I have to eat crow on this. I thought Quicksilver was shoehorned into this movie just to beat Disney in using him in Avengers: Age of Ultron. I thought his look was stupid. I flat out didn’t even want him in the movie. Mmmmmmm. Crow.
Evan Peters stole this movie. His two scenes: both his introduction at his house and this scene were a combination of comic book cool and gleeful fun. This scene, where he saves the day during the X-Men’s jailbreak of Magneto is probably my favorite scene in any film I’ve seen in 2014. It’s brilliant.
There will be an extended cut of X-Men DOFP coming out sometime in 2015 and I will be very interested to see that version, because my main problem with the theatrical release was that it felt rushed. I can only hope Peters will be back in X-Men: Apocalypse, but until then I’ll gladly watch this over and over again.