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‘New Mutants’ reviews: Not as bad as we expected, but definitely not good

'New Mutants' reviews: Not as bad as we expected, but definitely not good

After years of delays that looked like they would push it into oblivion, Fox’s The New Mutants is finally in theaters — at limited capacity, in select states, or drive-ins, during a pandemic.

According to critics, director Josh Boone’s entry into the X-Men franchise doesn’t commit to any genre — though it purports to be teen drama, sci-fi, and horror — and leaves this 20-year film franchise floundering for its future. Praise for the film’s queer romance, a first in a superhero movie, are mostly for its long-overdue existence, while the merits of putting a Native American woman at the center of the story (Blu Hunt) are marred by the erasure of a canonically Afro-Latinx character. Read more…

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