In the world of film and television we are used to seeing similarities of all kinds. Characters “cut from the same pattern”, very similar stories or scenes that seem to be inspired by others that preceded them. Today we are going to focus on one of the most remembered scenes (and the best of the film) from X-Men: Apocalypse. You will perfectly remember the scene in which Quicksilver (Evan Peters) rescues everyone in slow motion as an explosion destroys the Xarles Xavier School. Well, Futurama was ahead of that concept.
We have to go back to the Futurama season 4, until the episode titled Three hundred punches, when a raging fire threatens to end the lives of everyone present without anyone or anything being able to prevent it.
Nevertheless, Fry find a way by getting into the body no less than 100 coffees. Time slows down and, with all the tranquility in the world, he begins to rescue everyone who would otherwise be consumed by the flames.
The concept, bridging the differences between the series of Matt Groening and the marvel movie, is the same. Similar situations are even seen as the slowed flight of a bird in Futurama and that of a bee in X-Men: Apocalypse. We would not be surprised if the scene of the film directed by Bryan singer was inspired by the Futurama series. Ironically, it is usual for animated series to be the ones that “drink” from pop culture movies, so it is fun to see the opposite effect.
Did you know these similarities between X-Men: Apocalypse and Futurama?