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Subj: Re: Alexandra Shipp as Storm - thoughts?
Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 at 06:30:44 pm EST (Viewed 104 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Alexandra Shipp as Storm - thoughts?
Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 at 08:19:32 am EST (Viewed 125 times)



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    IMO, every single second of Berry's Storm felt phoned-in and lifeless, like she was content to sit back put zero effort. It was really tough to see an actor I know can perform better do nothing. And as a Storm fan, I felt insulted. "Strangely" enough, Berry did pretty much the same with Catwoman. Maybe she just can't be a good comic book character. Or maybe she just "won't."


Hopefully it isn't that she won't - since the right thing for her to do, in that case, is turn down the job. But seriously, casting her was ridiculous. I can almost see her as Catwoman. Almost. But Storm? Just ridiculous.


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    Shipp actually made her scenes seem believable to me.


Well, that's something.


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    I'm conflicted about the skin colour thing. Comics are a very visual thing. To me, Storm should be a deep, dark brown skin colour, especially because X-Men are still relatively new to live action (Supes and Bats are about 70-80 years into live action). It's more important to get the X-Men visually correct in this nascent period. My complaint about this is no different than my complaint about current Storm's black hair roots.


Black hair roots - Are you talking about Shipp or a printed page version?


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    Also, imo, there are tons of great dark-skinned actors. I think a big part of the reason both were chosen to be Storm was not because of their talent, but because they are light-skinned. The industry does this way too often.



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    Given the chance, I think Kiki Layne could be a better Storm than Shipp, based on her talent and appearance.


Here are some more choices from a 2017 article:
https://afropunk.com/2017/12/10-actresses-great-storm/

Visually I like Lupita Nyong’o best, followed by Tika Sumpter.






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