Sunday, November 18, 2018

The Darkest Minds - Blu-ray Review

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Film Overview:

From producers of Stranger Things comes an empowering tale of teens who mysteriously develop new abilities and are declared a threat by the government. Ruby (Amandla Stenberg), one of the most powerful young people anyone has encountered, escapes and joins a group of runaway teens seeking safe haven. Soon, this newfound family realizes that collective power is needed to take back control of their fate and save future generations.

MORE THAN ONE HOUR OF SPECIAL FEATURES

Remember – A Look Beyond Ruby and Liam’s Last Kiss (Original Animatic by Jennifer Yuh Nelson)
Deleted Scene
Gag Reel
Jennifer Yuh Nelson: Heroine at the Helm
Character Profiles
Ruby: Harnessing Hope
Liam: A Complicated Relationship
Chubs: Found Family
Zu: Awakened Abilities
Clancy: Crafting a Possible Future
Storyboard to Screen Comparison
Feature Commentary by Jennifer Yuh Nelson, Dan Levine and Dan Cohen
The Power of Georgia
Behind the Scenes in Georgia
Gallery
Theatrical Trailer
My Review:

Although I'd consider this a film geared more toward the tween and teen crowd, I was interested in seeing what The Darkest Minds is all about.  Set in a dystopian society, most of the world's children have died.  The surviving children have "gifts" and are put into special segregated camps, away from their families.  One of the children, Ruby, has the ability to erase minds but masks her abilities at the camp so she's not deemed a huge threat.  When found out, Ruby escapes with three other children to find a safe place.  Trials and tribulations meet them at every turn and they must rely on each other.

The overall story plot is interesting but I wish there was more of a backstory as to how and why things happened the way they did.  There's plenty of action scenes and the special effects were good.  The ending is kind of a sad shocker but left it open to the possibility of a sequel, which I will more than likely watch.

I received product for review from Thinkjam.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

2 comments:

Peggy said...

I think this would be an interesting DVD to watch. Thank you for the review.

alissa apel said...

This does sound great! Especially if it's the same creators as Stranger Things. We've been watching the first season of Stranger Things over again.