Darkest Hour – 4.5 Out of 5 Stars
Synopsis: A thrilling and inspiring true story begins at the precipice of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I sat down to watch Darkest Hour. There are so many depictions of Churchill in films, TV and books, I wasn’t sure how this one was going to differ. Darkest Hour chose to show the very beginning of Churchill’s leadership during the war, rather than his health decline in later years. It was great to see the battles that he faced from members of the opposition, the King, and even members of his own party. Continue reading