An Old Friend
The New Mutants (2020)
PG-13 | 1h 34min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi | 28 August 2020 (USA)
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?
I went into this movie thinking it was a continuation of the X-Men story. While they did refer to the X-Men it wasn't a movie about the X-Men, the reference was in idle chat.
At first, I was kinda let down because there wasn't much going on except establishing the story environment but the longer I watched the better it got. I give it a strong 6.5 out of 10 stars.
Gotta warn ya tho. Its not yer average X-Men mutant story. Its dark with horror elements. People die and some of the scenes can be scary for those who are not numb to horror like me. One nightmarish creature is all mouth and creepy as all get out. The big finish monster is cool looking (I want one).
If you like X-Men this is not one for you but if you like mutants it would be a great addition to your collection. Its worth renting but I'd be careful about buying it blind. My advice, rent it, watch it and if you like it buy it.