CM Podcast 288 – The New Mutants (Movie 2020)

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.

Jim

Comics Misremembered Podcast 288

CM Podcast 54: X-men Apocalypse Movie Review

It’s the beginning of the Summer Movie push.   Captain America: Civil War came out and was spectacular.  The next major comic franchise is X-men Apocalypse and it is…good?  Good.  It’s good.  I can confidently say it is a good movie.

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Why is it good and not great?  Well, we review the pros and cons of the movie in the podcast.  We also give a quick history of Apocalypse in the Marvel Comic Universe and is he the same character in the Fox Movie Universe.

**Major Spoilers Ahead**

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In order for Jon and myself to give you an informed opinion about the movie and why we only think it’s good, we have to talk about the plot and characters so this is your warning.  There are many spoilers in this podcast.

Thanks for listening and see you next week,

Your Comics Pal,

Jim

Comics Misremembered Podcast 54