The New Mutants – JenEric Movie Review

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Hello Cinephiles,

Today we’re talking about the 2020 film The New Mutants.


With shades of the Nightmare on Elm street series, especially 3, the movie could have done with a little more horror but balanced the characters, story, mystery, and atmosphere.

Score: 0.5


A good mixture of damaged and interesting characters. I like the dynamics and character growth.

Score: 1


There are a few cases of silly dialogue but the movie overall is very self aware and does a good job balancing comic book cheese and genuine emotion.

Score: 1

Visuals and Music

The special effects were well done and kept much sparser than most X-Men movies. The obligatory big battle at the end was much more impactful because of the restraint throughout the rest of the movie.

The music was epic and creepy at all the right times.

Score: 1


I watched this on my own and I fully expected to hate it. Most of the later X-Men movies were pretty bad. I’m a big fan of the whole “Breakfast Club meets mental asylum” vibe they had, and the story letting the characters breathe.

I definitely want to re-watch this one.

Score: 1


A nice change from the usual X-Men movies. This is an atmospheric horror which understands the importance of character development and growth.

Final Score: 4.5 Stars out of 5


A city that has made a name for itself in the geek community recently is Montreal. Not only are tons of movies being filmed in Montreal, but its Comic Con, Otakuthon, and smaller conventions have attracted some big name guests, and they have comic book shops on practically every corner on St Catherine.

And they now have a public Hobbit garden. What could be better?

Montreal's Hobbit garden, picture from
Montreal’s Hobbit garden, picture from

Girls on Games wrote a great article on local hot spots that you should check out, including a bunch of coffee/board game shops, and the Montreal Science Centre.

If you want to see a bunch of film locations from your favourite movies, you have come to the right city. From movies like X-Men: Days of Future Past to Warm Bodies, and tons of others, you can easily hop from one movie set to another. Although there are no touring companies at the moment, I don’t see why there wouldn’t be one in the future. In the meantime, I would love to build a tour for you!

Last but certainly not least, Just For Laughs is based in Montreal. They are definitely worth the time!

There is so much to do and see in Montreal! If you are interested in going, contact me Jennifer Desmarais through AJ Travel.

Summer Movie Rankings as of July 3rd, 2009

I’m wondering if I should start clasifing by type instead of just summer movies.

1. Star Trek (9.5)
2. Up (9.5)
3. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (7.5)
4. The Proposal (7)
5. X-Men Wolverine (6.5)
6. Trasformers: Revenge of the Fallen (6)
7. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (5)

Idea stolen from Howard Tayler of Schlock Mercenary.