After the government knows that there is a group of teenagers have supernatural abilities, they decided to lock them up as a safety of the society. By a way, a girl called Ruby from those teenagers managed to escape. She cooperates with a group of teenagers to fight against the adults who control everything.
Although the film's ending is relatively open-ended, [director Jennifer] Yuh Nelson's message of mobilization is an urgent message, specifically for a young audience, which it goes to great lengths to understand and serve.
Notable for its willingness to display coarse language (kids these days), and nasty behavior - it's a dystopia; when mind-control powers are in play, is it really so surprising that they get used for murder, rape, and torture?