Originally Posted by def28
She was an extremely timid character who seems dead frightened with violence. She is harmless in this film. You have her figured out right when she is in the bathroom. Which should never be the case. You should always be guessing with her. I also did not buy her transition at the end at all. Her decision to go with Magneto makes absolutley no sense considering he wanted to nuke a fleet and joined up with people who murdered her friends. That **** should terrify the girl we knew in the film. But they needed to connect it somehow. They should have lead into her having some of the same violent tendencies earlier. I get what they were going for, it was just a very different/rushed version to go about the character.
How the hell does this girl become an expert at espionage, deceit and martial arts? Or who would teach her these things to master late in life?
No they were flat out written better then Gambit. Gambits fight logically makes no sense (even in this genre) and hes used as nothing more then a friggen pilot. He didnt belong in that film. Casting was good though.
There is nothing wrong with Hawkeye and Black Widow being supporting characters in a film. They did alot more in that film then A list X characters have.
You nailed the problems with Mystique/Raven in FC. She was a sociable chatterbox in that movie, yet the Mystique we know from the other X films and the comics is a misanthropic loner who barely says a dozen words in most of her appearances. How she went from being a young woman who was outgoing enough to go pub crawling with her brother to someone who scarcely spoke and willingly participated in Magneto's genocidal schemes is never explained. Nor is the fact that Mystique's relationship with Charles was totally different from that in the earlier films or the comics.
The writers are expected to make some changes from the comics source, but in Mystique's case they created an entirely new character and merely gave her a familiar name and appearance.