The Darkest Minds (2018) English 300MB HDRip 480p

The Darkest Minds (2018)

IMDB Ratings5.4/10
DirectedJennifer Yuh Nelson
Released Date:  3 August 2018 (USA)
Genres:  Sci-FiThriller
Languages: English
Film StarsBradley WhitfordMandy MooreAmandla Stenberg
Movie Quality: 480p HDRip
File Size: 300MB

Story: 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. One of those 16-year-old girls, Ruby, manages to escape from her camp and joins a group of teenagers fleeing government forces.

Going to the latest dystopian YA novel adaptation used to feel more like escapist fare. These movies had fantastical scenarios where teenagers discovered who they were and how they could fix the messed-up world around them. But the times have changed, and the stories haven’t. The narratives that once elevated the act of surviving adolescence into a hero’s journey now feel stale. With so much anxiety about the future in the real world, we don’t need entertainment to transport us into a dystopian one.

In this adaptation of “The Darkest Minds,” a mysterious illness kills almost all of the children and brings out superpowers in others. The adults-in-charge panic, rounding up surviving kids and teens to be put into closely guarded internment camps. The children are then segregated by a color-coded rubric that looks almost exactly like the Homeland Security Advisory System. Those wearing green scrubs are the lowest threat level—they’re mostly just really smart kids. Blue-level children can manipulate matter; those wearing yellow work clothes have the ability to manipulate electricity. If you’re ever unsure of what a kid’s abilities are, their eyes will shine with their corresponding color when they use their power.

The Darkest Minds (2018)Ruby (Amandla Stenberg) is a special one. She has orange-level abilities, which means she’s telepathic, complete with Jedi-like mind control and the ability to erase herself from people’s memories. Considered too dangerous to live, the government supposedly destroys any child who scores orange or red (fire-breathing destructors). She disguises herself as a green kid until her cover is blown during a test. A sympathetic doctor (Mandy Moore) helps her escape, but Ruby isn’t sure she can trust her. She runs off with three other escaped children—Liam (Harris Dickinson), Charles or “Chubs” (Skylan Brooks) and Suzume or “Zu” (Miya Cech)—hoping to find a promised land where kids lively safely away from the grown-ups….


It’s a promising start, but one that ultimately doesn’t quite deliver. The movie’s plot feels scant, as if it’s only skimming the surface of what it’s like to be a child who has no one to trust or turn to in this world. When Ruby accidentally erases herself from her parents’ memories, she experiences a traumatic moment of rejection, and it haunts her for the rest of the movie. Liam adopts a “for us, by us” ethos after a shadow group claiming to want to help children were instead training them to fight a war.

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