The Ones Who Changed Will Change Everything.
Amandla Stenberg, Harris Dickinson, Mandy Moore, Gwendoline Christie, Golden Brooks, Wade Williams, Wallace Langham, Bradley Whitford
Jennifer Yuh Nelson
|Screenplay||Chad Hodge, from the novel by Alexandra Bracken|
|Editing||Maryann Brandon, Dean Zimmerman|
|Sound formats||DTS, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Surround 7.1, Auro 11.1, 12-Track Digital Sound|
|Produced by||21 Laps Entertainment|
|Language||Mild to moderate/ Infrequent/ Used in derogatory context and to express frustrations.|
|Violence||Moderate impact/ Frequent/ Realitic and Choreographed/ Minimal blood-letting.|
|Prejudice||Mild Impact/ Frequent/ Disapproved of/ Group Stereotype.|
|Comments||DARKEST MINDS is an American sci-fi/ thriller film genre exploring a mysterious disease outbreak affecting children and killing thousands of them. The children who are affected but did not die are treated unjustly and prejudiced against by the government - which kills them and send some of them to the concentration camps. One such children who was sent to the concentration camp is 16 year old Ruby, who annoyed by the unjust treatment at the camps, escapes and joins other runaways who are seeking a safe place to stay. Ruby and her fellow escapees use their supernatural powers developed as a result of being infected by the I.A.A.N disease to fight of the government and eventually emerge victorious in the battle against the immoral government.|
Complex and mature themes psychological themes exploring deception, new world order, supernatural powers, prejudice against people who are different, sci-fi, rebellion, segregation, love, family, friendships, rejection, and teamwork which are laced with dark emotional undertones as well as a sustained sense of threat and menace. The themes may not be appropriate for children under 13 years old as they find them confusing, disturbing or upsetting. The themes may also be psychologically harmful to children under 13 years old due to the unjust, immoral treatment meted out to the infected children.
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|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
||Topics to talk about
|Suggested age limit
||Positive role models
||Drinking, drugs, smoking
What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Masego Panyane Teens fight oppression.
Tammy February The Darkest Minds is fun to watch. It’s also the kind of movie that has set itself up perfectly for the sequel, so let’s hope that this doesn’t fail at the box office like so many other first of trilogies or first in series movies sometimes do.
Jim Judy Feeling too much like plenty of material we've seen before rather than its own special world, the only power I wanted to have while watching The Darkest Minds was the ability to go back in time and make it better. And if not that, simply to shut it off.
Tomatometer The Darkest Minds does little to differentiate itself in a crowded field of YA adaptations, leaving all but the least demanding viewers feeling dystopian déjàvu.
|Movie Review Query Engine|
Sandie Angulo Chen Skilled actors can't save derivative, violent YA thriller.
What the People say
|The Movie DB|
Average .. 48%