HOW DARE YOU! IF YOU TOUCH THAT AGAIN I SHALL KILL YOU RIGHT NOW! DO NOT TOUCH THIS! THIS IS A NO TOUCHING ZONE!
OH MY GOD! I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU REACHED ACROSS LIKE THAT AGAIN! I CAN’T EVEN BELIEVE IT! OH GOD, I WANT TO KILL YOU RIGHT NOW! IF YOU DIDN’T KNOW THE COMBINATION, YOU’D BE, YOU’D BE SO DEAD RIGHT NOW, IT WOULD BE UNBELIEVABLE!
DON’T. CROSS. THIS. LINE. WITH YOUR HAND! HOW DARE YOU! DON’T SPEAK! IF YOU SPEAK AGAIN, IF YOU SPEAK AGAIN, I AM GOING TO KILL YOU! DO YOU UNDERSTAND? DON’T SAY ANYTHING, OH GOD, I SEE HIM GETTING READY! OH MY GOD, DON’T SAY ANYTHING! I SHALL MURDER YOU IF YOU TALK AGAIN! NOW GIVE ME THAT TABLET AND TELL ME THE COMBINATION!
YOU DID ALL THREE! YOU SPOKE AND YOU REACHED YOUR HAND ACROSS!
I HATE YOU
this is a man who flirts with death. hes eating ice cream, which is brutal cannibalism. he isnt even completely in the shade. and yet, he fixes the viewer with a smug look, as if to challenge us. as if to challenge the gods of death themselves
—Time in a Bottle - Quicksilver Speed
I’m sure most X-Men fans have seen Days of Future Past by now, and no matter if you liked it or despised it, you’ll probably agree that Quicksilver’s slow motion scene was amazing.
To those who haven’t seen it yet, or those who don’t remember it well, here’s a short summary of what happened:
- Guards tried to shoot the mutants
- Quicksilver put on his glasses and his earpieces
- Quicksilver kicks everyone’s ass in super speed while listening to Time in a Bottle by Jim Croce
This scene blew my mind, but one thing sticked with me most:
If Quicksilver was listening to Time in a Bottle in its normal speed while everything around him was in slow motion, what must that music have sounded like to normal ears?
To figure this out I’ve done the following bit of research.
First I needed to know how long the scene lasted in real time. To figure this out, I’ve used the bullets that were shot during the scene.
Google tells that the average bullet moves at 2,500 feet per second, in other words: 7620 meters per second.
The average distance from the guards to the mutants in the scene was about 10 meters.
This means that the time it took for those bullets to travel from the gun to the wall (which took the entire length of the slow-mo scene) was 10/7620 = 0.01312335958 seconds.
The scene ended after about 87 seconds, when the song was a few seconds over halfway done.
I’ve sped up the entire song so that after 0.0131 seconds, the song is where it would be at 87 seconds, leaving us with the beautiful song at Quicksilver speed.