If you sat down to watch The Darkest Minds without knowing it was based on a book, that information would become abundantly clear about 10 minutes into the film. Almost every scene, especially early on, feels slightly detached from the last, as if some cohesive thread was cut to squeeze a 500-page book into a 100-minute movie -- which, if we're being honest, is almost certainly the case. The result is an interesting, beautiful-looking movie that gets increasingly frustrating as plot lines are left in the dust, relationships are forced together, and surprises are clearly telegraphed.
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Video: Fox’s upcoming adaptation of Alexandra Bracken’s YA series The Darkest Minds might seem like an epic, action-oriented X-Men kind of a story, but the film’s latest trailer is a powerful reminder that romance is ultimately what drives everything forward.
Video: Fox just released the first trailer for its adaptation of Alexandra Bracken's sci-fi young adult series, The Darkest Minds. If you didn't realise it was based on Bracken's novels and took away the title, at first glance it'd honestly make for a pretty interesting looking member of the studio's swathe of X-Men films.