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X-Men: First Class: A Critique of Lawrence's Mystique; New International Trailer

Thompson on Hollywood By Anne Thompson and Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood April 20, 2011 at 7:15AM

Here is MTV's take on this new still of Jennifer Lawrence as X-Men: First Class's Mystique: "This may not be the most engaging of press images, but we’re satisfied with a static shot of the iconic character in full makeup—not to mention confident we’ll see Mystique in a variety of more dynamic, even seductive poses within the full film. It’s kind of her thing."
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Here is MTV's take on this new still of Jennifer Lawrence as X-Men: First Class's Mystique:

"This may not be the most engaging of press images, but we’re satisfied with a static shot of the iconic character in full makeup—not to mention confident we’ll see Mystique in a variety of more dynamic, even seductive poses within the full film. It’s kind of her thing."

Seriously? Let's call it: Jennifer Lawrence looks terrible as Mystique.

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Every photo we've seen of Lawrence as Mystique leaves us wondering what's going wrong in Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class. Compare her Mystique with the original: Rebecca Romijn. Lawrence looks great in her latest GQ spread, and while not everyone looks good in blue body paint, surely the costume and makeup departments could have done better. Lawrence's upward career won't falter because of this, but it also won't be remembered as her finest hour. She looked better (and hotter) as a tough tomboy in Winter's Bone. X-Men: First Class comes out June 3.


[via SuperHeroHype]

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.