The Darkest Minds (out Aug 16) is a teen orientated sci-fi drama with similar themes to the X-Men and Divergent franchises. A group of kids develop special powers and the result of the population, who see them as a threat, try to take them down. I struggled to get into this. Characters make dumb choices (to obviously prolong the narrative) and there isn't enough time to explore the complexity of this world inside of two hours. Grade: C+.
Mini Review - The Darkest Minds
- Written by Matthew Toomey