The New Mutants

The New Mutants ★★★

Back when I collected comics, the first Marvel series that I ended up collecting was New Mutants. For some odd reason, I started with issue 50 and worked backward and forward from there. When I first learned of this movie, I was pretty excited about it. I know this movie has been in a sore of limbo for a while now and that some feel the studio sees this as a failed film even before it was released, but I still liked it.

The comic had a horror feel to it for a little while, so I was happy to see that the movie reflected that. It was cool to see the characters on the big screen and I thought they did a pretty good job of finding actors that look close to their comic book characters. Their histories were changed, some more than others, but I was expecting that to happen. The original comic came out in 1983 so I was expecting changes in order to update the characters. The movie does have problems, I won't try to say different. There are parts where the story feels like something was left out and it doesn't push far enough into horror or being a superhero movie. Even so, I enjoyed it. I'm hoping there will be plenty of deleted stuff on the home release.

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