Maybe I was mislead from all the promotional hype of Darkest Hour? I thought this movie was gonna be about the life and times of Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) during his time as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in World War II. If you thought so too, let me be the first to tell you that this movie’s main focus is literally about two weeks. The war may have been years long, but Darkest Hour is just about his rise to Prime Minister and saving the boys at Dunkirk…which we have already seen once this year. This film seems to have already wrapped up the Best Picture and Best Actors awards, but let’s be real for a second. Although we get an amazing performance out of a completely transformed Oldman, he mumbles about 80% of his lines so I found myself more lost and confused then the boys stuck at Dunkirk. I also don’t understand how one small moment in such a small time frame would be so much impact. Besides his famous speech, no one liked this guy and planned to throw him out as soon as they elected him. I honestly never felt there was enough drama here to keep interested in what was to come or to see how bad things could get. People are gonna love this film and the performances in it, but maybe my mind got the best of me here and I expected the sun and moon. Either way, Darkest Hour shouldn’t be skipped, because some people are really gonna appreciate this significant story. 5/10 

 

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