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* ShoutOut: To Literature/WatershipDown. In the book the characters are reading it and directly talk about how it relates to their experiences. In the movie, the closing speech just contains some unattributed lines from Frith's advice to El-Ahrairah.

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* ShoutOut: To Literature/WatershipDown. In the book the characters are reading it and directly talk about how it relates to their experiences. In the movie, Ruby reads to Zu from the book as a bedtime story, and the closing speech just contains some unattributed lines from Frith's advice to El-Ahrairah.


** Unlike in the books where there was no way to tell what color psi a person was unless they were seen using their powers, here the psis are depicted as having their eyes glow in the color of their government classification whenever their powers are used. Also the children who died from the IAAN virus also have their eyes glow similarly shortly before they die, which did not happen in the original novel. Possibly CoconutSuperpowers, because if all Psis could be identified thus Ruby would have been killed years earlier.

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** Unlike in the books where there was no way to tell what color psi a person was unless they were seen using their powers, here the psis are depicted as having their eyes glow in the color of their government classification whenever their powers are used. Also the children who died from the IAAN virus also have their eyes glow similarly shortly before they die, which did not happen in the original novel. Possibly CoconutSuperpowers, due to the RuleOfPerception, because if all Psis could be identified thus Ruby would have been killed years earlier.

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** Less of a change and more of a case of increased ability. By the end of the film, Ruby has the power to control people without first making physical contact and can control more than one mind at a time [[spoiler:skills she would gain in the second and third books, respectively]].

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* AdaptationalHeroism: In the books, the Children's League turns out to be not very different from the government. Here though, while they still have a bad reputation, it's portrayed as false and they're heroes. [[spoiler: Ruby joins them at the end]].


''The Darkest Minds'' is a 2018 American ScienceFiction film [[TheFilmOfTheBook based on]] Creator/AlexandraBracken's [[Literature/TheDarkestMinds novel of the same name]]. It is directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson (director of ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'' and ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda3'') in her live-action directorial debut, and stars Music/MandyMoore, Creator/GwendolineChristie and Creator/AmandlaStenberg.

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''The Darkest Minds'' is a 2018 American ScienceFiction film [[TheFilmOfTheBook based on]] Creator/AlexandraBracken's [[Literature/TheDarkestMinds novel of the same name]]. It is directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson (director of ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'' and ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda3'') in her live-action directorial debut, and stars Music/MandyMoore, Creator/GwendolineChristie Creator/AmandlaStenberg, Music/MandyMoore and Creator/AmandlaStenberg.
Creator/GwendolineChristie.



** Unlike in the books where there was no way to tell what color psi a person was unless they were seen using their powers, here the psiís are depicted as having their eyes glow in the color of their government classification whenever their powers are used. Also the children who died from the IAAN virus also have their eyes glow similarly shortly before they die, which did not happen in the original novel. Possibly CoconutSuperpowers, because if all Psis could be identified thus Ruby would have been killed years earlier.
** In the books Red psi can create and control fire, here this is changed to having them exclusively breathing fire from their mouths.

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** Unlike in the books where there was no way to tell what color psi a person was unless they were seen using their powers, here the psiís psis are depicted as having their eyes glow in the color of their government classification whenever their powers are used. Also the children who died from the IAAN virus also have their eyes glow similarly shortly before they die, which did not happen in the original novel. Possibly CoconutSuperpowers, because if all Psis could be identified thus Ruby would have been killed years earlier.
** In the books Red psi psis can create and control fire, here this is changed to having them exclusively breathing fire from their mouths.



* AdaptationalVillainy: [[spoiler:Clancy was definitely a piece of work in the books, but here he's the cause of ''all'' the government's atrocities, due to having mind-controlled enough of the government to be shown getting off Air Force One in the ending scenes. A soldier he's mind controlled reports that his father is "still in your rubber room". Whereas the FallenStatesOfAmerica in the books is the result of internal and international {{Realpolitik}}, here it's because the country is being run by a [[TeensAreMonsters sociopathic teenage]] telepath]].

