The Darkest Hour DVD Review

Written by Michelle Hassenstab. Posted in Movies, Reviews

Published on May 21, 2012 with No Comments

The Darkest Hour was directed by Chris Gorak and stars Emile Hirsch, Max Minghella, Olivia Thirlby, Rachael Taylor, and Joel Kinnaman.  The movie is about an invasion of invisible energy life forces, who want our earth’s minerals and nothing is going to stand in their way.  The five survivors who are now stuck in Moscow are trying to figure what just happened and what these invisible beings are, so they set out on a journey to find if there are more survivors like them and a way out.

This was a very good movie that had it’s own uniqueness, which kept you guessing throughout the film. Very good acting by the actors who played their characters.  The special effects were awesome with how the alien energy balls shred their victims into a pile of dust.  At the end of the movie you can kind of see the alien beings in these energy balls.  It’s a great movie if you haven’t seen it.  It got boring while  watching it the second time.

The special features were great with the titles of:

Survivors: which it showed all the survivors around the world, how to destroy the aliens, and explains a little more what the aliens are.

The Darkest Hour: (Visualizing an Invasion) is a behind the scenes making of The Darkest Hour including interviews with the cast and crew.

Deleted Scenes

Audio Commentary

I give this DVD movie an A-


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About Michelle Hassenstab

Michelle Hassenstab

I grew up in Moorhead, MN and still reside there for now. I am a mother of a very active little girl named Jeta. I started writing when I was eleven years old and it has been my passion ever since. I went to the Institute of Children's Literature, where I got my diploma in english, grammar, and writing children stories. I love writing stories, poems, articles, and reviews. In my free time I like going to movies, traveling, and reading classic literature. Feel free to make your comments at and you follow me on twitter @SchelleLee also.

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