Alexandra Shipp on Storytelling, Favourite Film Sets & X-Men Powers

31 May 2019

3 mins
Reporter Amina with Alexandra Shipp
Reporter Amina with Alexandra Shipp

Ahead of the release of X-Men: Dark Phoenix, our young reporter Amina sat down with actor Alexandra Shipp who plays Storm. Alexandra revealed her favourite moments on films sets, characters she'd love to play and making her co-stars cry.

Watch the video below to find out everything she had to say and for even more interviews click here.

Jean Grey begins to develop incredible powers that corrupt and turn her into a Dark Phoenix. Now the X-Men will have to decide if the life of a team member is worth more than all the people living in the world.

Amina reviews X-Men: Dark Phoenix

As a long time X-Men fan I was excited to see my favorite characters back on the screen again. The film contains all the right ingredients, a rising star Sophie Turner and an origin story we all wanted to see on the screen, however I cannot contain the feeling I left the cinema a little disappointed. Maybe my expectations were too high or living up to its predecessors was too much, either way I couldn't help the feeling of it missing that 'zing' moment. We see young Jean Grey battle with a power she cannot control, surrounded with people that both want to nurture and hurt her. This battle with self is something I think we can all relate to.

I can praise this film for its consistent power poses and thrilling action scenes. There was also a storyline I didn't expect with mystic and the Beast, which I think, everyone will find just as surprising as I did. The film was able to convey harder topics like death, loss and pain as other superhero films shy away from expressing those feelings in characters but I think it worked well in this case. It's a sweet and sour end to a franchise we have all grown to love, however seeing all the characters back together on the screen doing what they do best made it all worth while.

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