Midnight in Paris is a fascinating romantic film that has an interesting central character (excellent performance by Owen Wilson) and an unexpectedly twisted story. Many credible actors are littered throughout the film, including Michael Sheen, Rachel McAdams, Tom Hiddleston, Adrien Brody and Marion Cotillard, all adding more charm to a film which very effectively sucks you in and gives you much to think about. I love the way this film is shot, and even more so how the theme of the film is brought across. Woody Allen has created a beautiful and timeless film for all film fans to marvel at.
The Darkest Hour puts in good effort, but it cannot overcome its horrible script and utterly nonsensical story. We follow a group of kids who are the only survivors of an alien invasion, and they decide to travel somewhere to do something. The way that the aliens function seems kind of scary at first, but after a while you realise that making the aliens invisible just means that they didn’t have enough money to afford CGI or special effects. The ending of this embarrassing thriller is totally unsatisfying and I definitely do not want to see more.