The Darkest Hour

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Aliens attack in the new thriller The Darkest Hour, showing at the Odeon Kettering this week.

Aspiring internet entrepreneurs Sean (Emile Hirsch) and Ben (Max Minghella) travel to Moscow to sell their online vision to business partner Skylar (Joel Kinnaman).

However, he rips them off and Sean and Ben drown their sorrows in a bar where they meet beautiful party girls Natalie (Olivia Thirlby) and Anne (Rachael Taylor).

As the party continues, strange lights fall from the sky all over the capital, heralding the start of an alien invasion.

The invisible extra-terrestrials vaporise their human prey on contact, forcing Sean, Ben, Natalie and Anne to go into hiding with a feisty Russian teenager called Vika.

Through observation, the survivors deduce that the aliens emit an electrical charge, which can be detected by light bulbs and other devices.

Armed with bulbs as rudimentary early warning devices, the young people make their way through the wasteland of Moscow, searching for other pockets of human resistance.

Images of the deserted Russian capital are chilling and Gorak showcases the city’s impressive architecture and landmarks as survivors search for pockets of human resistance amid the rubble.

The Darkest Hour is showing today at 1.45pm, 4.15pm, 6.45pm and 9.15pm.