After reading some of the 1 star reviews I began to wonder if we were watching the same movie or if they even watched this movie at all. The movie does have a plot, decent cinematography and the acting is decent. I did not read the book but I enjoyed this movie although I wasn't the target audience. Judge it for yourself and don't allow others to guide your opinion either way.
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The Darkest Minds (2018)
The Darkest Minds is a movie starring Mandy Moore, Amandla Stenberg, and Gwendoline Christie. Imprisoned by an adult world that now fears everyone under 18, a group of teens form a resistance group to fight back and reclaim control...
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The Synopsis for The Darkest Minds (2018) 720p
After a disease killed 98% of children and young people in the United States, the 2% who managed to survive have developed superpowers, but have been locked in internment camps after being declared a threat. 16-year-old, Ruby, manages to escape from her camp and joins a group of teenagers fleeing government forces.
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Entertaining movieReviewed bymtjohnson-18549Vote: 7/10
I.....don't even know what to say it was just so bad. How this movie even got made from the script is beyond me. I would say "Hmmm well maybe it looked good on paper" but the dialogue was predictable and dry. I personally haven't read the book, maybe it's a good book, I don't know, but this movie just flat out sucks. I saw it with a group of 7 people and none of us liked it. I wish we had seen a better movie, I really do, because it was just so unbearable to watch. I recommend this movie to no one. I'm serious. It's that bad. Do not watch it. Come 5 months and it's on some streaming service, knock yourself out, but seriously do not pay to see this you will be as disappointed as I am.
Have not read the source material (have heard a lot of good things about it though), but did love the idea of the film, have nothing against dystopian books/films and there were watchable actors involved, love Gwendoline Christie in 'Game of Thrones' for example. Will admit about not being sure about seeing it, with not so good word of mouth from friends.
Didn't see any critical reviews before watching, a deliberate decision, and without knowledge of it not being well received critically while seeing a lot of passionate defence. Seeing it for myself with an open mind, there are things wrong with 'The Darkest Minds' and it is not hard to find issues with it. There are also a fair share of good things, certainly did not think it was that bad and is nowhere near close to being one of the worst of the year. For me, 'The Darkest Minds' was a mixed bag and not an easy film to make of.
Beginning with the good things, 'The Darkest Minds' looks great. It is very handsomely and imaginatively designed in setting, is beautifully shot, cohesively edited and the special effects are really quite good. Was also really impressed by the music score, which had such a beautiful grandeur, rousing energy and emotional sweep.
The acting is not bad, above average in fact and very good even in the cases of Harris Dickinson and especially Amandla Stenberg. Their chemistry and performances have genuine heart, as does the whole thing about their gifts. Parts are fun, parts are imaginative and parts are emotional.
However, 'The Darkest Minds' second half does feel on the rushed side, where explanations seemed half-baked and revealed too late when there was little time to go. Parts did feel under-explored and glossed over and the villain was like an afterthought. The dialogue can be very cringe-worthy too and of the characters only the two leads show signs of development, the rest being shallow clichés. Some of the cast are ill-used, Gwendoline Christie being one of the primary ones.
Count me in as another person who found the ending far too abrupt and anti-climactic, another ending this year to be seemingly setting things up for a sequel (like 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom', 'Avengers: Infinity War' and 'Solo: A Star Wars Story') which is potentially dangerous in case plans for a sequel falls through. Am another person too who found the big plot twist far from a surprise and done in a way that was clunky and obvious.
In summary, could have been better but not that bad. 5/10 Bethany Cox