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THE DARKEST HOUR (2011) (dir. Gorak) (Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby)

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In Russia, a group of kids struggle to survive after an alien invasion.
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Re: THE DARKEST HOUR (2011) (dir. Gorak) (Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby)

This looks pretty cool, hopefully it can live up to its potential.
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Re: THE DARKEST HOUR (2011) (dir. Gorak) (Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby)

Looks like it should be a special episode of Dr. Who, or a season of Torchwood.
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Re: THE DARKEST HOUR (2011) (dir. Gorak) (Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby)

Looks awesome & I'm glad to see Hirsch again.
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Re: THE DARKEST HOUR (2011) (dir. Gorak) (Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby)

Well that's different! Looks pretty good. Glad to see that the dog doesn't make it
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Re: THE DARKEST HOUR (2011) (dir. Gorak) (Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby)

Oh, I hope it's good. But I worry that it's this year's "Push" or "Jumper". There seems to be one of those types every year. They give a fair budget to a less-traditional sci-fi idea, but they end up as a 'swing and a miss'.
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Re: THE DARKEST HOUR (2011) (dir. Gorak) (Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby)

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Well that's different! Looks pretty good. Glad to see that the dog doesn't make it
I'm no fan of dog killin (I wuv my wittle buddy, oh yes I do). But I don't know if any dog death will ever be as good as Planet Terror. That part made me fall apart in all kinds of ways.
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Re: THE DARKEST HOUR (2011) (dir. Gorak) (Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby)

nice....I'm game for this. Also...glad to see the dog got it.
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Re: THE DARKEST HOUR (2011) (dir. Gorak) (Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby)

I'm ambivalent. It looks like it could be cool (mainly because of the concept) but the trailer gives me a cheesey vibe in parts.
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Re: THE DARKEST HOUR (2011) (dir. Gorak) (Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby)

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nice....I'm game for this. Also...glad to see the dog got it.
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Re: THE DARKEST HOUR (2011) (dir. Gorak) (Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby)

when the brightest scientific and military minds on the planet can't stop the an advanced enemy, call on the kids

and with all the natural resources and energy floating around in the solar system and space in general the aliens decide to come to earth. an advanced alien civilization with the knowledge of nuclear fusion and other advanced tech comes to earth to steal the output of incandescent light bulbs
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Re: THE DARKEST HOUR (2011) (dir. Gorak) (Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby)

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when the brightest scientific and military minds on the planet can't stop the an advanced enemy, call on the kids

and with all the natural resources and energy floating around in the solar system and space in general the aliens decide to come to earth. an advanced alien civilization with the knowledge of nuclear fusion and other advanced tech comes to earth to steal the output of incandescent light bulbs
My thoughts exactly. This looks worse than Battle LA... but I'll rent it still.
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Re: THE DARKEST HOUR (2011) (dir. Gorak) (Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby)

I think it's a group of Decepticons looking for Energon.

This looks awful. Like Battle LA awful. At least Battle LA had a kickass trailer. Even the trailer for this sucked.
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Re: THE DARKEST HOUR (2011) (dir. Gorak) (Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby)

Eh, I think the problem here is they show how the movie probably plays out entirely. Battle LA's trailer was some neat visual effects with .. well actually it covered the entire plot as well... to gratingly annoying music.
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Re: THE DARKEST HOUR (2011) (dir. Gorak) (Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby)

All that beam wiggling reminds me of ghostbusters.

It looks pretty entertaining from watching the trailer but for some reason it screams out rental.
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Re: THE DARKEST HOUR (2011) (dir. Gorak) (Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby)

Can't get away from the trailer these days. Looks terrible.
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Darkest Hour review or thoughts

Anyone seen this and have any reviews or thoughts on this movie?
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the ads make it look good enough to watch via instant netflix, but not enough to actually go see in the theater.
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Re: Darkest Hour review or thoughts

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Old 12-27-11, 05:20 AM
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Re: THE DARKEST HOUR (2011) (dir. Gorak) (Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby)

^ According to the first reviews, it is.
It's this years "Skyline"
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Re: THE DARKEST HOUR (2011) (dir. Gorak) (Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby)

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^ According to the first reviews, it is.
It's this years "Skyline"
That's a shame. The Doctor Who/Torchwood vibe looked kinda neat.
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Re: THE DARKEST HOUR (2011) (dir. Gorak) (Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby)

Hm. Had more of a Jumper vibe to me. Or maybe it's this year's Johnny Mnemonic.
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Re: THE DARKEST HOUR (2011) (dir. Gorak) (Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby)

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^ According to the first reviews, it is.
It's this years "Skyline"
Awe too bad.
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Re: THE DARKEST HOUR (2011) (dir. Gorak) (Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby)

I used MoviePass to see this last night before it leaves most theaters, which will probably be this weekend (give or take).

It's watchable.

It's not awful (like say Skyline which ranks above The Devil Inside as the worst mainstream, studio release in the past decade), but it's definitely a great, high concept idea that's ruined by a poor script and incompetent directing.

Hirsch, Thirlby and Minghella do their best with lackluster material (whereas the rest of the cast is awful) and there were moments where the 3D was quite effective. It's also nice to see the cast of Night Watch and Day Watch still get some work. Hmmm, I wonder why that can be...

It's worth watching when you're bored on a Saturday afternoon and this ends up on SyFy. Other than that? Not worth the time or money.
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Re: THE DARKEST HOUR (2011) (dir. Gorak) (Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby)

I think Summit should put this on the box art when its released on Blu-ray/DVD...

It's watchable.

It's not awful like say Skyline which ranks above The Devil Inside as the worst mainstream, studio release in the past decade.

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