The New Mutants

Last Updated on: October 15th, 2023

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“The New Mutants” is a 2020 superhero horror film based on the Marvel Comics team of the same name. The movie is directed by Josh Boone and stars an ensemble cast including Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Blu Hunt, and Henry Zaga.

The story follows a group of young mutants who are held captive in a secret facility for psychiatric evaluation. They are being told that they are there to learn how to control their powers, but as they uncover the truth, they realize that they are in grave danger. As the young mutants start experiencing terrifying and paranormal occurrences, they must come together and confront their past traumas to escape from the facility.

“The New Mutants” is notable for being a departure from the traditional superhero film genre, incorporating horror elements to create a unique and suspenseful narrative. It explores themes of fear, acceptance, and the complexities of growing up with extraordinary abilities.

Despite facing several delays in its release due to various factors, the film received a mixed reception from critics and audiences. Some appreciated its fresh take on the superhero genre, while others found the execution lacking. Nevertheless, the performances of the young cast were generally praised, particularly Anya Taylor-Joy and Maisie Williams, who brought depth to their respective characters.

Overall, “The New Mutants” offers an alternative and darker perspective on the superhero genre, merging it with horror elements to create a distinctive experience for viewers. While it may not be everyone’s cup of tea, it remains an interesting addition to the X-Men film series and serves as an exploration of how superheroes can grapple with their powers and personal struggles.

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  • Alice Braga: Dr. Cecilia Reyes
  • Adam Beach: William Lonestar
  • Thomas Kee: Thomas Guthrie
  • Blu Hunt: Danielle “Dani” Moonstar / Mirage
  • Anya Taylor-Joy: Illyana Rasputin / Magik
  • Maisie Williams: Rahne Sinclair / Wolfsbane
  • Henry Zaga: Roberto “Bobby” da Costa / Sunspot
  • Charlie Heaton: Samuel “Sam” Guthrie / Cannonball


  • Director: Josh Boone
  • Writers: Josh Boone and Knate Lee
  • Producers: Simon Kinberg, Karen Rosenfelt, Lauren Shuler Donner

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