The New Mutants introduces a squad of super-powered teens, including Maisie Williams as Rahne Sinclair and Anna Taylor-Joy as Illyana Rasputin. As the cast introduces us to their characters, director Josh Boone gives us a playlist of his cinematic inspirations for the movie.
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
This is Maisie Williams' second time to play a character strongly associated with wolves. In New Mutants, she appears as Wolfsbane, a character that can transform into a wolf. She also played Arya Stark in Game of Thrones, Stark's house sigil was famously a wolf. See more »
Characters are kept at the facility behind a force field so they cannot escape. Illyana's mutant power is teleportation. She has to go to Limbo first, then she can teleport anywhere/when she wants. She is shown teleporting during the battle. So her powers aren't blocked. She could leave the facility at any time, and she would be able to teleport others with her. See more »
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 »
Finally after 3 years I saw it, and I must say I really enjoyed it. The movie starts off quite well, however it definitely falls flat a bit at the end, but it's entertaining and worth watching. It has a decent length and it's well made and it has a good plot.
As for the concept of horror ... MEH ... it's not really horror, it has a little bit of horror but nothing spectacular, and I wouldn't put it under the category of horror. I loved all the characters, especially the character of Magik (Anya Taylor-Joy), it's a shame that we won't see these characters and their stories anymore since it is the closing chapter of the X-Men saga with FOX.
Probably all the delays that occurred with this movie affected it in one way or another, especially because most of the people will expect too much and be disappointed, but give it a chance and enjoy it for what it is. At least it's WAY better than X-men Dark Phoenix.
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