Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The Darkest Minds First Preview

Giddy with the power of my seemingly magical MoviePass, I went to the movies last night and as always I show up in time for the trailers because it's the polite thing to do. Several thoughts - (1) Ocean's 8 is ever so slowly growing on me. (2) I'm already sold on Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again; so I will gladly stop seeing the preview before every movie. (3) I'm a closet movie snob when it comes to comedies. Night School starring Kevin Hart made me cringe but I know I will in the future be tipsy with friends laughing out loud as we watch it.

The preview that most caught my attention was for The Darkest Minds. The keep it simple plot synopsis is that after children and teens worldwide develop amazing abilities, they are imprisoned by the government. No longer satisfied just to be on the run, one group forms a budding resistance to fight for their survival and find answers. Like so many movies starring the teen set, The Darkest Minds is based on a trilogy of young adult novels. I think it looks visually interesting and as a longtime comic book fan, the storyline is right up my alley. Also, since the next X-Men movies seem mired in reshoots and delays, this could feed my need for an X-Men type story.

The Darkest Minds is set to premier August 3rd.