Halle Berry To Be In X-Men: Days of Future Past
Well, it seems like Barry Sonenfield isnâ€™t the only director on the weird side of Hollywood thatâ€™s dealing with time travel; X-Men Days of Future Past is slated to depict the classic mutant superteam traversing the realms of time to change a major event in history that shall alter human and mutant kind alike. If that doesnâ€™t excite you all that much, perhaps Halle Berryâ€™s recurring performance as Storm will get your gears rollinâ€™.
To be perfectly honest, Halle Berry doesnâ€™t work very well as a superhero to me. As Storm, she fits the description for the only moderately-talented African-American actress in Hollywood that isnâ€™t exclusive to a Tyler Perry flick. In essence, sheâ€™s probably the only relatable actress to gamers that can fit the part of Storm. As mentioned above, she doesnâ€™t work very well as a super hero.
Seeing her as Catwoman was painful in ways that I couldnâ€™t elaborate on years ago. Although with the help of a bit of nostalgia, I can describe the experience as daunting.
As Storm, Halle Berry brought to the table a unique view on a super hero in live action film when the Â majority of actors couldnâ€™t leave the dramatic antics at home.
Iâ€™m looking at you Hugh Jackman.
In the X-Men comics, Storm is a mutant born from her mother Nâ€™Dare, a Kenyan princess from a long linage of African Witch Priestesses with white hair and blue eyes. Storm is blessed with supernatural weather abilities, and is recruited by Professor X during her time as a renowned Goddess in Cairo, Egypt. Stormâ€™s stature as a woman and a mutant is nothing short of calm and conformed; she rarely speaks in a tone above a normal speaking voice and hardly shows signs of aggression or anger.
This is because Stormâ€™s power relies heavily on the control of her emotions; the lack of them is a promise of peace in the environment. Likewise, Halle Berry portrays a fantastic rendition of Storm in previous X-Men movies. Of course, most of us didnâ€™t appreciate the final installment in the trilogy for its blatant disregard of traditional story elements (Juggernaut was originally Xavierâ€™s brother, Magneto certainly did not kill Xavier, The Phoenix was not inside Jean Gray, but created a copy of her and upon her destruction, Jean was found inside a telekinetic cocoon, and Wolverine did not kill Jean).
In any case, Halle Berry will be making her appearance as Storm in the newest entry of the X-Men saga slated for release sometime next year in 2014. Before then, Iâ€™d love to hear your thoughts on her return after a hiatus of two X-Men films with her absence.
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