I saw The New Mutants with my sister when it came out in the theater last September. It took a while for the movie to come out, not just because of the pandemic! I think that it was supposed to come out at the end of 2018 initially. But because of the buy of Fox by Disney, it got pushed and pushed. And when the pandemic hit, it got pushed until theaters opened.
But without further context, here’s my review for New Mutants.
Rahne Sinclair, Illyana Rasputin, Sam Guthrie, and Roberto da Costa are four young mutants held in a secluded hospital for mental therapy. Doctor Cecilia Reyes, who thinks that the four teenagers are dangerous to themselves and society, oversees them and tries to teach them to control their powers. When Danielle Moonstar joins them, strange events start to happen. The young mutants are prone to hallucinations and flashbacks, and their abilities, as well as their friendships, will be violently put to the test in a fight to stay alive.
Or, if you want, you can just watch the trailer.
As I said before, I watched the movie when it came out, back when theaters were open in France. Ever since the MCU started, my siblings and I have been huge fans of superhero movies and especially of Marvel. Together we watch every MCU (and more largely superhero) movies as soon as they come out in theaters. We even started watching WandaVision, Marvel’s new TV Show, together.
This is why we wanted, at first at least, to watch the movie together. But, since it got pushed more and more, we couldn’t watch it together, as my brother lived in Japan at that time.
Now, onto the movie. I didn’t have a lot of expectations going in, so The New Mutants is actually better than I thought it would be. I was mostly surprised by the actors, and especially Anya Taylor-Joy. Before I saw this movie, I didn’t know who she was, but the way she acted in this movie really blew me away, and she was my favorite character! I can’t wait to watch The Queen’s Gambit so I can see her acting again.
Sorry, but I’m going to spoil you the “twist” of the movie right here. So if you want to keep the surprise, just skip ahead to the next part.
The big twist of the movie is supposed to be the fact that no one is really after them, but that Dani is actually the one behind all. Of the nightmares coming to life. It was actually quite easy to guess, given all of the clues that are given throughout the movie, and also given the fact that all of this just happens to start when Dani is admitted to the mental hospital.
Should you watch The New Mutants?
It depends. I think it was a good movie to watch. But if you have a few hours to kill, it wouldn’t be the movie I’d recommend. Even if most actors in this movie are actually surprisingly good given what they are given with the script.