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* AdaptationalVillainy: [[spoiler:Clancy was definitely a piece of work in the books, but here he's the cause of ''all'' the government's atrocities, due to having mind-controlled enough of the government to be shown getting off Air Force One in the ending scenes. A soldier he's mind controlled mind-controlled reports that his father is "still in your rubber room". Whereas the FallenStatesOfAmerica in the books is the result of internal and international {{Realpolitik}}, here it's because the country is being run by a [[TeensAreMonsters sociopathic teenage]] telepath]].



* BigBad: [[spoiler:Clancy. In the books, he's on the run from the government despite his enmity to Ruby and her friends, but here he might actually ''be'' running it]].

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* BigBad: [[spoiler:Clancy. In the books, he's on the run from the government despite his enmity to Ruby and her friends, but here he might he's actually ''be'' running ''running'' it]].



* FantasticRacism: The government puts any children with superpowers into internment camps.

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* FantasticRacism: The government puts any children with superpowers into in internment camps.



* InformedAttribute: The [[MindOverMatter blues]] being somehow less dangerous than the [[ShockAndAwe yellows]], [[PlayingWithFire reds]] or [[{{Telepathy}} oranges]]. Telekinetics usually become PersonsOfMassDestruction in speculative works and [[spoiler:this universe is no exception. Liam even kills four reds single-handedly and while still reeling from a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown]].
* PlayingWithFire: Some of the teenagers are able to summon blasts of fire.

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* InformedAttribute: The [[MindOverMatter blues]] Blues]] being somehow less dangerous than the [[ShockAndAwe yellows]], Golds]], [[PlayingWithFire reds]] Reds]] or [[{{Telepathy}} oranges]].Oranges]]. Telekinetics usually become PersonsOfMassDestruction in speculative works and [[spoiler:this universe is no exception. Liam even kills four reds Reds single-handedly and while still reeling from a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown]].
* PlayingWithFire: Some of the teenagers are able to summon create blasts of fire.fire from their mouths.


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* PsychicAssistedSuicide: [[{{Telepathy}} Oranges]] have the ability to make people kill themselves or others. Ruby even uses it to [[spoiler: make a helicopter pilot perform a {{suicide attack}} against Clancy.]]

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* ShoutOut: To Literature/WatershipDown. In the book the characters are reading it and directly talk about how it relates to their experiences. In the movie, the closing speech just contains some unattributed lines from Frith's advice to El-Ahrairah.


* BigBad: [[spoiler:Clancy. In the books, he's on the run from the government, but here he might actually ''be'' running it]].

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* BigBad: [[spoiler:Clancy. In the books, he's on the run from the government, government despite his enmity to Ruby and her friends, but here he might actually ''be'' running it]].


* AdaptationalVillainy: [[spoiler:Clancy was definitely a piece of work in the books, but here he's the cause of everything in the setting, due to having mind-controlled enough of the government to be shown getting off Air Force One in the ending scenes. A soldier he's mind controlled reports that his father is "still in your rubber room". Whereas the FallenStatesOfAmerica in the books is the result of internal and international {{Realpolitik}}, here it's because the country is being run by a [[TeensAreMonsters sociopathic teenage]] telepath]].

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* AdaptationalVillainy: [[spoiler:Clancy was definitely a piece of work in the books, but here he's the cause of everything in ''all'' the setting, government's atrocities, due to having mind-controlled enough of the government to be shown getting off Air Force One in the ending scenes. A soldier he's mind controlled reports that his father is "still in your rubber room". Whereas the FallenStatesOfAmerica in the books is the result of internal and international {{Realpolitik}}, here it's because the country is being run by a [[TeensAreMonsters sociopathic teenage]] telepath]].

