Honest Trailers: The New Mutants

Honest Trailers checks out one of the worst superhero films from 2018…that was released in 2020….The New Mutants!

The New Mutants is a 2020 American superhero horror film based on the Marvel Comics team of the same name and distributed by 20th Century Studios. It is the thirteenth and final installment in the X-Menfilm series. The film was directed by Josh Boone from a screenplay he wrote with Knate Lee, and stars Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Blu Hunt, and Henry Zaga. In the film, a group of young mutants held in a secret facility fight to save themselves.

The New Mutants was theatrically released in the United States on August 28, 2020, by 20th Century Studios, after facing many delays from its original April 2018 date. The film received mixed reviews, with critics considering the film competent but generic.

On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 32% based on 100 reviews, with an average rating of 4.70/10. The website’s critics consensus reads, “Rendering a list of potentially explosive ingredients mostly inert, The New Mutants is a franchise spinoff that’s less than the sum of its super-powered parts.”

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