'The Darkest Hour' is based on the exciting events surrounding Great Britain entering World War II. It follows the period surrounding Winston Churchill's rise to power as Hitler ruthlessly tore his way through Europe essentially conquering the map. With Hitler on Britain's doorsteps, Churchill virtually stands alone in belief that Britain must not negotiate peace with Hitler.
Elements in the movie that are possibly disturbing to a vegan:
1. Breakfast consists of bacon and eggs
There are two scenes where Winston Churchill is brought his breakfast and the movie shows his tray being filled with eggs and bacon. There is also possibly some pork product cooking in a pan.
2. Lunch with the king
In a scene where Churchill is dining with King George VI, nothing too graphic is shown, though it appears that some sort of meat is on his plate (which he tosses a piece of to a dog under the table).
Overall this, movie has very little that will trouble vegan sensibilities. And the story line is one in which we might find great inspiration. Churchill is standing up against the forces of evil while so many are ready to just accept defeat. And at one point, Churchill shouts, "When will the lesson be learned! You cannot reason with a tiger when your head is in its mouth!" Ignoring that our inner vegan wishes that he had said, 'his or her mouth'... we can gain much from the wisdom of Churchill who saw that tyrants (whether Hitler or the leaders of Animal Agriculture) can never be trusted or reasoned with. The message I took away from this movie is that we must stand strong against animal agriculture's ruthless abuse against animals. We must not show patience/appeasement to their desires to offer negotiated settlements like 'free-ranged' and 'grass-fed' options. We must rise up against this force of evil and bring it to its knees so that animal might be liberated, just as Europe eventually was during World War II.