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The Darkest Hour Trailer: In Soviet Russia, Invisible Energy-Devouring Aliens Destroy You

By TK Burton | Trailers | August 4, 2011 |

By TK Burton | Trailers | August 4, 2011 |

I’m interested in The Darkest Hour for no reason other than, while it’s yet another alien invasion movie, at least it’s got some originality to it. For starters, it doesn’t take place in New York, Los Angeles, or America’s heartland. I mean, how many times can we see the same shit destroyed by malevolent extraterrestrials, right?

Two, apparently the aliens aren’t your garden variety creepy aliens. Instead, they’re beings made of energy, here to consume the planet’s resources, and then, surprise — wipe us the fuck out. I like it. It’s directed by Chris Gorak, whose only other credit is the unnerving but flawed Right At Your Door (a solid premise that got a little stale after a while). He’s also worked as the art director for films like Fight Club, Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, and Minority Report, which means that he certainly has an eye for visual dramatics. The trailer’s pretty intense, even though the opening “Americans partying” bit is a little derivative.

Yeah, probably should’ve told you about the dog, eh? Ah well.

It’s an interesting concept, though the execution will be tricky. But it’s clearly got some very innovative ideas, and it wins points on that front alone. The film stars Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thrilby, Max Minghella, and Rachael Taylor.

And cue Information Society.

(couldn’t be helped — it’s the first thing that popped into my mind)

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