Movie Title: The Darkest Hour
Year of Release: 2011
Directed by: Chris Gorak
Running Time: 1 hour 29 minutes
Starring: Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Max, Minghella
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?
The POPGORGE Skinny:
A nice serviceable little film about alien invasion that ticks enough boxes to deliver an entertaining hour and a half. With the war going on in the Ukraine, it's nice to see Russians play the good guys instead of the bad ones.
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