Picture from The Darkest Hour
Overall C+

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.

Violence C+
Sexual Content B
Profanity C-
Substance Use C+

Talk to your kids about…

The Darkest Hour

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?