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Worst: Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique
Listen, we love ourselves some J-LA. Ms. Lawrence is an amazing actress who deserves all the awards and kudos she's gotten to date. You'll never see us disparaging her talent. That being said, she has always been wrong for the role of Mystique (hey, it happens). No matter how hard she tries she cannot evoke any true fear with the role. Whether Raven/Mystique is battling on the sides of good or evil, it's a character that should make you think she could, like Wolverine, kill you at a moments notice. To make matter worse, because Lawrence has blossomed into arguably the biggest movie actress in the world she's in "Days of Future Past" more than she needs to be (was that whole Vietnam sequence really necessary to the overall plot?). Again, we love us some Ms. Lawrence, but she's not Mystique. Now, Carol Danvers/Ms. Marvel? That would have been casting heaven.
- Gregory Ellwood