Originally Posted by SterlingDee
Even Storm becoming the head of the school has nothing to do with the main storylines (The Cure and Phoenix). That could have been cut and it would have made no change to the story. She's is a completely throwaway character: nothing she does arises from character motivations, she just does stuff because she's there and they have to give her something to do.
Giving her more screentime in X3 actually contributed to the poor quality of the film, especially from a writing/structure perspective, because it was at the cost of devoting more time to a lead character (Jean) with an actual arc and storyline. It was a complete waste of film to have her do anything in X3: they should have just given her an effects sequence and a couple lines like in the other films.
I agree. I would also add that I've always thought Halle Berry to be miscast as Storm. She has some trouble playing strong-willed characters, and when she does play them, it always comes off as a bit forced. Her performance as Storm was no exception, especially in X3.
I wouldn't really mind seeing them doing away with this character (sorry Storm fans).