I liked Hoult he did a good job, but I'v always wanted to see an ape like brute beast with a gentle intellectual side before the blue transformation. That's what I was hoping for. I thought the Hoult pre-blue beast was good, but could have shown him doing some more acrobatics. Still kind of iffy on the whole runny fast sequence because he has hands on his feet. Yeah beast is quick, but I don't know about quick silver fast. Also, he didn't have the beast strength. Beast in the comics pre-blue had agility, dexterity, and strength and intellect. This beast had mainly intellect and just hand feet, no long arms, slouched posture nothing. I can live with it because Hoult did a good job though.