Midnight in Paris / The Darkest Hour – Movie Reviews

24 06 2012

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.

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10 responses

25 06 2012
cineramaetcetera

great reviews!
I have Midnight in Paris in my TBW pile (it seems I have quite a lot of catching up to do) and your review made me want to see it now. 🙂
As you know, I completely agree with you on The Darkest Hour — “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” indeed! LOL

25 06 2012
Ipodman

They also killed off everybody on the planet and even people from the main cast so yeah, they are on a tight budget.

25 06 2012
TBM

Someone recommended Midnight in Paris just this past weekend. I need to watch it! And I’ve never heard of The Darkest Hour–now I want to watch it just to see how bad it is. Maybe it will be on late night tv in a few years.

25 06 2012
Ipodman

I saw the trailer of The Darkest Hour and thought it looked cool 😐

26 06 2012
cineramaetcetera

True, the trailer is very misleading. so kudos to the dudes who cut the trailer 🙂

26 06 2012
Ipodman

Reminds me of the Terminator Salvation trailer and all its epicness, but then you watch the actual movie 😐

27 06 2012
cineramaetcetera

It wasn’t all that bad, but it truly pales in comparison with all the Schwazzenegger films (except the last one). Did I spell Arnie’s name right? 🙂

27 06 2012
Ipodman

Lol NO 🙂

7 07 2012
The Focused Filmographer

Accurate scores for both films listed here. I was pleasantly surprised with Midnight in Paris, and deeply disappointed in Darkest Hour.

7 07 2012
Ipodman

I was surprised (maybe even shocked) at how twisted the story of Midnight in Paris is…

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