"Darkest Hour" sounds like pure schlock halfway through it's premise-description - it's "EuroTrip" meets "Battle: L.A." as American teens vacationing in Russia find themselves in the middle of an alien invasion - but attains a kind of brazenly dopey brilliance when you get to the big hook: The electricity-devouring aliens... are INVISIBLE!!!!
That's right - our heroes are running-from, shooting-at and getting blown-up by NOTHING!!!!
The aliens. Are. INVISIBLE.
How can you NOT stand in dumbstruck AWE of any filmmaker (in this case Timur Bekmembatov) having the sheer BALLS to play the "invisible monster" card in a 2011 theatrical(?) release!?