Reviews for The New Mutants ( ) 1080p

IMDB: 5.5 / 10

disappointing

Personally, I feel that that essence of what it is to be a mutant has been lost

wow

This movie is not worth watching. Its story has no twist and turns but that's not the worst part, the worst part is the acting. There are no actors that match their characters. except for Adam. Maisie Williams is even the worst-performing actress. Don't waste your money.

disaster

I thought waiting so long to see this movie would be worth it, but no, it turned out to be a total disaster. The movie hasn't set its tone, sometimes you feel like it's from the horror genre and other times from the superhero genre.

Well

Would perhaps appeal to teenagers, but not to anyone with a discerning opinion. Inappropriate for young teens and too abysmal for anyone over 18.

unimpressed

I was not expecting anything from this movie and was equally disappointed. It is not worth even paying the entrance.

Extremly bad

Please save your money and buy something else rather than ticket for this movie. Boring and very bad.

made for money

This movie is soulless and dull and so bad, its better off you dont pay this movie any money so we can stop getting stuff like this

no

First of all, this is not """okay""" LOL. this movie is actually garbage like it's so bad, I would rather watch celebi and exaks adventures over this.

movie so bad and cringe

The star wars prequels are better than this cringe piece of TRASH

can this movie go to 3.5?

This movie is so bad like 5.6 is too generous for this filth. I think we should all give revenge of the fallen a 10/10 because this is so bad.

movie so baaaaaaaaad

Wow this movie is objectively subjectively and just bad in every wayAlso exak stop being silly and lying.

BAD BAD BAD????????

Dont waste your money and precious time on this trash!

REALLY really really atrocious

Worse than mulan 2020 and that movie is also really bad and cringy

lame

Makes batman and robin and batman forever look like a masterpiece

0/10

However, to make this movie go up to a 1/10 or 2/10, take LSD because it increases the experience.

ugh

See, this is why movies like these should not be PG-13. This should have been rated R.

Worse than I expected

I went in with low expectations and yet still left disappointed. I'd like to say something positive but I really can't think of anything right now. The plot, dialogue, characters, acting, cinematography, lighting, everything was just awful.

I don't usually take note of accents in movies, if the characterisations are fine then I usually just gloss over them. It says a lot that even I noticed how bad and inconsistent these were.

The backstories were glossed over and only partially explored for the most part with glaring holes in most of them.

The "hospital" setting was not set up, explained, or even logically consistent. If you don't know who is behind it with a certain name drop, then you won't get any answers here.

Just bad. Bad and a waste of your time. Watch literally anything else. Go for a walk. Play with your dog. Live life. Don't watch this.

One of the worst super hero movies ever.

Yeah I'm going to get downvoted for this but I honestly believe that it's WORSE than Suicide Squad. The acting is awful, the CGI looks bad, the characters are unlikable, tons of plot holes and the logic is all screwed up. I could go on all day but I've only seen the first X-men movie, Origins: Wolverine (which I need to rewatch tbh), and the two deadpool movies. So when I'm talking about the logic and plot holes, it's from stuff that is unexplained in the movie since this movie gave me little care to find the whole story of The New Mutants. I'm not against the Lesbian stuff shown at all but it does feel rushed and would have been better kept in the sequel. Oh well, it's just another movie that introduces new characters to replace the old ones since these new characters fit the agenda by Hollywood (Like the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy and Terminator Dark Fate as examples) today except there are no MaREY sues or Gary Stues thankfully.

"New Mutants" offers nothing new

Fimed way back in the bygone time of 2017, "The New Mutants" - the newest entry into the now-scrapped X-Men Cinematic Universe - has had its fair share of trouble getting to theaters. Originally set for release in April 2018, the movie has had a record of seven date changes, making it a running joke that it would never see the light of day. Defying the naysayers, "The New Mutants" has finally hit theaters right in the middle of a pandemic.

Set in a remote research facility, "The New Mutants" follows five teenagers as they discover their newfound powers. The stern Dr. Reyes looks after the young mutants and tries to help them control their raw powers. We follow the newest member of the group, Danielle Moonstar, who was placed there after a mysterious natural disaster wiped out her entire reservation. After some time, the five realize that there's more behind this facility than meets the eye. To save themselves and right the wrongs of the past, the group must work together to harness their powers and become something bigger than themselves.

"The New Mutants" is directed by Josh Boone, who last made a critical and commercial splash with his adaptation of "The Fault in Our Stars".

Billed as an action/horror/drama, "The New Mutants" fails on all three of those genre levels. Thanks to Boone's inability to grasp onto his material, the various tones of the movie go together like oil & water rather than peanut butter & jelly.

The action is sparse throughout the first 80 minutes, only showing us glimpses of each person's unique power. The final 15 minutes end on an action set piece that unleashes all that the movie has been building up, which isn't much. The intentionally dark and snowy setting acts as a smokescreen to cover up the poor digital effects and blocking.

Fairing even worse than the action is the horror element. It's been reported that the studio demanded reshoots to add more horror after the mega-success of "IT". Neutered by a PG-13 rating, the scares in this movie are comparable to the ones found in a January dumpster movie aimed solely at young teenagers. For nearly the entire runtime, we're subjected to a rinse repeat cycle of jump scares and sound blasts that only mildly startle us, but never come close to scaring. Even the main villains - gangly creatures dressed in tuxedos that look almost too similar to Slenderman - come across more laughable than creepy.

But even the failings in the action and horror department don't come close to the movie's biggest crime, which is how boring it is. For being set in a superhero universe, very little of this movie is connected to the larger world. Except for a few name drops and the fact that our main characters are called mutants, this could have been set in any other YA universe and it wouldn't have made a difference.

The uninteresting plot offers few biting questions to chew on. If you have even an inkling of knowledge about the X-Men Universe, then these questions will be a breeze to answer. But, immediately knowing these answers is a double-edged sword as you now have to impatiently wait an hour for the movie to reveal them in the dullest way possible.

Maybe the only person who can come out of this mess with some credibility is Blu Hunt and her performance as our lead character, Danielle. Hunt does fall into the teenage actor trap of overdoing it, but overall she does a commendable job of being the audience's viewpoint into this story.

Three of our five main characters have accents and each of them vies for the award of least convincing. The winner of that goes to American-born Anya Taylor-Joy in her attempt at portraying a Russian. Charlie Heaton's Kentucky drawl comes in at a close second place, while the British Maisie Williams of "Game of Thrones" fame does alright with her Scottish accent.

As an action movie, "The New Mutants" is a failure. As a horror movie, it's a failure. Even as a piece of entertainment, it's a failure. This is nothing more than a cheap cash grab whose only purpose is to make a quick buck off brand recognition alone.

The only time I'll ever think about this movie again is when I have to decide where to place it on my worst-of-the-year list.

Save your money

This a bad movie. The plot holes you can drive truck through