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Shaun Barry
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Doesn't look like the New Mutants I remember, and it doesn't even look like a great horror movie.

So... pass?



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I'll pass as well. 

A rated R Deadpool...made sense. 

A rated R Logan....made sense.

A mutant horror movie? Why?

Is that how Fox is going to break out now, by mixing movie genres? Will there be some mutant RomCom flicks soon to follow?
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Yeah, a mutant horror movie is a baffling and counter-intuitive deviation from the source material.


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Mutant RomComs... like...
Ruby Quartz's Diary, maybe...?
Or...
500 Days of Rachel Summers
Bringing Up Baby Cable
D'Bari Was a Lady
Forgetting Sarah Grey
Four Funerals and a Wedding, the Jean Grey Story
He's Just Not That Into You, the Maddy Pryor Story
Mamma Mystique!
My Dinner With Lilandra
There's Something About Mariko
Truly, Madly, Jim Lee
Win a Date With Warren Worthington!
When Henry Met Allie...


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More Mutant RomComs!

The 40,000-Year-Old Virgin: An Apocalyptic Lovelife
Candy Southern Comfort
The Devil Wears Pauldrons, the Kurt Wagner Story
Doomstruck
How To Lose a Girl For 10 Years: The Illyana Rasputin Story
The Incest Bride

The Legend of Zelda Kurtzberg
Romeo Is Freezing
The Silver Fox's Playbook
A Woman Xorned: The Esme Cuckoo Story
Scott and Emma Make a Porno


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Okay, last one I promise... Then we can get back to discussing the New Mutants horror film, which, for the record, I think is an interesting idea, especially since the last "horror-super-hero" experiment went down in flames so badly. If nothing else, this premise takes a certain amount of commercial nerve...

Mutant RomComs, The Final Chapter. (Unless I think of some more...)

Adamantium Rib
Banshee's All That
Claws of Attraction
Danger Room Liasons
Groundhog Days of Future Past
House of M and Fog
I Love You, Val Cooper
My Super X-Girlfriend
Organic Steel Magnolias

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Jesus Brian....have you been hoarding all these ideas waiting for the perfect moment to post them.

Freakin funny man. Good job.

Now make some horror ones...;-)
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Thanks, Robert! I'll work on that tomorrow... I haven't been hoarding these, I promise. I just got really inspired by the intrinsically funny idea of X-Men romantic comedies. I mean, come on! Is there a franchise out there where the characters are any more unlucky at romance than the X-Men?

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I would totally see a "Young Heroes In Love" kind of film. (I have this image in my head of Spider-Man swinging away sadly from his break-up with MJ, as Air Supply thunders on the soundtrack.) With five or six Marvel superhero movies a year there's plenty of space in their output to accommodate even more variation. Besides, the more the formula gets changed up the more changes there are to accidentally recreate to alchemy of the classic originals.
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Okay, only because Robert asked... Mutant Horror Films!

28 Days of Future Past (Imagine all those graves at the entrance to the camp opening up...)
An Adamantium Werewolf In London
(Teams of celebrities race for their lives to escape the Great North Woods and the flesh-devouring monster chasing them in...) The Cannibal Run
Claws 3: The Revenge- "This time it's personal, bub."
(If she creates a new ghost each time she dies, eventually we could wind up with...) Fifty Shades Of Jean Grey
The Ghost and Misty Muir Island
I Am Legion a.k.a. The Last Man On Earth You'd Ever Think Would Get His Own TV Show
I Know What You Did, Slim Summers
I Was A Teenage Wolfsbane
(Iceman and Sunspot are taken in...) Invasion of the Bobby Snatchers
(The X-Men are set against their cosmic opposites in a great multiversal game of tic-tac-toe...) The O-Men
Sonic Scream and Scream Again
The X-Orcist


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I'm not seeing much of the New Mutants here.
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The Incest Bride

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Mea culpa, mea culpa!

I was not aware of that scene when I suggested Wanda and Pietro were Magneto's offspring. Call it a STAR WARS moment.

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My response to the preview last night was “what the fuck was that we
just saw?”
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Thanks Brian. Very funny and creative. 
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How DOES Doom drink a glass of wine? Does a mechanical straw pop out (off panel)?

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Probably the same way he eats caviar- retractable mouth screen. Not that it matters in the above example, of course, because we were later told that was a robot.



On the topic of the New Mutants film, I did finally get around to watching that trailer and my hopes for the film have more or less evaporated. I allowed myself to buy into the myth that a film that says it's going to adapt a storyline from the comics would actually do so. Clearly that doesn't seem to be the case here. What's shown is a standard issue, lock-the-kids-up-&-torture-them-For Science! story with no reason whatsoever to tie back to the comic. Every scene there is unrelated to the source material. Any "Demon Bear" references are likely to be a scary recurring dream the Mirage variation has that she is probably likely later able to "control" to scare the bad guys as it goes tearing through the mean ol' hospital filled with bad, bad guys in white coats. 

I foolishly thought the film-makers might want to somehow bring Sienkiewicz's style or mood to the screen. What would that have looked like, seeing those images move? Instead, it looks like a bargain basement anything-film with nothing much to do with the comic. At this point, based on what I'm seeing, I'm disappointed. I don't know why I hoped for better.

And thank you, Robert! That was fun coming up with those.


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…retractable mouth screen…

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That may be the dumbest thing I have ever seen!!

And, BTW, the first time you ask these questions -- well, that's when it's time for you to stop reading comics.

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