I saw a screening of The Darkest Hour (Summit Entertainment) last night. It’s a sci-fi movie about a bunch of invisible aliens invading Earth. Bottom line: the film looked promising when the aliens invaded within the first 15 minutes of the story. But then the movie became predictable and there was very little suspense. If you want to see a recent movie about aliens invading Earth, you’re better off watching Cowboys & Aliens on DVD. The Darkest Hour opens on Christmas day. The 89-minute movie is rated PG-13 for violence and language.
I saw a free movie screening of In Time earlier this week. The movie takes place in the future when time is the only currency. Everyone is genetically engineered to stop aging at twenty-five. However, once people turn 25, they can live for only one more year unless they can get more time. Bottom line: I love the story idea and found the sci-fi thriller entertaining. It had action, suspense, and even some humorous situations. However, the script could have been better. In Time (20th Century Fox and New Regency) opens in theaters today. The 109-minute film is rated PG-13 for violence, some sexuality, and strong language.