X-Men: Days of Future Past's Quicksilver is actually pretty great in speedy new footage

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May 9, 2014, 4:17 PM EDT (Updated)

The fan reaction to Evan Peters’ version of Quicksilver in X-Men: Days of Future Past has been decidedly mixed, but some new footage showing the speedster in action is actually pretty great.

Considering that the first good look we got at Peters as the super-fast mutant came via a Hardees commercial, it’s not much of a surprise that fans weren’t digging him early on. But early buzz from some initial screenings seem to indicate this version of Quicksilver actually works really well — and we’re starting to see why.

The speed effects are top-notch in this new footage from Days of Future Past, and Peters looks to bring a fun attitude to the character. Who knows, if the fans dig him, maybe we’ll see him again at some point in Apocalypse?

Check out the clip below and let us know what you think:

X-Men: Days of Future Past opens May 23.