X-Men characters you wish were better portrayed in movies?

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#1 Posted by Rabbitearsblog (6531 posts) - - Show Bio

Which X-Men characters do you wish were portrayed better in the movies?

Personally, I say any X-Men character who isn't Wolverine, Magneto and Professor Xavier needed better development. Most of the time, they were just standing in the background, with only a few highlight scenes like Nightcrawler's opening scene in X2. I would like to see more developments from these characters:

Psylocke

Colossus

Shadowcat

Gambit

Angel

Nightcrawler

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#2 Posted by HAWK2916 (3605 posts) - - Show Bio

I wish Storm was portrayed better and played by another actress. I don't even remember Psylocke so yeah she should be portrayed better. Gambit needed a better portrayal. Rogue was horrible and definitely should have been portrayed better and played by a better actress. Cyclops was also not done well and neither was Emma Frost. Jean Grey was pretty good though when she became the Phoenix it felt like I was watching Carrie.

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#3 Edited by Farkam (8776 posts) - - Show Bio

The X-Villains were treated fairly well. The actual X-Men on the other hand, not so much.

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#4 Edited by Ryagan (5233 posts) - - Show Bio

Obviously Storm needs to be portrayed better. Get Yaya DaCosta Alafia or Naomie Harris in that role, and it'd be much better. I like Halle Berry (especially after seeing the clip of her at the Razzies), but she's not right for the role.

Emma Frost was done pretty poorly. The dialogue was fine, but the acting wasn't. Get Alice Eve or Katee Sackhoff in that role. January Jones does an okay job in Mad Men, but that's only because her character seems to suit her limited range.

Rogue... I'm not so sure that Anna Paquin was the right pick. I love Rogue's comic counterpart, but the movie version was more like a Kitty Pryde and Jubilee hybrid. Her sassy, confident character is much more interesting than a girl who's always sad because she can't sleep with people. Why not have Xavier help her get a handle on her powers like he did in X-Men Legacy? That made her character more interesting, and seeing her borrow her teammates' powers is always fun to watch.

James Marsden was a good pick for Cyclops, and he got the character more than the script allowed him to, but his character was shafted way too much.

I liked Famke Janssen as Jean Grey, but they really screwed up the Dark Phoenix Saga, which is my favorite comic of all time. She always did a good job, though.

I'm not sure if Jennifer Lawrence is right for the role in Mystique. She did a fine job in X-Men: First Class, but I'm not sure if she can fill Rebecca Romijn's shoes. Romijn was admittedly intimidating. I can't see Lawrence pulling that off, but we'll see.

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#5 Posted by xchaix (35 posts) - - Show Bio

Scott Summers, that is all.

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#6 Posted by Rickbarry (2005 posts) - - Show Bio

I liked James Marsden, but the movies were always about Huge Action. So he took a backseat.

I have a love/hate relationship with Storm. I'd of liked to see her have a more prominent role as well.

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#7 Posted by Rabbitearsblog (6531 posts) - - Show Bio

@xchaix said:

Scott Summers, that is all.

I agree that Cyclops was treated poorly throughout this franchise, especially getting killed off in the third movie!

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#8 Edited by Wolverine008 (50893 posts) - - Show Bio

Here we go again.

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#9 Posted by RustyRoy (16534 posts) - - Show Bio

@xchaix said:

Scott Summers, that is all.

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#10 Edited by JROCK72 (434 posts) - - Show Bio

Cyclops, Shadowcat, Colossus, Juggernaut, Angel, Psylocke, Emma Frost, and Gambit.

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#11 Posted by hyiena (3675 posts) - - Show Bio

Deadpool. Did I win?

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#12 Edited by Emequious_Swerve (1302 posts) - - Show Bio

Bah, this thread can go to hell.

The film makers have two hours to fit 50 years of complex stories, themes and characters and market them to an international audience of people that are all different ages, and have different interests other than comics. Does anyone really think every character is going to be portrayed greatly?? Nope.

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#13 Edited by mikex20 (3146 posts) - - Show Bio

All of them

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#14 Posted by phisigmatau (692 posts) - - Show Bio

@mikex20 said:

All of them

bingo

Though,

Wolverine, Magneto, Jean Grey, Xavier, Mystique and most of the first class cast was done pretty good...

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#15 Edited by Rabbitearsblog (6531 posts) - - Show Bio

@jrock72 said:

Cyclops, Shadowcat, Colossus, Juggernaut, Angel, Psylocke, Emma Frost, and Gambit.

Agree!

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#16 Posted by Wolverine008 (50893 posts) - - Show Bio

Bah, this thread can go to hell.

The film makers have two hours to fit 50 years of complex stories, themes and characters and market them to an international audience of people that are all different ages, and have different interests other than comics. Does anyone really think every character is going to be portrayed greatly?? Nope.

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#17 Posted by Xwraith (34073 posts) - - Show Bio

Rogue. Going from "spunky southern belle" to "emo teenager without flight or strength" was bad enough, but then they made her into the first example of "movies influencing comics."

Grant Morrison lost a lot of credibility with me when I learned he prefers the movie version.

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#18 Edited by Fallschirmjager (22692 posts) - - Show Bio
@wolverine08 said:

@emequious_swerve said:

Bah, this thread can go to hell.

The film makers have two hours to fit 50 years of complex stories, themes and characters and market them to an international audience of people that are all different ages, and have different interests other than comics. Does anyone really think every character is going to be portrayed greatly?? Nope.

I'll add to this -

Its not the studio's job to make a 100% accurate adapation of your character. Its to make a SUCCESSFUL (money wise) movie.

If they make a movie that makes 1 billion dollars but pisses off every fan of -insert character here- they would do it.

All that being said - the only Xmen characters I enjoy were Wolverine, Jean, Prof X, Magneto, Mystique and Nightcrawler.

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#19 Posted by Mega_spidey01 (3080 posts) - - Show Bio

rogue,cyclops, gambit, darwin, storm.

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#20 Edited by ShadowSwordmaster (19932 posts) - - Show Bio

Cyclops for sure.

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#22 Posted by AllStarSuperman (36737 posts) - - Show Bio

Deadpool

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#23 Posted by CuddleBear (1397 posts) - - Show Bio

storm by a mile

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#24 Posted by _Gaff_ (4833 posts) - - Show Bio

Patrick Stewart as Professor X and Ian McKellen as Magneto was pretty epic. Storm needs to be played by a more down to earth actress. Nightcrawler and Deadpool definitely need more original interpretations.

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#25 Posted by HAWK2916 (3605 posts) - - Show Bio

@wolverine08: Its true that they cant accurately portray everybody but the actors and actresses should at least be able to act the parts well. January Jones did not and Anna Paquin as Rogue?!!! Come on. I can think of several actresses that probably would be cheaper to sign and look and act the parts better. Im glad they made the movies but some choices were kinda crazy

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