Posted on Monday, May 30th, 2016 by Ethan Anderton
X-Men: Apocalypse took the top spot at the box office this holiday weekend, pulling down just over $65 according to Box Office Mojo, blowing away Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass, which is doing nowhere near the big business of the first film. Critics haven’t been too kind to the X-Men sequel (though I found it to be as entertaining as it was flawed), but plenty of comic book movie fans still venture to the theater to see it for themselves.
Even if some of you fans didn’t like the movie, I think we can all agree that Quicksilver’s scene was the best moment in the entire flick. If you want to see how they pulled it off, which actually features more practical effects and wire work than you might imagine, check out an X-Men Apocalypse Quicksilver featurette after the jump.
Here’s the X-Men: Apocalypse featurette from 20th Century Fox:
Capture at 3,000 frames per second by a special slow-motion camera called The Phantom, this sequence is by far the coolest scene in the movie. I’m not sure it’s quite as good as Quicksilver’s big scene from Days of Future Past, but it’s still incredible.
This featurette only gives a taste of the on-set work that was done to create the sequence, which includes using the slow-motion camera to capture a bunch of real explosions and destruction. Hopefully the home video release has a much more extensive look at how this scene was completed, especially with the small peeks of wire work that Evan Peters can be seen doing.Cool Posts From Around the Web: