Parents' Guide to

The Thinning: New World Order

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Weak sequel more violent than original; language, blood.

Movie NR 2018 83 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 14+


The acting was real crumby and the story was really off.

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Too much violence
age 15+

Great Plot.... Black Mirror warning!

This film is filled with Disney Actors and Logan Paul. They navigate themselves in a dark, dystopian future. We get to know the characters well enough to care about the ones that are fighting for the world to become a better place. Some of the plot lines are predictable but there are some elements of surprise which keep it interesting.... There are some gruesome parts, but nothing too confronting. I really enjoyed this film and look forward to a next one ( although it seems that some Logan Paul haters have tried to ensure that those in this franchise will not get to act as these characters for a third time) Well done to the writers, directors, producers and all of the actors.... It's not a brilliant blockbuster but a wonderful youtube movie. I will be keeping an eye out for other youtube movies. I hope they are given a chance as they have shown they truly can create entertainment.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Like most sequels, this isn't as good as the original. There was enough of a premise to the original to give one hope that maybe something fresh and unexpected would emerge, despite the small budget and the apparent belief that haircuts, fashion, and technology will be pretty much the same in 2040 as they are now. But, alas, with The Thinning: New World Order, the truth is revealed: This is an amateurish execution that borrows a little too much from, wait for it, The Hunger Games.

The plot twists are obvious well in advance. And while most of the acting is decent, Logan Paul, when acting and not vlogging, has the emotional range of a narcoleptic flounder. The two concurrent stories -- the prison labor camp and the aboveground resistance to The Thinning -- clash against each other and veer off into too many detours. The result is a story that could have easily been told in one movie, but is apparently going to be stretched out into a trilogy.

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