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The Darkest Hour (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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Cast

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Dato Bakhtadze ...
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Matvei (as Gosha Kutsenko)
Nikolay Efremov ...
Sasha (as Nikolai Efremov)
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Boris (as Georgy Gromov)
Artur Smolyaninov ...
Yuri (as Arthur Smoljaninov)
Anna Rudakova ...
Tess (as Anna Roudakova)
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Anton Batkin (as Petr Fedorov)
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Bartender No. 1
Aleksandr Chernykh ...
Bartender No. 2 (as Alexsandr Chernyh)
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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

The Darkest Hour 3D  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,000,000, 25 December 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$21,426,805, 26 February 2012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$64,626,786, 23 June 2012
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Trivia

The boat the refugees use to try to reach the submarine is named "Orca" (spelled "orka" in Cyrillic). See more »

Goofs

01:21:17, a man is visible on the balcony in the background. See more »

Quotes

Boris: Welcome to Russia, sucker.
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Crazy Credits

All the opening credits briefly appear in Russian before translated into English. See more »

Connections

References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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Written by Luciana Caporaso, Nick Clow, Dennis White and Richard 'Humpty' Vission (as Richard Vission)
Performed by Richard 'Humpty' Vission (as Richard Vission) and Static Revenger featuring Luciana Caporaso (as Luciana)
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A Lot Better Than The Ratings
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I was very skeptical to spend money on a movie with a 4.9 IMDb Rating but in the end of the day I went with my guts which never let me down. I saw the trailers back in summer 2011 and was already excited.

So what is the problem with this movie? Why does it have such bad reviews? The environment has a lot to with it. The movie is set in Moscow, the most actors are Russian and the 2 supposedly American girls are occasionally speaking with a British accent. This is probably a bit too much for a "patriot". The next point would be the acting, it is not that good and the special effects range from brilliant to not so brilliant but then again this is a 30 Million Budget movie, they city of Moscow went through hoops to make it happen by closing down main roads and entire quarters. The scenes when humans are getting killed are extremely well done an innovative and the whole plot is very exciting and doesn't give much time to breath.

If you aren't ignorant to let another country but the USA be the good guys for once you will simply love that movie, if your heroes must kiss the love interest in front of an American flag then forget about it.

Great movie, not so great actors but all in all enjoyable and 8 points for a new idea of an Alien Invasion.


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