Starring: Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore, Gwendoline Christie, Harris Dickinson, Skylan Brooks, Miya Cech, Patrick Gibson, Golden Brooks, Wallace Langham
OUR RATING: ★★☆☆☆
Sci-fi thriller directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson, which the story is set in a world where a plague kills 98% of America’s children. The surviving 2% develop superpowers and are placed in internment camps. 16-year-old Ruby Daly (Amandla Stenberg), one of the most powerful young people anyone has encountered, escapes her camp and joins a group of runaway teens seeking safe haven. Soon this newfound family realizes that, in a world in which the adults in power have betrayed them, running is not enough and they must wage a resistance, using their collective power to take back control of their future.
Best Quotes (Total Quotes: 11)
Voice: If you hear this, you’re one of us. If you’re one of us, you can find us.
Ruby: [voice over] Soon there wouldn’t be any kids anywhere. The government wasn’t afraid of what happened to the ones that didn’t make it. They were afraid of us, because the ones that survived changed.
Cate: Ruby, you are very rare, among the most powerful.
Liam: [to Ruby] We’re going to a place where kids can live together on the outside. The only people who would ever help us are us.
[as they are being a chased]
Liam: Whatever happens, don’t stop!
Newscaster: For their safety and yours, please turn over your children.
Chubs: [to Ruby] I’m smart enough to know your habits, and you’re smart enough to be hiding.
Ruby: [to Liam] I just didn’t want you to be afraid of me. The more that I try to control it, the more damage that I do.
Liam: I can show you how to use your strengths the way they’re meant to be used. We can fight back.
Ruby: We don’t have to stay in darkness. We’ve survived all of this. I will fight for all of us.
Liam: I’m going to tell you a story, okay? So it’s summer in Salem, and you’re suffering through another boring hot July working part-time at the ice cream parlor. You have earbuds in, music blaring, and one day your dad says, “Hey, let’s go to Virginia beach.” And then as fate would have it, I spot you, and you’re walking towards me, and you’re beautiful.
Ruby: What happens next?
Total Quotes: 11
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