The New Mutants – Action, Sci-Fi
Category – Movie
Content – I think this is Marvel’s movie that comes after Logan and before X-Men. These 5 teenagers all have different powers, and are put into some sort of “hospital” for this female doctor to evaluate. While they learn to control their powers, the fifth girl comes into the place and brings terror with her. The other four kids are faced with their biggest fears, hence bringing out their powers in wicked ways. And the last girl, Dani, doesn’t even know what her power is yet. This movie explains the struggles of young teenagers that are different and trying to create a bond that they can rely on. However, teenagers can be indecisive and moody, which all comes out this movie. I enjoy the Marvel movies, while this one is a little darker than most. It definitely has an element of Horror involved with the fear and plays to that genre as well. I actually hope that during this weird Covid period, this movie can survive enough for Marvel to make a part two! This scores an 7.5 out of 10.
Acting – There are basically six people in this film, the five teenagers and the doctor. So let’s start with the teenagers first. Maisie Williams from Game of Thrones fame does a great job. She is always fun to watch, as we have all been watching her as a little child. She is growing into her own. Another name that is not uncommon is Anya Taylor-Joy. She has been in lots of movies in her young age, and plays a defiant teenager well. And of course Charlie Heaton from Stranger’s Things. Although his accept seems a bit corny, he does a good job beating himself up. The other two are played by Blu Hunt and Henry Zaga, both seem to fit in well with the rest of the cast. And Alice Braga rounds out the cast as the cunning doctor, who plays a lot of drama out in this action film. I would love to see the original five kids come back in a sequel and work together again. Score is 8 out of 10.
Duration – 94 mins. Just over an hour and a half, and you get everything you need. All the back stories and told, leaving you to wonder what will happen in the future. I love action films that are short and sweet! This gets an 9 out of 10.
TOTAL INDEX for The New Mutants – 24.5 out of 30
Recommended Watch – It’s an action film about teenagers with a hint of Horror. If you like the Marvel comic book type films, then I think you will like this one too!