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Ruined Christmas Day,
This review is from: The Darkest Hour [Blu-ray 3D] (Blu-ray)
I won't go into the level of detail as to who was in Darkest Hour nor who made it. I will tell you that in my, and my family's opinion... this film was bad. The effects were great up until the Aliens were actually revealed... then they looked like a bad SyFy channel rendering.
I loved the fact that it took place in Russia. The characters who seemed to be "in the know" as to how to avoid, and deal, with the aliens were too conveniently placed leaving the main cast really nothing to uncover for themselves. I would have much rather seen these people figure it out on their own... vs hiding out in a bunker... while others figured out everything before these people decided to come out of their cave.
I realize that if the story followed the people who are in the thick of it all... the ones who developed the "Resistance" and the "electrician"... the budget goes up... but, this is, or rather was an original idea... and shudda been better.
I will tell you this, as well, LOL I really wanted to like this film! Maybe the sequel if there is one will do better, because you can only go up from here.
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Initial post: Mar 22, 2012 8:10:57 AM PDT
Agreed... Moscow setting was a great choice. The hidden aliens were a great choice... the rest of the film needed to be mulled over a bit more.
Posted on Apr 5, 2012 6:21:43 AM PDT
thanks for the review. They probably should have gone more in the way that "signs" did where they had a convincing alien they put some effort into but made the sequence short (and cheap).
what a shame.
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