Survive The Holidays
The Darkest Hour (2011) is a science-fiction movie about an alien invasion in Russia.
Synopsis: Five young people - Sean (Emile Hirsch), Ben (Max Minghella), Natalie (Olivia Thirlby), Anne (Rachael Taylor), and Vika (Veronika Ozerova) - have to stay and work together to survive alien invasion in Moscow. They must find a way to safely board a military submarine rumored to be in a nearby river.
Seriously, the trailer looks really good. And honestly, if you've watched the entire trailer, it pretty much shows the entire movie. So yeah, I was a bit disappointed.
We've watched too many sci-fi movies with apocalyptic theme and so, we'd have certain expectations. This movie has a lot of expected similarities - aliens, aliens' aggressive attack, some survivors scattered here and there, empty streets, wrecked cities, military.
The difference is, the aliens in this movie are invisible and it's difficult to kill them. And yeah, you'll be watching all sorts of innovative ways to defeat some of the invisible aliens.
Another point, I love the fact that this movie is shot in Moscow. At least, it's something different from LA or NY or London.
If you ask whether watching this movie is a waste of time, I'd say no. Just watch it without expectations and you might enjoy it. :)