The Darkest Minds (2018) - Action, Adventure, Drama

Hohum Score

3

Breathtaking

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.

IMDB: 5.7
Director: Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Stars: Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore
Length: 104 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 62 out of 419 found boring (14.79%)

One-line Reviews (189)

After a very strong start the movie begins to slow down a bit.

The plot seems to slow, then a turn appears.

It was so boring I couldn't even finish it.

Enjoyed it!

It opens up pretty good but found it to get pretty bland in the middle.

overall I enjoyed it and I would probably watch a part 2 or a series if it's ever made.

It was the first time I've watched the boring movie like that.

Credits to the actors for making a bad script at least mildly entertaining.

Entertaining unto a point .

It is entertaining.

Great film - worth watching .

I was expecting a fun, on the edge of my seat sci-fi adventure.

I had already seen Amandla Stenberg last year in ''Everything, Everything'', which was also a very cheesy and cliche YA film.

people came to see kids with powers and yet we ended up seeing a 2 hour long cliche of a movie.

I walked out of the theater laughing with my buddy...

Cliché .

Just as you think it's going to delve into gripping political territory it quickly turns into a generic love story which feels completely out of place.

Overall I enjoyed it very much.

Any added details just made it better and more enjoyable!

I thoroughly enjoyed it.

The Darkest Minds is basically just a blend of every YA cliché under the sun.

In this movie, didn't deviate far from that formula, but in this case they were really lame and boring for the most part.

There is a wholly predictable teen romance between Ruby and Liam (Harris Dickinson) that is quite sweetly done...

It's somewhat strong characters and good young actor's(they are probably the best part) can't save a formulaic, boring and unoriginal film.

No storyline can only mean bad scripting and a hill to high to climb for any actors.

I left the theater hoping that they make the second and third so that I can experience more and see more of my favorite characters.

Which was probably because the film cut any of the slower moments between the main cast of characters and didn't add in a collage where they actually all learned to approach and like each other.

The lines and dialogues are quite predictable.

I cannot stress enough how entertaining this trainwreck is and it's not like Amandla Stenberg's in any danger of killing her reputation after the home run of The Hate U Give.

The acting is wooden, the characters are bland and there is no chemistry between the two leads.

The ending exposition felt a little dragged out with Liam and Ruby.

Eventually, they meet more clichés, predictable characters and twists and then the movie anticlimactically and abruptly asks you to wait for a part 2 of 4(?

it's the manifestation of it that becomes a bundle of cliché's attempting to capitalize on the mostly successful Young Adult genre.

A movie worth watching with spectacular action scenes and great acting.

After watching The Darkest Minds, I'm wondering how a movie can feel simultaneously way too fast-paced and way too slow.

The group stop at a motel overnight, and the outside of the van is changed, they leave and find a seemingly empty shopping mall where they collect supplies of food, clothes and other amenities.

It has decent enogh actors and chracters to make it entertaining even though it is predictable.

It was one of the worst movies I have seen.

This was a waste of time and money and one snooze fest.

Token characters, bland script, good idea but overall just a complete mess with every cliché subplot in the book.

Underated, enjoyable .

Very predictable, I saw it coming.

A strong contender for worst movie ever made, this atrocity is an upsettingly uneventful shifting of scenes that never quite come together or amount to an actual film.

Too cliche.

Really entertaining and with meaning .

Extremely entertaining.

After all the story is to straight to the line but at least I enjoyed it so I'm rating it 4* ( it's actually 3.7 )

I thought, 'Coming of Age movie with super powers, it could work.

Boring teenage movie .

But, as someone who's read the books, I enjoyed it.

I still sort of enjoyed it today.

It was kind of different that the book, but really enjoyable.

the main characters were spot on and it was easy to be immersed into their world ....

The plot is a bit boring.

I would say "Hmmm well maybe it looked good on paper" but the dialogue was predictable and dry.

Its very exiting and suspenseful at some points, great story, only problem is the ending is not satisfying.

A 90 minute cliche .

Overall: 4/10 Pointless dribble of a movie.

Actually, it seemed as if the entire cinema hall was bored.

Boring Boring Boring Boring Boring Boring Boring Boring Boring

The amazing cast, led by a rising star like Amandla Stenberg, and their genuine chemistry is not enough to overwhelm a generic story, filled with plot inconsistencies, cliche characters, and tedious pacing.

Further, when the 'reds' come in action she did find it stunning.

As such, the movie is a little boring if you aren't ready for nearly two hours of dystopian romance.

The acting is pretty good, the rest of the film is simple, but entertaining, although the ending was unsatisfying and left more questions then answers.

