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So, after a long wait, we finally get to see what The New Mutants is all about.
Heavily delayed by Coronavirus/Lockdown, I suppose this could be classed as the second major release after the epic that is Tenet.
Compared to other X-Men/Mutant films, the film has a dark tone running from beginning to end. While other films in the franchise have huge sets, this film is set in one location, with only a handful of actors and as such, has a claustrophobic feel to it. This goes to improve character development and in turn, the overall story.
For those fans of 80’s classics and like me of a certain age, there is a “Breakfast Club” quality about the story, with the audience getting to understand the challenges and demons each character ultimately has to face and overcome.
For die hard X-Men fans, there are hints and references to the larger universe, however we do not get any sense of timeline or when this film fits, although from a personal opinion, the X-Men timeline has been played about with a tad too much!
For a relatively short film, I found The New Mutants to be an excellent, darker edition to the whole franchise, while it will not be everyone’s cup of tea, I thoroughly enjoyed it, regardless of what the reviewers on imdb say.
A solid 8/10
As always, let me know what you think.
Samantha x x
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