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@shuabert I think First Class was the only film in the series that I found tolerable. I've tried to like the movies. I've even looked at the first two on several occasions trying to find something to like about them but each of them felt so wrong in ways. I'm not going to hash out a list of things but I respect those who have their own opinions for what they like. I'm not a fan of Singer. The only film he's made that I have ever truly liked was The Usual Suspects. I just don't find him to have the eye for scope or visual effects driven films of any grand proportion. Jack the Giant Slayer was film that drove that notion home for me. I will say this, in terms of my dislike for his films...one thing that disturbed me most is that he didn't have a feel for the characters at all, not just Storm but almost none of them. I can accept it as a separate entity in terms of film to comic comparison but it almost negated any of the source. That's just one opinion though.
@shuabert Come to think of it, that would be an awesome choice for Storm's character. When the series first started I could have imagined Angela Bassett in the role. She would have been perfect both for her range and her physical build. I'd like to see them come to a point where they'd reboot the series but now would be too soon and I'd rather they finish doing all the damage they are now so that it can be done right later. The scope of them have never really been realized. The material had been so dissected that for me as a fan of the comics it was just unrecognizable to me as the characters I loved. There are so many that accept them for what they are and anticipate them that I'm in a group of the minority that see the movies as lack luster in every way.
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@undeadslayer4 That isn't what I'm saying. The point is that I was piggy backing off of what @junior-roberts was saying in terms of her misrepresentation. I don't care if they reboot the series or continue with them as they are, I don't like what has been done with the series to this point. Her character was but a minor glitch but I found it interesting someone finally pointed that out. The character in the film is established as it is. Beyond that I was making a comment as to how far they had strayed from her source material, not where it was filmed or where it takes place or how the series needs to be scrapped for the sake of her character...simply that the uniqueness of her character being Kenyan was scrapped for the lack of the actress ability to portray her in her true complexity. Not just with the accent but with the depth of her being. It is what it is.
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@undeadslayer4 No, I think you missed my meaning. It doesn't have to be filmed in a certain location for a character of that origin to retain their trait qualities. It's the same as a person having immigrated to America from foreign land, they don't all of a sudden speak with a clear American accent because their surroundings change. They stand out because they bring with them the husk of an accent that is European, African, Jamaican, Asian (take your pick) etc. And for certain character portrayals on screen, because you can't really read an accent, it brings a certain unique quality to the character that makes them just as signature in sound as they are in ability or look. For them to clearly have changed her birthplace has nothing to do with where the movie was filmed but most likely them making up for the fact that they had neglected that part of the character's trait that had been overlooked for the films she'd been in. Not to mention that the average movie goer that knows nothing about X-Men intimately wouldn't even notice because they aren't fans of the arc but fans of the movies. It's just the fans that have noticed and quite frankly have been let down by her portrayal of Storm from the start.
@undeadslayer4 Birthplace aside, the character, Storm traditionally spoke with a Kenyan accent. Halle Barry never spoke with one in any film she was featured in.
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@themoviefanatic Ancient Greece following the isles of Crete, Athens, and Thrace within that European chain at a time where colonies and cultures were imbedded unto themselves where language was still very much divisional...Arguably the most popular Greek Hero among the mythologies...Hercules would have had a strong accent if it was to be portrayed in english. I hate those movies where you have characters of certain regional decent and there is that one that has none, an average American accent for lands yet to be colonized by European settlers or any other still left to the natives, and the character sounds like he just stepped off a beach in California. I hate that...and the entire cast around said actor manages to have their distinctive accents according to whatever region they represent. Kevin Costner in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves was a prime example. Here's an English prince, Robin of Locksley, and everyone (even Christian Slater despite his poor efforts) and Morgan Freeman managed to maintain these thick European tones and Robin Hood sounded as though he'd just come off a farm in Kansas. No, Hercules is supposed to have an accent no matter who portrays him.
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@undeadslayer4 Something like that, yeah.
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@undeadslayer4 It's a job though. More choose to be more objective than some.