DVD: The Darkest Minds
We were essentially promised a teenage X-men film, but what Darkest Minds delivers is a hodgepodge of stolen ideas from many other teen lit films and superheroes movies, that in more capable hands might have produced something worthy, but instead this mess ends up feeling more like a 105 minute set up for a series of films, rather than a film itself.
The film loses itself by needlessly over-explaining stuff and complicating the storyline when it should have focussed on relationship building and balls to the wall action.
The only thing good that can come from The Darkest Minds is that I think it bombed enough at the box office that the series is dead in the ground.
Rating: M Suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over. NOTE: Violence