“Die Zombie.” The Darkest Hour is NOT a zombie movie but this was what a child at our screening uttered when one of the aliens was killed. This was just one of many utterances that were overheard while watching this movie. The film stars Emile Hershe (Into the Wild, Milk), Max Minghella (The Social Network, The Ides of March) and Olivia Thirlby (Juno, No Strings Attached) as people who get stranded in Moscow, when aliens start attacking Earth. The aliens come down and suck up all the energy and try to wipe out the planet. This sounds absolutely dreadful and it absolutely was. I walked out at the end of that movie and all I could say was GARBAGE; ABSOLUTE GARBAGE. I don’t think I have seen a worse movie this year. Nope that’s a lie that honor still belongs to that absolutely horrendous Drive Angry.
This movie was so bad one of my friends walked out. It was so frustrating watching this because first of all there were too many stupid characters and if you have read some of my posts you know I hate stupidity and irrationality. Things just made no sense. There were some really huge plot holes that just kept this movie irritating to me. My friend said he was at 119 and counting for number of plot holes in the story. If anyone can come up with a higher number please let me know. I wouldn’t wish this movie on anyone though so disregard that last statement. Oh one of the other awful things about this movie is that it is in 3D; FOR NO REASON. If I didn’t hate 3D before this makes it worse because there was no reason for it. There aren’t any things flying out or coming at you. It’s a 2D movie and if you like torture and want to go see this for yourself then I would only get the regular and not waste money on 3D.
The Darkest Hour is in theaters everywhere Christmas Day.