Don’t you just hate it when you’re partying in Russia only to have aliens crash land and start taking over the planet? Fucking aliens.
That’s the premise of the run, hide and learn to fight alien flick from director Chris Gorak. The Darkest Hour stars Emile Hirsch and has him facing a pack of invisible electricity-hungry aliens looking to destroy the planet. In Russia aliens probe you.
The trailer makes the film look like a pretty inventive piece for a formula that’s been well over used. Showing off the aliens lethal wave-energy attack, where the humans (or innocent pup) are cauterized into ash kinda spoils it a bit, but none the less looks very cool. When’s the last time you saw a light bulb used as an early warning device before invisible aliens try to kick your ass?
Looks like a real family film.
The Darkest Hour, starring Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Max Minghella and Rachael Taylor hits theaters December 23rd, 2011.