Plot: 6 Mildly entertaining.

Poor character development.. Cliché plot, cliché dialogues which are acted very poorly.

This is the reason why it not getting the critics attention, a story needs to be compelling when you doing a drama film like this which sadly this film slightly lacks that impact.

This, for me was really boring.

I enjoyed it.

Her character gets the most development, and she is an exceptionally compelling lead.

The most disappointing thing of all was my so-called friends who dragged me to this torture and how they were struggling to say something good about it.

Half way through I wanted to give it an 8 out of 10, but then the grubby little fingers of the execs reached in, and it turned into a predictable, trash movie that doesn't even hold up in mediocre tv shows.

If you're like me, it's pretty enjoyable.

Underated, enjoyable .

Globalist propaganda, bad movie, the reviews and the ratings are fakes.

It was funny and cool and had a good combination of deep, intense, and sad moments.

An engaging struggle to survive .

The only thing wrong with this movie is the pace at which it moves - glacially slow.

The whole thing is just terrible, nonsense, boring, not interesting and again it doesn't make any sense at all.

The end of film is boring also.

Super abilities are everywhere now so you need to have a good story and some compelling characters along with the superpower stuff.

But overall I enjoyed it.

This is a story that has stolen its whole story from other better written and entertaining franchises.

Overall an Entertaining Movie .

This dull mess will stand the test of time as the epitome of failure, consisting of everything a film should not be, and one that should not have a sequel or any upcoming projects even remotely related to it.

Even though it was fast paced and seemed slightly rushed at times, it kept you on the edge of your seat.

A terrific, well made and exciting movie .

Don't waste your time with this one.

Unoriginal, boring and it does not help an already convoluted screenplay.

I reccomend this movie and the book they are both enjoyable and suspenceful.

This film has an unexpected jolt of similar proportions.

Anyway that was an entertaining movie, we enjoyed and waiting for its next part.

And cliché.

Cliche, elementary style of dialogue which would normally be only justifiable in animations, not reality.

Took some liberties with the storyline, but overall, I think it was worth watching.

I'm looking for a captivating good versus evil super power movie and I'm being dragged through the growth and development of a teenage love.

In the Darkest Minds, there is plenty that is confusing and therefore poorly set up.

To sum up not as big or as much money ,effects or polishing as recent teen movies in the same vein (insurgent ,divergent, splergent hunger clone moan vampire garbage ) or whatever it may be but i enjoyed it and im 47 ?

Also, the cliche quiet Asian girl was cringe.

It is fun, it is sweet, it is entertaining and I'm guessing by the ending it was meant to have a sequel and probably won't because of the ratings (that again I really don't get).

The plot is fine but the story is boring.

The ending of that story-line is quite novel though, and one that now makes sense of the rather confusing trailer.

An unexpected pleasure: sci-fi with heart.

Never mind the forced SJW nonsense, and the apparent blackwashing of the lead (I'm not familiar with the books but the people I went to see this crap were), the movie was just flat-out BORING.

My teenage part of me took hold and I actually really enjoyed it.

probably one of the worst movie released in 2018.

Boring and forgettable .

It is action packed, romantic, uplifting, hopeful, and just made me smile!

Really good right until the end was really enjoying it and then it just appears that they either they ran out of money or they got bored.

A few had some skills that barely made an appearance, but others only tool seemed to be an intense stare and that was it.

Rushed and confusing .

The acting and script is about what you would expect, but the story is engaging enough to keep your attention, and it doesn't make you cringe.

So don't waste your time,....

Just a piece of crap story with boring and empty script 60% of the movie is nothing the idea is a remake for x-men .

This soulless film had zero heart put into it, the characters were bland, uninteresting and contained zero chemistry with each other and even the comic relief was a pain to watch.

Old same plot, same story, nothing new, just boring .....

I really enjoyed it.

Filled with every cliche possible for a young adult film.

It's actually pretty fun, even if some of the bits slow things down.

The pace is slow and the audience is insulted at every turn.

Worst movie by far .

The whole story line has been done so many times before, so predictable.

Watching this film I've got to honestly say it was confusing as it wasn't clear who it was intended for and towards the end what could have been an excellent film taking it in one direction was ignored and by the end it turned out to be a simple love story.

This movie is so boring, predictable and flat ...

I thought Amandla Stenberg and Harris Dickinson acted phenomenally and the story was engaging and fun.

The story is strong, the characters are enjoyable and overall a good movie.

The major plot twist is revealed right in the beginning, and the rest of the movie has a wrong and confusing pace, with the lack of character development and bonds between the characters.

This movie was awesome, funny and action packed.

It was slow .

