The Darkest Minds

The Darkest Minds

DVD - 2018
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When teens mysteriously develop powerful new abilities, they are declared a threat by the government and detained. Sixteen-year-old Ruby, one of the most powerful young people anyone has encountered, escapes her camp and joins a group of runaway teens seeking safe haven. Soon this newfound family realizes that, in a world in which the adults in power have betrayed them, running is not enough and they must wage a resistance, using their collective power to take back control of their future.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, California : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2018
ISBN: 9786317437975
6317437971
Branch Call Number: 7.914 Da
Description: 1 videodisc (104 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13; for violence including disturbing images, and thematic elements

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Gwen904
Dec 15, 2018

Great acting and CGI, marred only by an awkward script and some cliches. I honestly enjoyed it better than the book.

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Gingergenius
Nov 30, 2018

The series this movie is based on is by far one of my favorites. They are the books I go back to when I just need something good to read and nothing new is hitting the spot.
But this movie? Wow, it was painful to sit through. Everything was so incredibly rushed, there is no way anyone who didn't read the books could actually follow along.
This movie also fell prey to the worst book-to-movie sin. Change things for no real apparent reason. I didn't have any issues with the cast (Amandla is fantastic as Ruby, and Chubs was amazing) or the acting (for the most part). But the execution? Oh boy.
If you're coming at this movie as someone who read the books, do not ruin it by watching this movie.
If you stumbled across this and think the story sounds interesting, skip the movie and read the book.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Nov 06, 2018

I've been a fan of The Darkest Minds trilogy for a long time, so when I heard they were adapting the first book into a movie? I knew I had to watch it. Like many fans, I was fairly sceptical if the movie would live up to the book. I mean, Chubs being a green? Gold not yellow? Where was Liam's southern accent! For me this movie was 5 stars. Ruby Daly (Amandla Steinburg) is nowhere near a perfect heroine. She's a teenager who has spent more time in rehabilitation camps than out of them. She's bound to make some dumb decisions. She's grown up knowing that she was unwanted and isolated from the outside. Liam (Harris Dickinson) is the Betty crew's strong leader who you can't help but love. His character just seemed so real, and the chemistry between him and Ruby was tear jerking. You can't forget the loyal Chubs, who has a way of breaking the ice and putting a smile on you're face throughout the whole film. Though I love this movie, it's clear that its target audience is teens who can see themselves in these beloved characters. 5 Stars
@Ruby_Tuesday of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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Dec 15, 2018

Gwen904 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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