The Darkest Minds
- 1hr 44m
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Just giving this review to offset the idiots who are giving bad reviews before the movie is even released and they haven’t see it. I really want to see it, so apparently that’s good enough to leave a review for!
really good movie. definitely would watch it again!!!
Young moviegoers who haven't yet tired of cookie-cutter dystopias will find a sympathetic protagonist played by Amandla Stenberg; but viewers who've taken this ride enough times to want, for instance, subtext addressing real-world oppression should look elsewhere.
Rising star Amandla Stenberg has a few affecting moments as one of the few teen survivors of a mysterious pandemic, but director Jennifer Yuh Nelson’s live-action feature debut mostly walks in the footsteps of bolder and more original takes on similar sci-fi subject matter.
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We’ve seen the power of teens lately in the news. But The Darkest Minds takes it to a whole new level. This adaptation of Alexandra Bracken’s sci-fi young adult series of the same name follows the journey of 16-year-old Ruby, (Amandla Stenberg, best known as “Rue” in The Hunger Games), one of the few survivors in a dystopian future where a disease has killed 98% of all children. When the surviving children begin to develop superpowers that they have not yet learned how to control, they are rounded up by the government and put in camps. Ruby, who is one of the most powerful kids ever encountered, soon escapes the camps and joins other survivor runaways as they combine their newfound powers to fight for their future.
Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson and written by Chad Hodge. Also starring Mandy Moore and Gwendoline Christie.
- Mandy Moore
- Gwendoline Christie
- Amandla Stenberg
- Harris Dickinson
- Wallace Langham
- Mark O'Brien
- Golden Brooks
- Patrick Gibson
- Catherine Dyer
- Skylan Brooks
Did You Know?
- This movie is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Alexandra Bracken
- The characters stay in a hotel room for one night. How were they able to get a hotel room? The government is hunting kids and everyone else is on the lookout. Ruby couldn't have used her powers to hypnotize someone to give them the room, either, as she states a few scenes later she has no control over her powers, and the other kids aren't aware of her having them.