Filming in a century-old psychiatric hospital, The New Mutants cast and crew experienced a few ... unexplained events. Hear about what what went bump in the night for Maisie Williams, Anna Taylor-Joy, and their costars.
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
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This is not bad, not at all. This is actually pretty good. And compared to most other superhero movies the past few years this is definitely one of the better.
I also really enjoy the basic premise and, although ultimately a small failure, I also enjoyed the attempt for a slightly darker more horror feel.
So, the good:
Anya Taylor-Joy! It is such a joy to watch this young woman in anything. She is brilliant actress and she is the shining star of this movie too. The rest of the cast, with a couple of exception, is also excellent in their roles.I also love the pacing. There is no Wham! Slam! Kaboom! every 5 seconds as is the norm with most superhero movies.
The general story and storytelling is also very good. We get to know the characters really well and since the telling of the story take its time we have a nice good entertaining story to watch. Also big extra plus for showing a Buffy episode in the background in one scene.
As mention I also enjoyed what they tried to do. Mostly they did a great job, but it didn't really land. Which leads me to:
The horror aspect and slightly darker feel do not really work 100%. Mainly because its very cliche. Evil corporation? Well, never seen that before... And testing going with an evil doctor is so cliche that its basically a bore. Especially since the doctor lady is also the weakest actor of the movie.
The movie is also very short. Feels like they should have made the story last a lot longer. And my final small complaint is that the CGi is not always on point. Sure the computer graphics are a million times better than anything the DC gang spits out, but for Marvel and superhero movies not so great.
Overall though this is a good movie and I enjoyed it a lot. I give it a 7/10, a strong 7. Magic is the star and a great character, but I hope we see a lot more of these folk in the future. Definitely a lot that can done with this team.
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