The Darkest Minds
directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Released in August 2018.
Plot : When teens mysteriously develop powerful new abilities, they are declared a threat by the government and detained.
Sixteen-year-old Ruby, one of the most powerful young people anyone has encountered, escapes her camp and joins a group of runaway teens seeking safe haven.
I finished the book a few days before watching the movie so the story and its details, everything was still fresh in my mind.
I have to say, I was positively surprised by the movie ! It was very faithful to the book, at least until the last scene of the movie. I hope it doesn’t mean the second movie will become something too different from the book. We shall see !
I really enjoyed it, it was fast paced, cute and funny ! It was easy to follow and understand, even if you haven’t read the book ! The actors were well chosen. Amanda Stenberg, who plays Ruby, seems to be the new favorite when it comes to YA book adaptations, right ?
Also, Patrick Gibson plays a very disturbing Clancy, perfectly matching how I imagined him while reading the book !
To put it in a nutshell, I spent a great time watching this movie and I would totally recommend it !!
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A good adaptation?? Really? :p Wow, I’m curious!