Friday, June 6, 2014

Action Heroine: Jennifer Lawrence in X-Men: Days of Future Past

Raven/Mystique: a unique designer or fashion counterfeiter? 

So here's one thing I've been thinking about since I saw the new X-Men film: can Raven/Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) decide how to assemble her ensembles?

Comic book characters, especially the ones with extreme superpowers, are rather confusing to me, so I apologize in advance if all of this sounds ridiculous. 

From what I've understood, Mystique's natural physical appearance is her blue form. When she turns into "normal" Jennifer Lawrence, this is what she feels like she would look like if she was "normal". But does she not have to mimic someone's appearance; as in she cannot just turn into someone she's made up? 

Does the same apply to her clothes? Does she have to see an outfit on someone before she can "wear" it? Can she see different items of clothing and then put together an outfit? Can she make up clothes? Is she the ultimate designer?

Mystique's wardrobe is almost as confusing and plot hole ridden as the actual film. It was good though (both her wardrobe and the film). Can't really go wrong with the 70s.

Louise Mingenbach, the costume designer, has worked on the likes of Gossip (2000), X-Men (2000), X-Men 2 (2003), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), as well as all The Hangover trilogy (2009-2013). Interesting resumé.

Definitely prefer Raven/Mystique of the 70s to Raven/Mystique of the 60s in X-Men: First Class (2011). Then again, there was no Emma Frost. Who knows how amazing this film would have been with her.

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