Originally Posted by DACrowe
I mentioned this in another thread but now that the thought has me, I am very remiss that it did not play out this way.
After Magneto gets stabbed, Rogue takes his powers and goes to buy them time while he dies inside and we see Magnetic Rogue fighting Sentinels to the death with Blink and co.
I was fine with cutting Paquin, but now that I put two minutes of logic to it, they missed a golden opportunity to redeem her like they did everyone else in X3. If she could have had her hero moment, at Magneto's expense no less...wow. That would have been cool.
It is not that simple. Redeeming Rogue is about more than just giving her someone else's powers for for a minute or two . The problem a lot of people had with her was her behavior and characterization. If you can't get the writing and acting right for her she can have all the superpowers in the world and it still won't work. Why do you think they gave Halle Berry so much grief about Storm, who was fully load? I would add January Jones as Emma Frost to that list, too.
Plus, it was more compelling in the end to see old Magneto and Professor X (played by two great old pros), who have been to hell and back with each other for over 60 years, together and saying what could have been their final words to each other.