Darkest Hour opened today in Ireland.
Spoiler: the most exciting thing about the film is Gary Oldman’s makeup.
The first half of the film captivates the viewer with the impossible situations Churchill is forced into, the many subplots shaping the final decision and lots of moral ambiguity. Churchill is portrayed as a somewhat flawed but likeable human being.
The second half, however, bores them with cliche rallying for a cause.
Interestingly, the audience was made up of a mix of school kids still in their uniforms and people over fifty. Millennials? Zero interest.