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* AdaptationalVillainy: [[spoiler:Clancy was definitely a piece of work in the books, but here he's the cause of everything in the setting, due to having mind-controlled enough of the government to be shown getting off Air Force One in the ending scenes. A soldier he's mind controlled reports that his father is "still in your rubber room". Whereas the FallenStatesOfAmerica in the books is the result of internal and international {{Realpolitik}}, here it's because the country is being run by a [[TeensAreMonsters sociopathic teenage]] telepath]].


** Unlike in the books where there was no way to tell what color psi a person was unless they were seen using their powers, here the psiís are depicted as having their eyes glow in the color of their government classification whenever their powers are used. Also the children who died from the IAAN virus also have their eyes glow similarly shortly before they die, which did not happen in the original novel.

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** Unlike in the books where there was no way to tell what color psi a person was unless they were seen using their powers, here the psiís are depicted as having their eyes glow in the color of their government classification whenever their powers are used. Also the children who died from the IAAN virus also have their eyes glow similarly shortly before they die, which did not happen in the original novel. Possibly CoconutSuperpowers, because if all Psis could be identified thus Ruby would have been killed years earlier.



* BigBad: [[spoiler: Clancy]].

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* BigBad: [[spoiler: Clancy]].[[spoiler:Clancy. In the books, he's on the run from the government, but here he might actually ''be'' running it]].



* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Ruby's eyes glow when she activates her powers.

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* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Ruby's Kids' eyes glow their respective colors when she activates her powers.they use them, which in the case of Greens is the only way to show viewers that those powers are in use.

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* BigBad: [[spoiler: Clancy]].


* PragmaticAdaptation: Black Betty was changed from a small mini-van in the book to a much larger delivery van, so that it the camera crew would be able to fit filming equipment inside it.

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* PragmaticAdaptation: Black Betty was changed from a small mini-van in the book to a much larger delivery van, so that it the camera crew would be able to fit filming equipment inside it.



* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The trailer and several posters show [[spoiler: Ruby's body disintegrating at one point.]]

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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The trailer and several posters show [[spoiler: Ruby's body disintegrating at several points, [[spoiler:which in the movie is a visual representation of Ruby erasing herself from a person's memory]]. This is made worse in that the trailer specifically shows a shot of this happening in front of [[spoiler:Liam]], which is one point.]]of the very last scenes of the film.

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* PragmaticAdaptation: Black Betty was changed from a small mini-van in the book to a much larger delivery van, so that it the camera crew would be able to fit filming equipment inside it.


''The Darkest Minds'' is a 2018 American ScienceFiction film [[TheFilmOfTheBook based on]] Creator/AlexandraBracken's [[Literature/TheDarkestMinds novel of the same name]]. It is directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson (director of ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'' and ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda3'') in her live-action directorial debut, and stars Music/MandyMoore, Creator/GwendolineChristie and Amandla Stenberg.

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''The Darkest Minds'' is a 2018 American ScienceFiction film [[TheFilmOfTheBook based on]] Creator/AlexandraBracken's [[Literature/TheDarkestMinds novel of the same name]]. It is directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson (director of ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'' and ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda3'') in her live-action directorial debut, and stars Music/MandyMoore, Creator/GwendolineChristie and Amandla Stenberg.
Creator/AmandlaStenberg.

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* AdaptationalSuperpowerChange:
** Unlike in the books where there was no way to tell what color psi a person was unless they were seen using their powers, here the psiís are depicted as having their eyes glow in the color of their government classification whenever their powers are used. Also the children who died from the IAAN virus also have their eyes glow similarly shortly before they die, which did not happen in the original novel.
** In the books Red psi can create and control fire, here this is changed to having them exclusively breathing fire from their mouths.
** In the books Yellow psi can generate and control electricity, with some who have difficulty controlling this ability causing minor electrical malfunctions or creating large bursts of electricity whenever they touch an electronic object. Here all [[AdaptationNameChange Gold]] psi seem to require electronic objects to channel their power through.
** Chubs is changed from being a Blue psi (being [[MindOverMatter telekinetic]]) in the books to a Green (having SuperIntelligence) psi here.

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