This supernatural thriller stars Hayden Christiensen, Thandie Newton, and John Leguizamo. Trailers looked very intriguing and looked like this could be a hidden gem of a movie.
It is about 4 survivors of a sudden a mysterious plague of darkness. All batteries get drained with in minutes, the sun sets earlier and earlier everyday, and the city has no power. To top it all off the darkness seems to be alive and consumes all the people in the city unless you are protected by light. The survivors hold up in a local bar called Sonny’s on 7th street that is the only place still with power due to a gasoline powered generator. The fuel is running low and they desperately try to cling to any light source they have.
This movie started off really good and I was immediately drawn in but by the time it got to the meat of the movie there just wasn’t any, “where’s the beef?” This movie was so full of holes and leaves the viewer wondering what the hell is going on. Most of the movie takes place in Sonny’s Bar, the only source of power in the whole city. But yet they keep going outside into the dark and almost getting consumed by the darkness every time. That was the only suspense in the movie the shadows closing in and the light always in jeopardy off going out. It started off really cool and creepy then it just got boring. They do give some lame excuse for what might be happening. The colony of Roanoke in the 1500′s disappeared without a trace, hmmmm that’s quite a stretch.
Hayden Christensen still can’t act, not well anyway and John Leguizamo can. Thandie Newton can also act. I felt bad for them because this movie just takes you no where, the little kid in this movie played by Jacob Latimore was also a pretty good actor, he is kind of the unsung hero of the movie.
It is a creepy movie to start then it just become repetitious and boring. A couple of scenes ran together like a bad editing job. Really it was like the director filmed two alternate scenes and forgot to edit one of them out, so you are like what just freakin happened there? Overall I really did not like this movie, it did have great potential but loses you as a viewer.
I give this movie 2 Beers.