The Dark­est Minds

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Star­ring Amandla Sten­berg, Har­ris Dick­in­son. Direc­tor Jen­nifer Yuh Nel­son.

When a pan­demic sweeps Earth killing 98 per cent of chil­dren, the sur­vivors are left with en­hanced men­tal abil­i­ties, and are placed into re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion camps by those now con­trol­ling the world. Sten­berg plays Ruby, a 10 year old with some of the most po­tent pow­ers of the sur­vivors. It plays out like a cross be­tween X-Men and movies such as Hunger Games/Maze Run­ner – ie, mu­tant kids com­ing to terms with them­selves in the face of a hos­tile world or­der. As such, it does lit­tle to dif­fer­en­ti­ate it­self from other sim­i­lar teen movies and, af­ter an in­trigu­ing start, be­comes sim­plis­tic and pre­dictable with an end­ing ob­vi­ously set up for a se­quel.

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