‘The Darkest Minds’ Review: Amandla Stenberg Shines In the Kind of Ya Film They Don’t Make Anymore (For Good Reason)

In 2015, the four-film “Hunger Games” series wrapped its billion-dollar run with one final film, the bulkily-titled “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part Two.” It may have been the lowest-grossing entry in the series, but it still managed to make over $280 million at the domestic box office, the kind of money that similar Ya series would kill to make these days.

For every “Twilight” or “Divergent” success, there’s a “5th Wave” (which made less than $35 million when it opened in 2016) or an “I Am Number Four” ($55 million) or an “Ender’s Game” ($61 million) — flops big enough to prove that the bubble of Ya films with a sci-fi twist, a dystopian setting, and a powerful lead has very much burst.Read More: ‘The Darkest Minds’ Trailer: Amandla Stenberg Finally Gets a Dystopian Ya Series All Her Own — WatchWhich is why it’s so disconcerting that “The Darkest Minds” is hitting theaters now.

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