The New Mutants

2020 • 94 minutes
3.3
75 reviews
35%
Tomatometer
14A
Rating
Eligible
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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.
Rating
14A
3.3
75 reviews
Jim Thibault
November 17, 2020
I was not disappointed, I never read a New Mutants comic so maybe I am not as biased as others maybe. I found the characters and the story pretty complex, so much so when I watched it the second time I learned more and I suspect I will when I watch the film again "now I have digital copy". I suspect if the film was released a year before it was released it would of done very well. I like the movie I am looking forward to future films, finding out more. Since this is in the same "universe" as the X-Men I can picture interesting stories in the future.
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Dustin Banfill
November 25, 2020
I don't think this movie deserves some of the hate it has gotten. That being said: I feel this could have been a much darker horror driven movie than it ended up being, the original trailer made it seem as such. However I think the acquisition of 20th Century Fox ended up being a detriment to the film because the powers that be clearly told the creators that it needed to be less dark. Despite all this though, it was still a quality movie with a bit of a slow start. I would recommend it.
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Josh Vincent
November 19, 2020
Better than X-Men Apocalypse and Dark Phoenix, but those are pretty low bars. Can’t live up to the greats in the Fox’s Marvel Universe (Logan, Days of Future Past, Deadpool 1&2), but much better than the Rotten Tomatoes rating. It is a well rounded movie and, to me, it lived up to the three year hype. Now that the Fox’s Marvel universe is over, looking forward to see how the characters are rebooted into the MCU.
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