Well, I took a friend to the flick last night. I have to admit it wasn't bad. There are some nice fight scenes. It is kind of hard to make a bad movie with Sophie Turner, Michael Fassbender, and James McAvoy. There are actually a couple of compelling scenes involving Turner and McAvoy, then Turner and Fassbender.
The story of course deviates totally from the comic book series. The aliens in the movie actually get involved because they wish to manipulate Jean or take the Phoenix force from her. Jessica Chastain and her group are totally boring and uninteresting in the movie. Jennifer Lawrence isn't even in the flick for more than five minutes. But most fans of the X-Men comic wondered why was she cast as Mystique from the very first film. It was a pitiful choice. And to hear her barking out commands like she is some leader or something is just pitiful.
Scott Summers "Cyclops", continues to be a pitiful character who literally can't be trusted to cross the street unaccompanied. The movie is missing a badly needed scene from QuickSilver. He literally saved the last movie from being a total waste of material. But Sophie Turner does a good job of trying to carry the flick on her back.
All in all, if you are not expecting the comic book story and you are not a huge fanboy of the series or the comic it is an okay flick. If you have nothing to do on a Saturday afternoon, you can drop in and burn up a couple of hours and not feel sick that you have blown 15 bucks or so.