|release date||December 25 2011|
|writer||Chris Gorak, Josh Zetumer|
|starring||Olivia Thirlby, Emile Hirsch, Rachael Taylor, Joel Kinnaman, Max Minghella|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
Synopsis28 Days-like thriller that follows five young people who find themselves stranded in Moscow, fighting to survive in the wake of a devastating alien attack.
Other than its Russian setting, there’s nothing terribly original about The Darkest Hour. Directed by Chris Gorak (Right at Your Door) using 3-D technology developed by effects house Bazelevs, the resulting $40 million alien infestation movie was bumped from its original August release date to Christmas Day in a possible attempt to leech gift cards from those teens who have already seen Ghost Protocol. And while the lush 3D location shots of a desolate Moscow are admittedly stunning, the forgettable characters and paint-by-the-numbers plot threaten to burn the entire film out of your brain mere seconds after you’ve left the theater. Remove the sporadic alien attacks and The Darkest Hour suddenly feels like a Sunday night slideshow of your parents’ summer tour of the Motherland. …Read More