August 03, 2018

The Darkest Minds is in theaters on August 3rd, 2018.

When a disease infects children and they develop special powers, the government takes control by placing the kids in camps. The camps are used to abuse the kids and are masked as reform and treatment facilities. Kids are murdered, put to work in factories and undergo horrible experiments

At the center of our story is Ruby (Amandla Stenberg), she is a very powerful teenager with mind manipulation abilities. She meets Cate Connor (Mandy Moore) who helps her escape the camp and wants to take her to the Children’s League - an organization that has been fighting against the government. Ruby doesn’t go with her - instead she runs away. Ruby eventually meets a couple of other kids and they go a journey together to find a safe place for them to live.

Amandla Stenberg gives an amazing performance as usual - she is so talented and there’s just something about her that draws you to her.

This movie is based off a young adult series by the same name. It essentially follows the same pattern that most YA books turned movies do but that doesn’t bother me. Most genre movies whether it’s comic books, action, sci-fi have basic plot points that they follow. This was like Divergent meets X-Men, I enjoyed the movie and am currently on the first book!

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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