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The Darkest Hour review

A group of teenagers try to save us from an alien 3D

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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