When Josh Boone's The New Mutants hit theaters last August, morale surrounding the release wasn't exactly high. The movie's release date has been postponed ridiculously often (admittedly sometimes due to non-production related factors), and it didn't exactly inspire confidence that 20th Century Studios was ready to bring it to the big screen than most of the big ones Screens in North America were closed. Then the reviews came from professional critics who had to buy tickets to the show, and they weren't exactly full of positivity – with CinemaBlend's own Sean O'Connell calling it “a simple, unimaginative, low-budget blip on” Stage “describes Comic-Radar, which neither hampers nor promotes the superhero conversation. "
But, you know what? With expectations lowered accordingly, it is actually better than you might think.