Like in the title, those are my subjective choices for X23 movie and I will tell you why.
Firstly – Innocence Lost movie plot
The series tells her story from the very beginning, when she was just an idea of “weapon” project and through her entire childhood. It shows how brutally her childish innocence is turned into living hell by the training to form her into an ultimate weapon. People watching it would get to know the character and would be touched by her tragedy (I was) because in today’s films real people with real problems attract good attention (these are tv series but I can mention “Lost” and “24” series having these elements and getting attention) and she (for me) is a very real person, with real emotions, which differ her from all other superheros and makes it a very interesting character (in my opinion, but I’m a fan of her not because of the action but because of that deep psychology in all her comic series).
The other thing is the series plot, narration and characters. In it there is room for everything. We have nice action (kinda in Kill Bill style if we compare the known bloody fight in mansion with X23 fights with soldiers – they are both bloody with blades in the main role), the story is narrated by her mother (If think it’s an advantage, it would give a dark and emotional feature for the movie) and we have a clear look on the protagonists and antagonists. The facility and especially Zander Rice are the clear antagonists, because they turned her life into nightmare only for financial profit. I think even people who don’t know X23 would identify with her in this situation. The last thing is the finale, really big event full of action, where good defeats evil and with suprising and moving end, when she kills her mother because of the killer scent on her and then hears her real name (I cried in that moment, so would other watchers).
Through the entire series also runs a very deep dilemma, which could be used as the movie's tagline – If she’s a killing machine or an poor innocent girl, who suffered so much pain.
And that is everything from me about the movie plot proposition, coming now to actress choice.
Kristen Stewart is ideal for this role because of 3 things:
1. Her look.
She can have that dark and enigmatic look kinda like X23, don’t you think? Besides she has a pale skin like X and dark long hair like hers
2. – Her age
She was born in 1990 so she is 21 right now and X23 is 16-17 years old. The difference is minimal, especially if we include hollywood's experts in characterisaton and stylisation
3. - Her acting
Besides Twilight saga, she played a role in movie Speak. This is a quote from her biography from wikipedia: “To date, Stewart's most critically acclaimed role may be in the Showtime television film Speak (2004), based on the novel by Laurie Halse Anderson. Stewart, 13 at the time of filming, played high school freshman Melinda Sordino, who stops almost all verbal contact after being raped. Stewart received great praise for playing the character, who had only a few speaking lines, but kept up a darkly humorous commentary inside her head throughout the film.”
Young age, alienation, dealing with traumatic experience, rarely uttering more than one sentence or two at a time, dark narration in her head (allusion to X23 ongoing series's and it's dark red speech balloons) being a dark, serious and, on top of that, critically acclaimed character. Does this reminds you of X23’s personality?
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