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Old 07-04-2012, 09:17 AM   #126
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Default Re: X-men Sequel worldwide BOX-OFFICE predictions

Originally Posted by blueserenity View Post
Halle couldn't seem to figure out who Storm was. Her personality (and accent) changed in all three films, and not in a growing-character-arc way but more of an I-can't-remember-this-character-let's-wing-it way.
Just to return to this for a moment, what you describe is also another symptom of the lack of structure and continuity in this series, with multiple writers and directors all bringing their own separate vision to the table, and a studio that doesn't really seem to have any sense of caring, nurturing and planning the franchise as a whole.

I agree some of it is down to the actress not 'owning' the character in the same way that others did, because Storm has indeed been very inconsistently portrayed and ill-defined.

For story purposes, we don't need to see Scott, Jean and Storm (or Wolverine for that matter) in the First Class franchise at all, and it would be better (purely from a narrative/creative viewpoint, with no commercial considerations) to explore uncharted territory and bring something fresh. I really don't mind if we don't see any more of Storm, I'm not obsessed with that character or actress!

However, those characters have become popular, and I hear mainstream viewers (friends, people at work) saying to me that they'd like to see some of the old faces again. It might also help the general profile of the movies and their box office.

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