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Still shot from the movie: The Darkest Hour.

The Darkest Hour

A trip to Moscow turns into a fight for survival for a group of American tourists after alien invaders attack the Russian capital. Invisible to the human eye, these hostile trespassers gobble up electricity while destroying anything that gets in their way. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C+
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: B
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 89
Theater Release: 25 Dec 2011
Video Release: 10 Apr 2012
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Faraday cages, which are depicted in this movie, are named after English scientist Michael Faraday who invented them in 1836. They are designed to interfere with electrical charges and prevent either the entry or escape of an electromagnetic field.

How are Russians portrayed in this film? How does this depiction differ from many other films such as The Hunt for Red October and Iron Man?

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