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The New Mutants (2020)

PG-13 | | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi | 28 August 2020 (USA)
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Five young mutants, just discovering their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will, fight to escape their past sins and save themselves.

Director:

Josh Boone

Writers:

Josh Boone, Knate Lee
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Complete credited cast:
Maisie Williams ... Rahne Sinclair
Anya Taylor-Joy ... Illyana Rasputin
Charlie Heaton ... Sam Guthrie
Alice Braga ... Dr. Reyes
Blu Hunt ... Dani Moonstar
Henry Zaga ... Roberto da Costa
Adam Beach ... Dani's Father
Thomas Kee ... Sam's Father
Colbi Gannett ... Young Illyana
Happy Anderson ... Reverend Craig
Dustin Ceithamer ... Smiling Man
Jacinto Vega SpiritWolf Jacinto Vega SpiritWolf ... Frozen Cheyenne (as Jacinto 'Spirit Wolf' Vega)
Chuck Chuck ... Wolf
Marilyn Manson ... Smiling Man (voice)

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Storyline

After a near-death experience during a strange tornado, Danielle Moonstar awakens in an abandoned research facility run by the mysterious Dr Cecilia Reyes. There, Dr Reyes introduces Dani to four other equally uncommon teenagers: Illyana Rasputin, Rahne Sinclair, Sam Guthrie, and Roberto da Costa, who wants to keep them safe and sound until they learn how to be in full control of their extraordinary abilities. However, even though the exceptional team of traumatised inmates believes that they're being treated and cared for, before long, they all start to experience horrifying hallucinations. But, this institution was supposed to be a safe place. Are they patients or prisoners? Written by Nick Riganas

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There is something new to fear. See more »

Genres:

Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violent content, some disturbing/bloody images, some strong language, thematic elements and suggestive material | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Rosario Dawson was originally offered to played Cecilia Reyes but dropped out for unknown reasons. See more »

Goofs

Wood behind the clock is broken by Dani to get the high view. Later in the movie it is shown fully covered. but in the end of the movie it is shown damaged again. When the clock is first shown after Dani kicked through the face, it may have been a different face of the clock that was shown. See more »

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[first lines]
Danielle Moonstar: There's a Native American proverb that says: Inside every person there are two bears, forever locked in combat for your soul. One bear is all things good: compassion, love, trust. The other is all things evil: fear, shame and self-destruction.
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The opening title and closing credits are accompanied by snowfall. See more »

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Version of X-Men: Evolution (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Bastards of Young
Written by Paul Westerberg
Performed by The Replacements
Courtesy of Sire Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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A Potentially Great Idea Not Used to the Fullest
27 August 2020 | by paul_3-960-896774See all my reviews

@garcwrites: This movie is a slow burn that gives you enough time to get to know the new mutants but it's not very atmospheric. It doesn't put you in the mood, despite the horror vibe of the piece. I never felt anxious, or worried for any of the characters.

Even if the tone is a bit of a miss for me, it is a smartly constructed story. I felt I got the characters. I understood their fears, their traumas, and why they were the way we found them on an intellectual level but I hardly felt for them. I can't say that the actors didn't pull their weight, even though they are no oscar worthy performances, but giving that the atmosphere wasn't really there nothing elevated the work they put in.

The action scenes and visual effects were great for what they were going for, but in comparison to the sets looked like an expensive new car in a junk yard. The facility they were in is so rundown and cheap looking that I couldn't believe that it had voice activated locks. It would have been easier to believe that the doors opened and closed because of a Mutant's power.

The New Mutants felt like a great idea that wasn't totally followed through. There is a gun-shy feeling to it. They didn't go all the way or didn't strike the right tone. The first half of Josh Trank's Fant4stic Four felt more ominous than this entire movie. Unless they going for an intellectual horror superhero movie - if that's a thing - it worked! Because I understood what I was suppose to feel but never experienced any of the emotions.


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Country:

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Language:

English | Portuguese | Latin

Release Date:

28 August 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

X-Men: The New Mutants See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$67,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,037,017, 30 August 2020

Gross USA:

$23,852,659

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$46,743,669
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Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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