A mysterious alien race drops in glowing orbs from the sky and begins vaporizing all the humans on earth with blasts of electric power. A group of young people in Russia struggle to survive the extermination and escape the wasted, abandoned city while the aliens hunt them down.
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ClearPlay cleans up a fair amount of language, including a host of S words and numerous religious exclamations. The only violence in the film comes from aliens zapping people into particles of ash. The deaths aren’t particularly gory, but on full filters ClearPlay will take these scenes out of the film. Don’t worry, it’s not hard to tell when people die.
Is The Darkest Hour a Shocking Surprise?…
The Darkest Hour is the richer, better looking cousin of a SyFy channel movie. It’s way better than stuff like Mansquito or Sharktopus, but fails to reach the level of A-grade cinema due to its deeply uninteresting characters and aggressively mediocre script. That said, the concept of aliens you can only perceive by their effect on lights and electronics is decently executed and creates a modicum of tension. If you are a sci-fi junkie that enjoys a good B movie, check out The Darkest Hour.
Brian Fuller – ClearPlay Electrical Alien Protection Unit
Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence and some language;89 min; Directed by Chris Gorak