Personally, I loved the movie. But many were but off by it's style which done as a horror style film. Understand that this is an X-men movie. It is dark and vague. That is because these teenagers are scared of their own powers and don't know what is going on. It is a mystery tale too. Nothing is shown to us until the kids are about to find out too. The acting is good especially the Scottish girl. The effects are good but too much smoke for my taste. I want to see what is going on. Not guess what is happening. Soundtrack score is so so.