Friday, November 16, 2012

THE DARKEST HOUR (2011)

Reasonably entertaining low-budget sci-fi flick about a group of douchers hanging out at a douche club in Moscow when suddenly the electricity goes out.  When they step outside to investigate they see the entire city is dark and the sky is full of falling lights (almost John Wyndham-style).  One of the glowing balls lands in the street and when a pig approaches the car size globe, it turns invisible and disintegrates him into a swirl of dust.  Everybody freaks the fuck out.  Our hero's have a few close calls and end up hiding in the kitchen.  When they emerge a few days later they discover the entire planet has been taken over by these killer invisible ball things.  Stuff happens.

I'll never watch it ever again, but for a one time watch it was an alright time burner.  Low budget, okay CG effects, okay pace, zero nudity, bloodless violence, no ups, no downs, no surprises.  Just average all the way across the board.  If you need me I'll be in my room reading "The Day of the Triffids".
Somebody should tells those people calmly walking around on their balcony that an apocalypse is going on.