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.
Ruby reads to Zu from "Watership Down" by Richard Adams. The lines are from Lord Frith to El-ahrairah, Prince of the Rabbits. Frith had put in place other animals, predators, to keep the population of the rabbits in line, since El-ahrairah had failed to do so as instructed. Lord Frith equalized the power of the rabbits by giving them speed and cunning. A critical line is trimmed from the narration.
"All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a Thousand Enemies, and whenever they catch you, they will kill you." [Trimmed: "But first they must catch you, digger, listener, runner, prince with the swift warning."] "Be cunning and full of tricks and your people shall never be destroyed."
The story is an allegory within the movie, telling of similar abilities and fates. See more »
When Ruby and company are driving away from the gas station , considering their head start it is not likely that Cate could have nearly caught up to the van while on foot as she was shown to have done when the van turned onto the road. See more »
I'm smart enough to know your habits, and you're smart enough to be hiding.
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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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