If you were worried that "X-Men: Days of Future Past" is overstuffed with mutants, or that a very strange looking Quicksilver would bring down the whole house, or any other scattered fears you might have — well, perhaps it's time to put them to bed.
The newest "X-Men" movie, directed by Bryan Singer, hits theaters in two weeks, but it's already screening for critics. Late last night saw a smattering of online reactions from press members who attended the "X-Men" screening, and by and large, the reviews are overwhelmingly positive.
In fact, depending on who you ask, "Days of Future Past" just might be the best "X-Men" movie yet:
FOX 5 film critic Kevin McCarthy had similarly high praise for the movie:
In fact, according to McCarthy, the whole movie is worth seeing for one moment alone:
What could that scene involve? Something between the old and young generations of Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr, perhaps? Maybe something involving Wolverine?
Or could it be… something entirely unexpected?
Quicksilver? Really? This guy?
Really. This guy. Apparently, people who saw "Days of Future Past" love Quicksilver.
So, what do we take from all this? A grain of salt, if you're smart. This is just an early look at "Days of Future Past," hardly representative of a wider field of reactions, but still — it's encouraging, and even a bit surprising, at least as far as Quicksilver goes.
Could Evan Peters' mutant, who up until now was a laughing stock among most fans, turn out to be one of the best on-screen superheroes in years? We'll find out for sure when "Days of Future Past" arrives.
For now, keep this advice in mind:
"X-Men: Days of Future Past" arrives on May 23.