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THE NEW MUTANTS - Review
THE NEW MUTANTS
Release Date: August 28, 2020
Director: Josh Boone
Stars: Blu Hunt, Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton
Plot: A group of young mutants try to figure out how to escape their situation and control their powers at the same time
Clint Says: Wait for the digital release and make someone else rent it
We waited five months for this film to finally be released in theaters. I would have been okay waiting another five months.
With the exception of the first 60 seconds of the movie, absolutely nothing happens for the first 40 minutes. It's just a bunch of moody teens moping around while hating each other and everything else. It's like a nightmare version of THE BREAKFAST CLUB.
When the action finally kicks in, and just when you start to think that the film might actually have a slight chance of redeeming itself, it manages to reverse course and make the movie even more unbearable than it was for the first half.
This is by far the worst film in the X-Men universe, and that is really saying something, because there have been some tremendous stinkers to hit the big screen before this one.
There are going to be a ton of flicks hitting the freshly opened theaters in the next few months. Don't waste your money on this one.