The Darkest Minds

The Darkest Minds
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 43min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jennifer Yuh Nelson
  • Cast: Mandy Moore, Amandla Stenberg, Gwendoline Christie
  • UK release: 10 August 2018

When a pandemic wipes out 98% of the world’s children, the remainder develop X-Men-esque powers and—guess what—are distrusted by parents and authorities. Numbingly derivative and eminently forgettable YA action flick which entirely fails to grapple with the potential horror; supposedly a franchise-opener, but don’t be too hopeful for a sequel.

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The Darkest Minds

6 Aug 20182 stars

Underwhelming YA adaptation following a group of kids with superpowers

After The Hunger Games, Divergent and numerous other young adult books that have made it to the big screen, The Darkest Minds arrives like the real runt of the litter. While it originates from the mind of novelist Alexandra Bracken, such is the…

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