Thursday, June 14, 2012
There was a lot to like about X-Men: First Class. The characterizations were spot on and the costumes were much better then the biker leather of the previous X-films. Unfortunately, due to the wonky continuity previously set up in the franchise, this prequel could not feature the classic team of X-Men that fans really want to see in a film. Now comes word that the studio has purchased the rights to domains pertaining to "Days of Future Past", which has sparked speculation that the next movie will be based upon the time-altering story line. I hope that this is true, because it could give the filmmakers a chance to reboot the franchise with a timeline and look closer to the original comics. Storm is one character that could really benefit from this as I feel that the original trilogy never got her right. Halle Berry's accent was all over the place and the costumes were not nearly as cool ad Dave Cockrum's design - they could have at least kept the tiara!. Her abilities seemed to be really reduced in scope as well. We have yet to see a movie version of Storm really cut loose with the full power of her comic book counterpart. Say what you want about the cheesy Supergirl movie from the 1984, Helen Slater looked great in the costume, which was right out of the comics.