We’re all going to die. And should you resolve to take a seat by means of this crashingly loud apocalyptic Russian sci-fi, it’s possible you’ll end up prepared the destiny of the Earth to rush on up. It opens in Moscow within the nearish future, a neon cityscape the place flying vehicles zip previous glass skyscrapers. Off-duty soldier Oleg (Aleksey Chadov) is on a date in a swanky penthouse restaurant when planes begin dropping out of the sky. With out warning, the world is plunged into darkness – in every single place besides Moscow and the encircling space. From right here a garbled and really boring plot is spun.
A month passes and the Russian army remains to be scrambling to answer the menace from … what? Terrorism? Nuclear struggle? Pure catastrophe? Everybody outdoors the Moscow secure space is presumed lifeless. Over 99% of humanity worn out. Oleg is shipped into the quarantine zone round Moscow with an elite recon unit to collect intelligence, and joined by taxi driver reservist Yura (Pyotr Fyodorov). After passing by means of eerily abandoned cities they’re abruptly pitted in opposition to a zombified horde of individuals in a collection unrelenting and thunderously macho motion sequences.
Again at army headquarters it’s changing into more and more clear that the reason for this cataclysm is extraterrestrial. A small variety of survivors are receiving messages from a mysterious being, who’s controlling the minds of the attacking hordes. The movie’s most attention-grabbing character is a feminine army prime brass, Lieutenant Osmolovskaya (Kseniya Kutepova). She makes contact with the alien – who seems to be the bearer of some disconcerting information about humanity. A ropey movie will be saved by an amazing ending; this isn’t that film, however the closing scene is unexpectedly transferring. It’s too little, a lot too late.