The Blackout is a 2019 Russian science-fiction feature film about someone or something plunging humanity into darkness. Also known as The Blackout: Invasion Earth, the original title is Avanpost.
Directed by Egor Baranov and Nathalia Hencker from a screenplay by Ilya Kulikov, the movie stars Maksim Artamonov, Filipp Avdeev and Yuriy Borisov.
No meteorites hit Earth, no terrorists put the world in danger, no atomic war was started, but something did go wrong. Contact between most towns on Earth has been severed. A small ring-like area in Eastern Europe still has electricity, and maybe even life is being reported from the Space.
What military forces find outside the Ring is shocking. There are dead corpses everywhere: in stores, in cars, on roads, in hospitals and railway stations. Who or what is destroying all life on Earth? How long will the last outpost of mankind survive?
“While the story might be clunky and kind of claggy in the middle, the intensity clings to you from the moment of the alarming sound, troop mobilizing opening credits to those BRT-70 trucks mowing down a horde of slaved individuals and never ceases with jaw-dropping, effects-driven cinematography to let you re-catch your breath for 128 minutes.” It’s Bloggin’ Evil
” ….The Blackout: Invasion Earth does have some interesting concepts to help set it apart from other alien invasion films. Concepts that I’m not going to spoil. But it’s the action scenes that are the main attraction. And they are numerous and well-staged, give or take some CGI blood.” Voices from the Balcony
The Black: Invasion Earth is being distributed on June 2nd by Shout! Studios on DVD, Blu-ray, On-Demand, and digital streaming.