#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – The American software designers Sean and Ben travel to Moscow to sell their software to investors. However, their Swedish partner Skyler pulls a fast one on Sean and Ben, and they are out of the business. They go to a nightclub, where they meet American Natalie and Australian Anne and they flirt with the girls and see Skyler in the club. Out of the blue, the population is surprised by lights, which they mistake for natural phenomena. But soon, they learn that the lights are aliens invading Earth and using power supply to annihilate mankind. Sean, Ben, Natalie, Anne and Skyler hide in the kitchen and when they leave the place, they seek out survivors on the street. Are they the last people on Earth?
Plot: In Moscow, five young people lead the charge against an alien race which has attacked Earth via our power supply.
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Not as bad as people say it is.
The trailer to The Darkest Hour will make you feel like you just have to watch this movie. Clips around Moscow, a group of friends hanging out at a club, but then comes the twist when you see invisible creatures just absorbing humans. The incredibly tense music, short clips of fight scenes, and voice over of one of the characters that seem to know everything about these invisible aliens are very intimidating. You also get a very, very clear picture of what this movie is about, and I wanted to watch it. I wanted to watch it so bad, it was the main focus of my birthday party.
But my heart sank when I checked IMDb, and they rated it 5.1 out of 10. Alright, it’s an okay mark, so then I checked rottentomatoes.com. It is embarrassing to say that viewers rated the movie 29%, and the critics rated it a flopping 14%. Also, watching and reading several movie reviews, one review mentioned how only kids under the age of 25 would like it, got my hopes bunked down even further.
The Darkest hour (directed by Chris Gorak) is about two best friends Sean (Emile Hirsch) and Ben (Max Minghella), two young social network developers visiting Moscow hoping that a Russian company will go on board with their website which helps tourists find “hot clubs” around the world. When they enter the boardroom, they find out that Skyler (Joel Kinnaman), their Swedish associate who speaks Russian, has stolen their idea and claimed “it’s business”.
Sean and Ben are then escorted by security guards outside the building after Sean throws a fit. The two go to a popular night-club called Zvezda, where they see Skyler. Ben finds out that an American, Natalie (Olivia Thrilby) and her Australian friend Anne (Rachael Taylor), who use his app, are there too and they quickly become friends. Just as they are about to take a group photo, all power goes out! OH NO! HOW UNPREDICTABLE.
Everybody in the club exits to see what’s going on and yellow lights are falling slowly from the sky. One comes nearby, but it’s invisible, only releasing small glimpses of yellow light. A nearby policeman approaches the invisible alien, and is turned to dust. Everybody starts running and extras get killed, but of course, our five main characters live and find a safe place to hide, which just so happens to be the cellar where the club stores all their food. They then go out once their food stock runs empty and try to go to the American embassy. Really, what were they thinking they were going to find?
The rest of the movie is them running away from these invisible enemies, trying to find other survivors, couple of people die and the ending is predictable.
There aren’t that many flaws in the movie. I liked all the action scenes and how intense some scenes were. Sean, who in the beginning comes off as a slack and a bit dumb, was able to find out how to detect these invisible aliens, and how to hide from them.
The one thing that puzzled me, was that everybody was on a boat in the river, but the building next to it comes down on them so they were all forced into the water. But Natalie, who wasn’t there after everybody came up from the water, ends up what seems like miles stranded on a bus. HOW DID SHE GET THERE? I mean seriously, did she fly over the building? No. She was holding hands with Sean and jumped into the water. I hate it when directors make horrible choices just to remove a character in a surprising way.
The young actors did well with the material, but the script. Oh the script. Don’t get me wrong, the idea of the story is amazing, but some of the action seemed, random. Like it the screenwriter just didn’t bother to plan it out well. I guess you can say the effects were cool, but I don’t think it’s hard to create invisible aliens.
The movie was enjoyable! Like I said earlier, the action was great, the overall idea was very, very, very cool and exciting. I may not have seen the movie Skyline (2011), but there are many comparisons to it because of the similar plot.
So should you watch it? Yes! Go ahead! I liked it, despite the incredibly low ratings other critics gave it. It’s a great action movie for tweens and teens (not kids because the beginning’s got some mild language). It’s a great action movie, but it is pretty similar to other sci-fi thriller action movies out there.
Not sure what the big deal is
First off, don’t get my review title wrong, I actually found the movie rather fascinating given my initial expectation. My title is more directed at the reviewers who crutch their poor reviews on the aspect of originality.
For one, what is there to expect out of an alien movie these days? They’re either friendly, or they’re blood thirsty, this movie being an example of the later. Now, given they’re bloodthirsty, how many various, and colorful reasons can there be for an alien invasion? Anyone having taken a 9th grade social studies class can tell you that initial invasions of a hostile intent happen for one of 3 reasons, territory, resources, or religion. This movie, *SPOILERS* eventually, made the hypothesis that the initial invasion was for resources. */SPOILERS* How many “original” concepts can we really ask for out of those 3 categories?
Here’s what I noticed defining this movie from other alien invasion concepts: *SPOILERS* 1. They weren’t identifiable, humanoid invaders. That definitely gave me a different perspective on differing lifeforms. 905 of the alien movies I see, even if they try to hide their true form, end up being mostly humanoid in shape. 2. There was no identifiable warning for the alien attack. It just happened, and it was sudden. 3. It was through the perspective of every day schmucks who had to figure it all out on their own. There were no convenient plot devices like a misc. scientist who just popped up and already knew all of the answers. 4. The mode of fighting back was a gradual process. There was no sudden discovery of a super weapon that could kill the aliens with no issue. 5. It delved MUCH much further into the human aspect of an alien invasion than I’ve seen out of a lot of alien movies. It really made me think of how “normal” people might react in that situation. */SPOILERS*
It most certainly is not the most creative alien movie I have seen in a long while, I reserve that for “Paul”, but it most certainly was not “unoriginal”. They took the reference of an alien invasion for our resources, which is a common plot device, but changed the perspective, eventual solution, and even the antagonistic element. I haven’t seen that since Battle of Los Angeles, though that movie only received a 2 so I guess I shouldn’t really be surprised Darkest Hour is getting this kind of rating.
Also, not to try and call anyone specific out, but it’s easy to say something like “It’s unoriginal” while giving no hint as to what you think would constitute as an original idea…I keep reading these reviews that have the phrase “It’s unoriginal” stretched out into 3 paragraphs.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 29 min (89 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director Chris Gorak
Writer Jon Spaihts (screenplay), Leslie Bohem (story), M.T. Ahern (story), Jon Spaihts (story)
Actors Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Max Minghella, Rachael Taylor
Country USA, Russia
Awards 1 nomination.
Production Company Jacobson Company, New Regency Pictures, Bazelevs Production
Sound Mix Dolby, Datasat, SDDS, Dolby Surround 7.1
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera 3Ality Technica Quasar 3D Rig, 3ality Technica – SIP (Stereoscopic Image Processor), Sony CineAlta F35, Panavision Primo Lenses, Sony HDCP1
Laboratory DeLuxe (prints), LaserPacific (digital intermediate) (as Laser Pacific)
Film Length 2,443 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format Video (HD)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), HDCAM SR (1080p/24) (dual-strip 3-D) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Fuji Eterna-CP 3514DI), D-Cinema (also 3-D version)