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The Darkest Hour

Invisible aliens have come to Earth… to steal our electricity! If you can get past the hokey premise, then you could be in for a good time with this lumbering 3D disaster-porn noisemaker.

Director Chris Gorak (2006’s unsettling Right At Your Door ) adds visual spice by setting the action in Moscow, utilising a cartoony snuff effect (the ETs turn us into dust) and allowing producer Timur Bekmambetov ( Night Watch ) to sprinkle proceedings with his trademark gritty surrealism.

It’s still plodding and goofy, and the heroes (Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby) are duds, but at least it tickles the eyeballs.

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