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ontd original: I watched it so you don't have to; "The New Mutants"

Somehow, the X-Men spinoff The New Mutants has managed to sustain prerelease buzz ever since its first teaser trailer dropped all the way back in 2017 — though audience awareness has mostly kept pace because of the movie’s superhuman ability to elude release.

             - Chris Lee, “What Happened to THE NEW MUTANTS”, Vulture
(it links to a tweet I hope that's okay bc it's not embedded?)

The New Mutants is a 2018 2019 2020 American superhero horror film based on the Marvel Comics team of the same name. It is the thirteenth and final installment in the X-Men film series

The trailer came out in 2017.


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It was one of 2 major movies to come out after most theaters in the states were closed (The other was “Tenet”). It took so long to release this movie that it was executive produced by Stan Lee, who died in 2018.

How Did the Critics React?

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It’s also sitting pretty at 33% on Rotten Tomatoes...which is much better than other movies I saw in 2020!

However, unlike my Artemis Fowl post, where I knew everything about the source material...I don’t read Marvel comics. I don’t know who these children are.

What I know about this movie’s subject matter before I watched it:

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(These images are really dark BECAUSE the movie is really dark)

The Cast

Blu Hunt as Danielle "Dani" Moonstar / Mirage

I’m more surprised they actually cast a Native American, as Blu is from the Lakota tribe.
I don't think she's particularly good, but that goes for 4/5 of the youth cast.

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Random Stuff:

Dani’s power being making people relive their memories physically is a super effective tool in revealing the backstories of everyone.
I wonder how the prop search went for this. “We need those blankets - you know the ones - the waffle blankets. Super scratchy. Kind of thin. YES, that’s it!”

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The Final Thoughts

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Compared to other superhero movies this year...it's much better than "Bloodshot" and it's much, much worse than "Birds of Prey".

sources are in the post also me, totally legally paying for this movie 🌚, taking screenshots.
There's another movie I want to do this for but I don't know if I can stomach it again.

Tags: ontd original, x-men

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