The New Mutants

The New Mutants ★★½

The most remarkable part of The New Mutants is that it was actually released. As something that I've been excited about for several years now, getting to finally watch this film was really gratifying for me, as I'm sure it was for many others. Unfortunately, I didn't much care for anything that happened. The characters, particularly our protagonist, didn't have much to them besides some quirks and the uncertainty of their situation. I detected no universal struggles that any of them were dealing with, resulting in me not caring about them too much. What's frustrating is that I felt that the script was trying to portray teen loneliness, but it went nowhere with that idea. It's not all bad though; all of the acting is pretty good, especially Anya Taylor-Joy, who owns the room every time she's on screen. The plot itself is interesting and I was never bored, and this isn't technically inept or completely dry either. I just didn't care. At all. And that was pretty disappointing considering I cared about this film for so long.

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