The New Mutants

The New Mutants

By Josh Boone

  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Release Date: 2020-04-03
  • Advisory Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 1h 34min
  • Director: Josh Boone
  • iTunes Price: USD 19.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 5.99

Description

In this terrifying, action-fueled film based on the MARVEL comic series, five young people who demonstrate special powers are brought to a secret institution to undergo treatments they are told will cure them of the dangers of their powers. Included are Danielle Moonstar aka Mirage (Blu Hunt), who creates illusions from other people’s fears; Rahne Sinclair (Maisie Williams), who transforms into the werewolf Wolfsbane; Sam Guthrie (Charlie Heaton), who, as Cannonball, can fly at jet speeds protected by a force field; Roberto da Costa aka Sunspot (Henry Zaga), who absorbs and channels solar power; and Illyana Rasputin aka Magik (Anya Taylor-Joy). The younger sister of Colossus, Magik becomes encased in armor at will and wields a soulsword that amplifies her multiple superhuman and psychic abilities. Invited by Dr. Cecilia Reyes (Alice Braga) to share their stories about when their powers first manifested, the five “patients” come to understand that they are in a class of people called mutants, who have historically been marginalized and feared. As they relive their origin stories, their memories seem to turn into terrifying realities. Soon, they question what is real and what isn’t, and it becomes clear that the institution isn’t what it seems. Now the question is — why are they being held captive? And who is trying to destroy them? The tension and horror mount in this white-knuckle thrill ride directed by Josh Boone and co-written by Boone and Knate Lee.

Reviews

  • It good.

    1
    By oxjox
    Starts out bad. Becomes tolerable. Ends disappointingly.
  • Wasn't what I expected...

    4
    By Szieve
    This is outside of the "official" MCU... That being said, It wasn't half bad.. If you're not a comic nerd.. you might be a bit lost.. they did a decent job of "trying" to explain origins , but just fall completely short..Each one of these characters has a LOT more depth than was presented.. Might have been better to explore the nature of their powers and how it realtes to the characters themselves rather than backstory/flashbacks.. That kind of thing is best for a 2nd film... that will unfortunately never happen due to the structure of the first... sadly, ... a one off... I completely enjoyed the movie, as I know all of the characters present ahead of time as well as their back story.. didn't think Rhane was naerly agressive enough.. but she evolves over time.. it was fun to see the comics come to life..
  • A solid end and great follow up to Logan

    4
    By PapAJaxx
    While I wish they would have released this as an R rated version, to take better advantage of the content, I liked this movie enough to watch it twice during my rental period. If you’re a fan, you’re a fan. I’ve read reviews on countless sites and most mirror what I see here. I’m honestly unsure what people are expecting but I do think framing a movie like this against MCU behemoths will leave you sour. I loved the slow burn of this, although it was easy to spot Dani’s revelation early as a casual viewer. This is getting added to the collection for sure.
  • Waste of great characters

    2
    By poor service bites
    There was a reason this film took so long to be released. Not sure if the writers ever read any of the comic books, but it would have helped out with a better story. Not sure these characters will ever be seen on screen again.
  • Awful

    1
    By Film_Pro1
    Avoid at all costs.
  • Solid, entertaining movie drawn more from source material

    5
    By William__T
    Give it a chance
  • New Mutants

    5
    By smallworld21
    This is a great movie you won’t regret it. I just hope it’s the beginning of the next x-men series.
  • Would not watch again

    2
    By Golf snob
    This is not the new mutants. These are young adults who don’t know how to control their power or don’t really know what power they have. Lots of time wasted developing characters and not much on abilities. Some times I wonder do the studios even know who the audience is that consumes the content. Most people who watch mutant movies enjoy CGI, want to see the characters use their powers and see the villain fight against the characters. This movie missed the point but could have been really good. Felt like a slow moving horror movie. Little to no reason to spend the money.
  • could have been great

    3
    By Steelwing Studios
    too bad about all the troubles it kept running into over the many setback release dates. makers kept changing their minds about what kind of movie it should be. started out as a horror. then they got scared that might limit audience approval too much. so they refilmed & re-edited it as a standard superhero action. then got scared that was too overdone, so reworked it as a drama. then realized that was stupid, and tried to make it all three ideas. but just meant they couldn't go far enough in any of those directions to stand tall in any one, and it just feels held back and muddy and nothing special. so much wasted potential. so many idiots in charge of movies lately.
  • Honestly, Terrible

    2
    By AmplifiedLife
    I usually don’t write reviews, bcos who cares what I think, but I had been waiting for this film. For a long time... so I wanted it to be good, like a fan does. But unfortunately it is not good. I found myself cocking my head, like a confused dog, and to myself saying out loud “wait, what?”. It was that jarring. Literally. And early in the film too. For the record, I found the visual fx & sound to be well done, but the story was so poorly presented, it wasn’t even fun to watch the rest a second time. So I fast forwarded to just the few VFX moments and then deleted the whole thing. Who do you blame when nearly every aspect of a movie ends up this flawed? Lastly, the acting was uneven, to be polite, but their accents were cringe worthy. Show stopping. The kind of acting that is so unprofessional, it takes you out of the story and forces you to think about how much these people get paid, compared to people like first responders. You may resent all artists, for a moment. Some of the acting was that bad to me. Watch for yourself. Like this review, it’s just... not good

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