In resume, "The Darkest Minds" isn´t a masterpiece, it´s not bad at all, but it´s not very good either, it´s a teen action/drama, entertaining movie.

Sadly, the intriguing premise suffers from subplots and secondary characters that have nothing to do with the main thread.

This one is different enough to be entertaining and I hope there's another movie as I'd like more info about the how and why things happened.

Cheesy, Predictable, Boring Dialogues.

The chemistry between the characters was great, decent storyline, I enjoyed it.

But my advice is, wait until it's free online or something, don't waste your money watching it at the theatre.

So, I can't say if this one is a memorable movie, but it was enjoyable and entertaining enough.

A boring and unoriginal young adult dystopian film that treads a heavily worn path.

Keeping in mind that having read the book any confusing information or misinformation was blind to me.

I wish we had seen a better movie, I really do, because it was just so unbearable to watch.

Don't waste your time .

Boasting clichéd superpowers, pointless musical montages and a love triangle that dominates the majority of the story, this adaptation of the similarly named YA novel is the last vestige of the dystopian teen genre.

Therefore, I quite enjoyed it and I'm looking forward to know what the hell is going to happen in the sequel.

One of the worst movies of 2018.

All in all, the movie is entertaining because of the chemistry between the main charachter and the lead, as well as the great cinematic effects.

I really enjoyed it from the first time I watched it.

I will try to address the very predictable plot-twist without spoiling anything, It was very predictable.

It's predictable and formulaic and you just know it will end on a cliffhanger leading to another film.

Exciting and full of thriller ; kind of movies like maze runner ✌

The story is easy to follow and is adequately engaging.

When I first saw the trailer for The Darkest Minds, I thought it looked interesting and maybe worth the watch...

Entertaining movie .

You can expect the predictable love story and the good guy becoming bad as it sets itself for another movie.

Instead, I witnessed a movie with a very dry plot and an anticlimactic experience.

The moment Ruby escapes from this concentration camp and joins a group of teenagers, you can get ready for the most sugar-coated and predictable storyline ever.

Another flaw of the film is the villain, which is predictable, not very smart, and generic.

The plot was basic, quite predictable.

No plot no nothing, I've seen better C movies than this.

Mostly predictable, and too similar to other movies, Hunger Games, Maze Runner and Divergent.

Even though the movie may be fast paced, and may leave out parts that were in the book...

This movie had potential but it's just too boring and cliched.

Stay away - dont waste your time.

One of the worst movies .

The plot is boring.

Was also really impressed by the music score, which had such a beautiful grandeur, rousing energy and emotional sweep.

It started well and then it became predictable the plot just never took off.

If you enjoy reading my Spoiler-Free reviews, please follow my blog :)The YA (Young-Adult) genre is filled with cliche characters and generic stories, so Jennifer Yuh Nelson's The Darkest Minds needed to be something different if it wanted to triumph.

Since the plot is fairly predictable, the lack of action increases the boredom levels.

This could be dragged out.

Most of the other characters were very predictable, I for one could sense their intentions from the start and even the ending wasn't that surprising (if you watched the trailer carefully).

I found it very entertaining and well made.

Skip this one, save your money parents wait for redbox or just skip it all together.

Anyway it's worth the watch.

To summarize, predictable, cliched and downright boring.

Underwhelming Action: Some moments shined like the eyes of the chosen, but much of the exciting battles mentioned by fans are far from the truth for me.

A waste of time and money.

It is a slow moving movie with very predictable scenes, horrible acting, and terrible lines.

The special effects are OK and the car chase / bonding scenes are fun, but there's little sense of threat, the villains are dull and cliché, and the romance is about as forced and predictable as it can get.

Yawn .

Don't waste your time seeing this poorly made movie.

The young cast including Stenberg and Dickinson are charismatic, and there is reasonable support from Moore, Whitford and a short stint by Christie, this is essentially a mashup of X-Men and The Hunger Games, it is predictable at times, but you can't complain with good special effects, and exciting chase and action sequences, it's not a bad science-fiction thriller.

Low rating reviews came from boring people.

They don't even mention the rest of the World.. The funniest one was that because the kids died every street was empty.

Of course as we have seen with Maze Runner and Mocking Jay it's now the idea to make a series of films drawn from a number of books and I believe this will be another one of those but this wasn't the best start, boring in places even which won't appeal to a younger audience.

On the contrary I can even say I enjoyed it maybe because it had some romantic parts in it.

Don't waste your money.

This movies was incredible and everything was so intriguing.

Worth Watching .

You kinda keep waiting for something exciting to happen an it barely does!

The idea's good but how it's executed is boring.