Another new feature is coming to the catalog of streaming from Disney. Coming soon, the film collection of X-Men will have a new chapter in the Marvel Comics universe. It all started with the first “X-Men”, back in the early 2000s, one of the most important films of the genre for the entire industry.
Since the release of the first film, which introduced the mutants 22 years ago, Fox’s path in building a franchise has been well established and no one can say otherwise. However, not all pillars of this structure are well reinforced.
This becomes clear, for example, when we analyze how many of these films actually performed below average or expected, even though the films with a positive balance are very good, as in some specific cases.
The Disney Plus catalog is about to receive, next month, “The New Mutants”, a film with a very interesting premise, but which suffered from several problems in its production, which drastically affected its final performance.
For those who don’t remember, after so many delays, the actors themselves began to think that the film would not be released; thus, all the issues of tone and recording were certainly the key to the project not reaching the performance of the first sample.
The film was announced to everyone as a thriller horror show with mutants, where we are introduced to five young people who are discovering their special abilities as a result of genetic mutation. So this moment of discovery happens and they are part of a secret psychiatric evaluation facility.
A climate of terror is built from this closed place with many nuances between its characters and the real role of the group in the installation. Things start to take shape when strange situations take over the place and the young people are tested to get out of there alive.
The project consolidated itself as independent of the central plots that 20th Century Studios had already been working on. This was initially a good strategy, but it performed quite poorly in terms of both public and critical tastes.
Although it doesn’t reach much of the popular taste, it is possible to find good things in the film. Among them are the cast, which is made up of well-known names such as: Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga, Blu Hunt and Maise Williams.
“The New Mutants” is set to hit Disney Plus on October 14th. Be sure to check it out if you haven’t seen it yet, as it can be a different kind of fun.