A passable film that, under normal circumstances, would have been an acceptable piece of an ongoing story, but now becomes an unsatisfying coda to a 20-year cinematic universe.
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Visually interesting and some really well done effects that capture the feel of the comic
Magik is pretty much spot-on to the comics and is the stand-out character in the film
The horror elements are quite creepy at times
It's clearly the beginning of something that will never be allowed to finish
The small cast still somehow remains mostly a mystery to us even with nobody to compete with for screen time.
The lack of villains (and in fact anyone else in the movie at all) leaves a noticeable gap.
Originally shot in 2017 for release in 2018, The New Mutants has spent more than its fair share of time in Limbo (pun intended). Depending on your perspective, it could be considered a coda to the entire 20 year X-Men film franchise, or alternately the final nail in its coffin; Either way it’s a strange beast of a film that does have the dubious honour of being the only Marvel film release in 2020.
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