Everyone hates Fox’s X-Men. At least, it seems that way. Ask any fanboy how he feels about that mutant centric franchise, and they’ll probably spout a few hours of vitriol.

“F*** Wolverine, Cyclops should be the lead!!!”

“Why don’t they have their classic costumes!!”

“The continuity is awful!”

And while I’d happily agree with a few of these complaints, the X-Men movies or SO much more compelling than any other vigilante fare. Compared to Marvel Studios’ low brow offerings or Warner Bros’ shallow attempt at a dark, deep, pathos laden Batman trilogy, the X-Men are the premier superhero franchise. Ignoring X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine, of course.

Director Bryan Singer carefully crafted every fabric of the first two X-Men flicks, X-Men: First Class (where he was a heavy handed producer), and the upcoming Days of Future Past. Nothing was flippantly added. Magneto’s regal attire (which we could quickly dismiss as goofy comic book costume 101) in the first X-Men movie reflected his notion of superiority and his European heritage. Wolverine didn’t join the X-Men to fight the common evil (as he’s so often done in the comic), but instead to uncover the keys to his forgotten past. Their costumes weren’t a random hodgepodge of cool looking threads, but instead stealth suits so that they could slip in and out of hot zones without.

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So why all the hate for Quicksilver in Days of Future Past? In the comics, he’s a silver haired, tight shirt clad superhero. His aesthetics are based on “wow, this looks cool and different”, instead of form follows function. Now, every fanboy with a scraggly beard and a two-bit opinion is up in arms about Quicksilver’s looks in Days of Future Past. And all I can think is… “Bryan Singer’s brilliant!”

We see a young Quicksilver in Days of Future Past. One who’s father (Magneto) has been imprisoned for years. Transforming him into a rebellious youth in tattered clothes, disco style googles, and a punk silver dye job is BRILLIANT! Singer’s provided the perfect context for a superhero who’s otherwise a generic dude. He’s Marvel’s Flash, but in Days of Future Past, he’s a dude with pathos.

Oh, and this wink and nod at Scarlet Witch is just as brilliant. Everyone went all “F*** this Fox sh*t!!!” when it was first released, but this is absolutely money. The pink princess gear Scarlet Witch wears in the comics is absolutely ridiculous, but again, Singer’s taken something from the comics and given it context.

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Heyo. I'm Nick Dourian, the Editor-In-Chief around these parts. Now, I went to a few other sites, read a few awesome bios, and I really want to fabricate a badass origins story for myself, but I'm feeling particularly unimaginative today, so 'f' that jazz. I read comics, drink bourbon, and cook meats. Imagine Ron Swanson, but with a fuller beard and cuter eyes.
  • kixxxers

    I have no Hate for Quicksilver! Sure the leather Biker jacket is a little Meh…

    You have many valid arguments in your article

    • UnleashTheFanboy

      you’re quickly becoming my favorite commenter!!!

  • Jay

    In the comics he is a punk. This is the perfect modern interpretation. I think the Avengers version is going to get it all wrong.

    • kixxxers

      Not the Comics I remember! I am old School! 4 Decades+! I remember 35Cent comics…

      • Jay

        That’s true. I’m not sure when I started viewing him as a whiney pain in the butt, but I have for years. He has been everything his father said he was, a total let down.

  • Sebastian Vargas

    That girl can’t be the Scarlet Witch right…. they are suppose to be twins….

  • Belladonna

    I LOVE Evan Peters as Quicksilver!! I think X-Men got it SPOT-ON. He looks hot and edgy and I love the details they gave him like the goggles, band-shirts and leather jacket. I think he is an absolute perfect incarnation of Quicksilver for the films. I cannot get over how douche-baggy Aaron Taylor-Johnson looks in Avengers, they could not have done him worse with that horrible dye-job and spandex…

  • Blink

    I agree with you, i love Quicksilver in days of future past Evan Peter’s did a really awesome job!! but the little girl Pietro is holding in that scene cant be Wanda because Wanda and Pietro are twins so i find it unlikely that she is Wanda. it could be Lorna Dane though, Pietro and Wanda’s half sister yet that wouldn’t make sense if it was.