M.T. Ahern
Story/Screenplay - Jon Spaithts
Producers - Timur Bekmambetov &
Tom Jacobson
Production Designer - Valeri Viktorov
Cinematography - Scott Kevan
Visual Effects Supervisor - Viktor Muller
Film Editors - Priscilla Nedd-Friendly,
Fernando Villena & Doobie White
Music - Tyler Bates


Review
THE DARKEST HOUR has a decent but good premise, but the whole sci-fi movie felt like it was actually mediocre or something and the characters are seemingly undeveloped. To be fair, not all everything is bad, some parts of the film are quite enjoyable and I don't see any of the acting to be lousy as such. Might I add that Emile Hirsch is typecast in this picture while definitely a young talented actor who will hopefully have a big career ahead of him.

THE DARKEST HOUR is alright, positively not a must-see film everyone will be better off not watching it.

Star rating: (3/5) Average

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