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The Darkest Minds (2018)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 3 August 2018 (USA)
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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 of their future.

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Chad Hodge (screenplay by), Alexandra Bracken (based upon the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amandla Stenberg ... Ruby Daly
Mandy Moore ... Cate
Bradley Whitford ... President Gray
Harris Dickinson ... Liam Stewart
Patrick Gibson ... Clancy Gray
Skylan Brooks ... Chubs
Miya Cech ... Zu
Gwendoline Christie ... Lady Jane
Wade Williams ... The Captain
Mark O'Brien ... Rob
Wallace Langham ... Dr. Viceroy
Golden Brooks ... Molly Daly
Sammi Rotibi ... Paul Daly
Lidya Jewett ... 10 Year Old Ruby
McCarrie McCausland ... Mike
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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG - 13 for violence including disturbing images, and thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Darkest Minds See more »

Filming Locations:

Georgia, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$34,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,842,609, 5 August 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$12,695,691, 18 October 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,420,461, 16 August 2018
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21 Laps Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Auro 11.1 | DTS (DTS: X)| Dolby Atmos | Dolby Surround 7.1 | 12-Track Digital Sound (IMAX 12 track)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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First live-action movie to be directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson. See more »

Quotes

Ruby Daly: Soon there wouldn't be any kids anywhere. The government wasn't afraid of what happened to the ones that didn't make it. They were afraid of us, because the ones that survived changed.
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Don't Delete the Kisses
Written by Ellie Rowsell (as Ellen Rowsell), Joff Oddie (as Jonathan Oddie), Joel Amey and Theo Ellis (as Theodore Ellis)
Performed by Wolf Alice
Courtesy of Dirty Hit/RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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13 February 2019 | by dfranzen70See all my reviews

The book is probably better. This YA story is derivative and generic, and it manages to telegraph who the baddie is much earlier than it means to. Amandla Stenberg is pretty good as star Ruby (she also played Rue in the Hunger Games), but the movie feels more like a cheapie you'd find on ABC Family Channel.


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