The New Mutants -- news, rumors, opix, etc;

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  1. Orphalesion

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    Honest opinion: This was in my eyes, the best X-Men movie out of the whole bunch. I mean I'm already a huge fan of Chris Claremont's run of New Mutants in the 80s (on which this movie is obviously based on) but I genuinely thought this was an excellent adaption, even with the changes they made (which aren't all that strange or out of nowhere, as I will explain below).

    I thought the cast was excellent (especially Maisie Williams as Rahne and Anya Taylor-Joy as Illyana) and I think the link of mutants with the mentally ill was a very good allegory, seeing as mutants are supposed to be a stand in for minorities/people who fall out of the norm.
    Making Rahne and Dani lovers didn't come out of nowhere, their "special bond" was a focal point of the early years of New Mutants and was frequently implied to have a romantic element.
    And making the whole hospital a setup by Sinister and the New Mutants being trapped there to be trained into minions instead of being students to the X-Men is a pretty good adaption of the first few issues of the comic where
    (spoiler alert for an almost 40 year old comic book series, I guess)
    Professor Xavier was under possession of a Brood Queen and had gathered the New Mutants so that he could turn them into super powered Brood as well. Since they don't have most of the the traditional Marvel aliens in Fox's X-Men universe, Sinister was a good replacement.

    The only "negative" thing I thought about the movie was that it seemed more like a pilot movie for a TV show than a big screen movie (Which, for the record I'd absolutely love, the ending gives enough setup for that and it would allow them to bring in characters like Karma, Magma and Cypher, maybe even Rusty, Skids, Boom-Boom and Richter from Simonson's run)
     
  2. JD

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    Has anybody heard anything about if or when this might pop up on either HBOMax or one of the Disney streaming services? I want to see it, but for now I'm trying to stick to just stuff I can watch for free on the streaming services. Oh, and as long as stuff is available to watch legally online in the US, that's the only way I watch it.
     
  3. crookeddy

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    I got it at redbox a few months back using a free code from T-Mobile Tuesday... Not sure when it will actually come to free streaming. I think it would have to go to HBO first so Disney is stalling.
     
  4. crookeddy

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    Apparently next month. https://wegotthiscovered.com/movies/mutants-coming-hbo-max-month/. Not a reliable site, but this news is plausible.
     
  5. JD

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    If that's true that is perfect timing since I'm resubscribing to HBOMax so I can watch Godzilla vs Kong on release day.
     
  6. thribs

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    And the Snyder Cut I assume?
     
  7. JD

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    No. I'll probably watch it eventually, but it's very low on my list of stuff on HBOMax I want to watch.
     
  8. theenglish

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    Not really free though--we stopped subscribing to cable years ago, but are still paying about 50% of what we used to due to our various subscriptions. It's kind of like the myth of Canadian Health Care-- we pay for it, just in a different way than you guys in the U.S.
     
  9. thribs

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    Really? It’s like the only thing to watch on that service until Godzilla
     
  10. JD

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    I've got Titans Season 2, Doom Patrol Season 2, His Dark Materials Season 2, the new Tom and Jerry movie, Joker, a bunch of old Godzilla and Studio Ghibli movies, the DCAU shows, a ton of DC animated movies, The Gremlins movie, Judas and the Black Messiah, and I've been wanting to rewatch Birds of Prey, Blade Runner 2049 and Kong: Skull Island.
    Those are just the highlights, I just counted and I've got around 295 things on my list, so I think I can find plenty of other things to watch.
     
  11. thribs

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    If you watch Tom and Jerry you might get the JL movie. :)
    Problem with all the movies is that yo buy the movies I like so that side of subscription services don’t excite me.
    Titans was a while ago and it’s on Netflix here and so I don’t need to re up for that.
     
  12. JD

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    I get subscriptions services so I don't have to buy movies I like.
     
  13. thribs

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    I’m just wary of subscription services. I prefer to keep them to a minimum. Feels like a waste of money otherwise. I will be getting Max for the next 2 months soon to watch Justice League, Godzilla and Mortal Kombat
     
  14. theenglish

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    If I were single, I would rotate services as well.
     
  15. JD

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    I'm not a huge fan of them, but there is just so much stuff I want to watch on them, both new and old stuff, that I can't pass them up.
     
  16. Turtletrekker

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  17. Skywalker

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    Cool. I was on the holds list for the DVD at my library, but now I'm just gonna wait a couple more weeks so I can watch it in 4K on HBO Max.
     
  18. thribs

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    Might not be in 4K. Only the “new” new stuff is.
     
  19. Skywalker

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    Eh, fair enough. But it'll at least be in 1080p, which the library from the DVD wouldn't be. (They don't do Blu-rays.)
     
  20. Morpheus 02

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    Just finished seeing it on HBO Max...pretty generic. The characters didn't grab me. As was said...this felt more like a CW pilot than an Xmen movie.

    Thankful for the free streaming service (due to phone plan)