The New Mutants

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  • 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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    Charlotte O'SullivanLondon Evening Standard
    Fox's last X-Men movie is an unholy mess... Out of the wreckage, a cult classic has been born.
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    Ed PottonTimes (UK)
    You could call it One Flew Over the Mutant's Nest if it had an ounce of wit or personality.
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    Philip De SemlyenTime Out
    It finally arrives more than two years after its original planned release date and at times it's hard not to stifle the unkind thought: 'Why so soon?'
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    Sandra HallSydney Morning Herald
    It adds up to an old-fashioned B-picture bereft of the rousing jolt of bad taste that gave the genre its energy.
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    Peter BradshawGuardian
    This film is no masterpiece, but the franchise has mutated, just a little.
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    Johnny OleksinskiNew York Post
    A popular $6 billion franchise is saying goodbye (well, handing the reins over to Disney) with a wimpy young-adult horror flick.
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    David 'Mad Dog' BradleyAdelaide Review
    The final result is something that's sure to irk hardcore Marvel-philes and newbies alike.
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    Jo BerryMovies4Kids
    ...this feels like a missed opportunity - if it had just been more tense with more superhero/mutant stuff it may have breathed some fresh life into the X-Men franchise.
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    Ryan LarsonGhastly Grinning
    The New Mutants is a peek at how we could blend horror and superheroes together and it's a fun, angsty adventure that exists in both realms.
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    Daniel TheophanousOne Room With A View
    An in-depth character study with an elaborated origin story, this feels fresh and edgy, further enhanced by its injection of horror, its sense of eeriness and sporadic jolts taking place within the confinement of a sanatorium.
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