Ok, so I may have been just a tad misleading with the title but this commercial featuring Quicksilver for Sky Fibre high speed internet had me laughing a very unattractive amount of laughter. There may have been some snort-giggling involved.
The commercial opens up with Quicksilver, Evan Peters from X-men: Days of Future Past, getting his flirt on with an English brunette trying to watch a sweet moment in a romance flick. With moves as slick as he is quick, he makes a sly comment to show that he’s a handy guy to have around. “They hogging the broadband again huh, that is so uncool.” Ah, you can almost see the love in the air. Like the hero he is, he then decides to run around the X Mansion in a way that only he can to impress his lady love and save her from the depths of despair otherwise known as lagging internet speeds.
The sequence starts with Quicksilver causing Cyclops (Tye Sheridan) to shoot off a quick burst of optic blast so that he can put his moves into play. Controlling the ricochet, he artfully maneuvers around Beast (Nicholas Hoult, Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-Mcphee) and Storm (Alexandra Shipp) so that they don’t get blasted by Cyclops’ unknowing participation in the whole romantic spiel. And naturally, there is some smooth music to add that certain level of ambiance – so if you’re in the mood to listen to the pantie-dropping sounds of “Come and Get Your Love” by Redbone, this is the commercial for you.
So does this have anything to do with Apocalypse? Eh, sort of. Is it hilarious and completely worth taking up a whole minute of your time? Absolutely.
And just for giggles, check out the latest trailer up for X-Men: Apocalypse featuring The Four Horseman.