This trailer dropped on Friday (the 13th) last week and I was too shocked to come up with anything coherent. Thankfully, I’ve had a couple of days to process it and I’ve come up with a couple of disjointed sentences that I’ll write below;
Whoa! Oh My God! What Was That! I CAN’T EVEN…! Arrgggh!
Okay, guys. I think I need to give some context to my unruly behavior.
The New Mutants is a title given that various teams in the X-men Universe have used. The original new mutants (which this movie is based on) was created the early 1980’s and comprised of characters like Cannonball, Karma, Mirage, Sunspot, Wolfsbane, Cypher, Magik, Warlock and Magma many of which are still relevant in the Marvel Universe today.
The last thing I expected from this movie was a horror theme but somehow this is where we find ourselves and I love it.
I know that some people may not like this new angle but I think there are a couple of reasons why this might work. I’m going to list them out;
- It’s a breath of fresh air from some of the themes we are already used to in the X-men franchise (Professor X VS Magneto, X-Men VS The Brotherhood, blah blah blah.). We’ve had these themes recycled repeatedly and if we’re being honest, it hasn’t worked out too well for the franchise in recent years.
- The premise of The New Mutants (if done right) could create a unique origin story that we’ve never seen on the big screen since the start of the ‘Superhero Era’ and this could give birth diversity in content.
- (Disclaimer: This reason is a bit nerdy). The abilities of some of the characters on the New Mutants Team (Mirage who can create illusions of a person’s deepest fears, Magik a mutant/sorcerer with access to the Limbo Dimension and Wolfsbane who can transform into a wolf/werewolf) would make a great horror story on any given day.
I have to say I’m impressed and extremely curious about this take on the New Mutants and I can’t wait to see it in April 2018.
So what did you think guys?
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