lauren’s review published on Letterboxd:
i’ve been following the new mutants release schedule for a long time, so it felt necessary to complete the journey and see this movie in theaters. it’s been 1048 days since i first watched the trailer while at the theater for thor: ragnarok which is insane.
the movie was very ok, definitely not the best way for the fox x-men universe to go out (still better than dark phoenix though). although new mutants doesn’t tie into the x-men universe all that much—which i appreciate—i think it would’ve worked better if it was released at the time it was supposed to be. the characters and premise are interesting enough, but i just wasn’t emotionally invested. it’s too bad. if the movie was good i definitely would’ve been interested in seeing the characters return.