Due to COVID, there were not many comic related movies released this year. In fact, there were hardly any movies released.
One movie that came out in September 2020 was The New Mutants. This was a former 20th Century Fox movie that was filmed in 2016 and would be delayed for reshoots and schedule conflicts until 2020.
Can a movie that has been postponed so much be as good as the New Mutants comic stories?
Much like you, I did not go to the theater to see New Mutants. I knew that it would come and go out of the theater without much fanfare due to the current COVID epidemic.
I always buy the Blu-ray superhero movies, good or bad. I like to keep a record of these things to see how bad things were and how great they would become. Based on the previews and reviews, I didn’t have high hopes for the New Mutants movie.
Listen to the podcast and I will go over a brief history of the original New Mutants group that Chris Claremont and Bob McLeod created. I then compare the movie to its comic counterpart and how faithfully (if at all) it is translated. I end the podcast with spoilers and my feelings about the movie.
Most of the podcast is spoiler free and I do warn you where I reveal all the secrets.
We had originally planned to do a comic review this week but I had recently been to my local departments store and saw that X-Men: Dark Phoenix recently came out on Blu Ray and 4K Hi Def Disc (just like comics, I like my movie’s physical, not digital). So on a whim, I picked up a copy of the movie and asked Jon if he’s like to watch it and use it as the topic of discussion for this week’s podcast.
Guess what? He decided it was a great idea, so we watched it. We both decided to go in with low expectations and see what kind of story were we going to get. Well, the movie is a bit of a mixed bag. We like some parts and hated other parts. Overall, we both agree it was ‘okay’.
Listen to the podcast for our full review and why we recommend watching this movie depending on you level of love for the source material.
Listen to the Dark Phoenix Saga podcasts to find out why this epic story will probably never be filmed correctly.