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The Thinning (2016)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Horror | 12 October 2016 (USA)
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In a future, overcrowded, dystopian society, students with the lowest test scores are culled. Two students discover errors with the test.
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Logan Paul ... Blake Redding
Peyton List ... Laina Michaels
Lia Marie Johnson ... Ellie Harper
Calum Worthy ... Kellan Woods
Ryan Whitney ... Sarah Foster (as Ryan Newman)
Michael Traynor ... Mason King
Stacey Dash ... Kendra Birch
Matthew Glave ... Gov. Dean Redding
Robert Gant ... Vince Davi
Kiersten Warren ... Barbara Michaels
Jana Winternitz ... Ms. Cole
Patrick O'Sullivan ... Mr. Glass
Amy Paffrath ... Wendy Banks
Jeff Corbett ... Victor Woods
Laura Harring ... Georgina Preston
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"The Thinning" takes place in a future plagued by overcrowding where population control is dictated by a high-school aptitude test. When two students (Logan Paul and Peyton List) discover the test is smoke and mirrors hiding a larger conspiracy, they must fight the system to expose it and take it down. Written by Legendary Digital Media

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Only the smartest will survive.


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YouTube announced a sequel after the first film's success. See more »

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When the pupils are about to be killed they remove all of their clothing. It shows the girls bare shoulders, so bra's have also been removed. After Blake and Liana are in the pool and they are about to change clothes Liana has a bra on. See more »

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Followed by The Thinning: New World Order (2018) See more »

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Utter Crap...
15 September 2017 | by omendataSee all my reviews

I don't normally swear but by god after i had watched this abysmal effort i had to so please forgive me IMDb its not my normal modus operandi.

Terrible acting especially by Napoleon Dynamite clone Logan Paul - apparently he is some sort of vine social media z-list celebrity but he is butt ugly and has zero persona and acting skills and actually made me want to turn it off in the first 5 mins but due to my OCD i had to watch it to the end!

The movie copies what has already been done to death with Hunger Games and The Purge = It seems the movie scene these days is all about either copying what has already been done or remaking old classics badly! Zero originality - all these producers have to do is pick up a copy of 2000AD comic from the 80's and make a movie like BLACKHAWK, WOLFIE SMITH, ROGUE TROOPER, FIENDS OF THE Russian FRONT, MELTDOWN MAN OR PLANET OF THE DAMNED - There are literally hundreds of good ideas from that era waiting to be made!

Seriously if you are going to make a Scifi movie like this you really need to spend a little more than 100k and it shows.The whole movie looks like it was filmed in the corridor of my old school for 50p and a bag of monkey nuts!!!

The main baddies looked like the Vinnie Jones thugs from the Arnold and Stallone movie Escape but a hundred times worse and i never thought i could say that about Vinnie "the untalented" Jones but they make him look average.

And who was the main bad guy doing his bad attempt at a Danny Trejo impression - JEEZ.

This is seriously ordure and shouldn't have been made its that bad!

Apart from the overtly politically, leftist, limousine libtard bias we seem to see in every film these days and which really makes me mad but what is even more annoying is they seem to be catering so much for "THE 100" yoof viewers low intelligence and bland story lines - its actually a tragedy for the movie industry if this is what going to the cinema is to be replaced with Amazon, Netflix, Youtube rubbish like this - this would probably have fitted into being an episode of Black Mirror...Maybe but it certainly didn't deserve to be made into a movie.

I gave it 1 only because of the rather excellent end credits music and for the relief that is was finally all over!


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