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Just when you though the multiplex was safe from a YA adaptation, here comes “The Darkest Minds,” which seeks to turn Alexandra Bracken’s trilogy of books into a brand new franchise for the milking, with studio 20th Century Fox trying to find a new area of fandom to delight after “The Maze Runner” came to a conclusion earlier this year. What’s initially appealing is the employment of Jennifer Yuh Nelson as director, working her way out of the animated realm after helming the last two “Kung Fu Panda” sequels, now in charge of a potential blockbuster that has big plans for future chapters. Sadly, “The Darkest Minds” is the most cartoon movie she’s made, showing very little mastery of human behavior and basic storytelling needs, keeping this first shot fired a resounding dud. Read the rest at 


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