I love comic book hair. The shape, color, and movement are so over the top and adventurous, I don't even bother reading the geek-fantasy storylines, I just flip through the pages and look at the hair.
With the surge of comic book movies, it has been hard for film makers to translate comic book hair into their films. There have been some forgettable and bland misteps like Kirsten Dunst's hair in Spiderman and Jessica Alba's hair in Fantastic Four. But there have also been some seriously terrible attempts like Halle Berry's hair in Catwoman and Uma Thurman's hair in Batman and Robin.
Halle Berry also has some bad comic book hair in the X-Men movie franchise. Not just one, but three different wigs have been used to try and recreate the long, snow white hair of Storm. For those not familiar with the comic book, I will briefly explain Storm the best I can (since I never read the stories). Storm is a mutant from Africa who can control the weather and fly. Because of her meteorological powers, Storm is one lucky lady: she will never have a weather-induced bad hair day. That's right - no humidity causing frizz, or rained on hairstyles. She might not even need a hairdryer, if she decides to use a warm wind instead.
In the first X-men movie, I don't know what the hell they were thinking. I despise baby bangs because they look like a botched haircut. I don't care how chic and Hepburnesque you think you are, you just can't pull them off. Ms. Berry herself had to lobby for a new wig for the second X-Men movie, and while it is an improvement, I was too distracted by the shellacked wigline and brassy grey to approve. For the third X-men movie, I think the color is a definite improvment. The salt and pepper lowlights are much more flattering - but it takes away from the comic fantasy version of storm. It looks like it could be someone's everyday hairstyle, it isn't superhero hair; it's soccer mom hair.
They say this is the last X-men movie so, in theory, this could be the last live-action Storm hair we will ever see. If this movie opens over $100 million, though, it will not be last bad Storm wig that we see.