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The Darkest Hour (I) (2011)

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In Moscow, five young people lead the charge against an alien race who have attacked Earth via our power supply.

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Boris (as Georgy Gromov)
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Tess (as Anna Roudakova)
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Anton Batkin (as Petr Fedorov)
Ivan Gromov ...
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Aleksandr Chernykh ...
Bartender No. 2 (as Alexsandr Chernyh)
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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? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence and some language | See all certifications »

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25 December 2011 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,000,000 (USA) (23 December 2011)

Gross:

$21,426,805 (USA) (24 February 2012)
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When they are floating down the river on the boat to get to the submarine, you can see traffic in the background just as they go under a bridge. See more »

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Skyler: Next time, you send an NDA.
Sean: You must mean the Non-Douchebag Agreement.
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Unfortunately, the aliens didn't win.
13 April 2012 | by (Oman) – See all my reviews

I guess they wanted us to sympathize with the aliens for a change and they succeeded. Humans as portrayed by the cast are so pathetic you'll be begging for the aliens to finish them already. And guess what just like all the extraterrestrials that came before them these are none the better. You would think they learned a thing or two about pesky humans after all their attempts at conquest, but no, they are none better than Hollywood. They just never learn. All they do is provide us with some eye candy and then get beat by some smoking hippies. Damn if they didn't have the technology to exterminate a bunch of wussies couldn't they borrow some of our own radar and homing missiles, seems to do the job here on earth. This is what happens when you hire someone from Hollywood to do the job for you. The next time, I'd suggest them to wipe out Hollywood first, then maybe they'll have a chance. Even so, come soon little aliens and save us this BS.


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