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Old 04-30-2013, 06:14 PM   #59
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Default Re: Storm VS Mystique

Originally Posted by SterlingDee View Post
Totally disagree with you here. Storm was in no way integral to the 2 main storylines in the Last Stand and was by definition a supporting character. That film could easily be rewritten to eliminate Storm (as could X1 and X2) without changing the structure or major plot points of the film. Anyone with a decent understanding of film and film structure can see that. I know you are a big Storm/Halle fan and want to see her get her due on the big screen, but I think exaggerating her importance in any of the films is not going to help that.
Well, that may be true from a narrative/structural viewpoint, but the films would have been weaker and poorer without the presence of Storm.

She provided a dramatic visual action scene at the end of X1 (her tempest against Toad) and without Storm in X2, we would not have had the exciting tornado sequence or the excellent conversation with Nightcrawler (the symmetry of his outer ugliness and inner beauty vs her outer beauty and inner ugliness). She also brought visual excitement to X3 and, despite some mischaracterisation in that story, they at least tried to give her a strong viewpoint and a sense of purpose.

It can't be that difficult to give her some dimension, to show us why she is there, what she is fighting for, what she would think and say about the situation she is in. That's what the writer and director should be doing with all the characters. A good read of the comics would be a starting point, or at least a long conversation with Chris Claremont.

Show me an X-Men comic where Mystique is the leader and walks round all day as a bored blonde
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