The major issue is there are two storylines trying to merge into one but they don’t quite sit in harmony. On the one hand, we have Charles and his X-Men – who entice Michael Fassbender’s Magneto out of his rural compound and back into society – divided whether to save Jean from herself. On the other are a small group of shape-shifting aliens that want to use Jean’s new power to create a new world for themselves. However, there is absolutely no substance or creativity on this side of the story. Nothing but a brief outline of their purpose is forthcoming, making it a redundant side piece to an already dwindling plot.