The Darkest Hour trailer invades with amazing effects
I wasn't sure what to expect from The Darkest Hour, but now I've seen it I'm totally taken by it. The effects are stunning and the ideas and visuals do look like they'll set the film apart from the usual alien invasion genre.
The cast includes Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Max Minghella and Rachael Taylor and is directed by Chris Gorak who previously directed the very good Right at Your Door, and is written by Jon Spaihts who has also been involved in the writing on Prometheus.
The story is set in Russia and sees a group of people fighting off an alien invasion, and everything about it looks great apart from one aspect, it's in 3D.
Here's the blurb for the film:
The Darkest Hour is the story of five young people who find themselves stranded in Moscow, fighting to survive in the wake of a devastating alien attack. The 3D thriller highlights the classic beauty of Moscow alongside mind-blowing special effects.
I really urge you to watch The Darkest Hour, it looks a superb film and I'm not basing that just on the action in it. Chris Gorak delivered a strong film in his previous Right at Your Door, and he managed to deliver suspense and a certain degree of psychological horror in a confined space with a small cast. It'll be interesting to see how this much bigger film turns out.
You can see the trailer over at Apple Trailers.
Let me know what you think. Will the 3D just ruin what's looking like a strong film?