The only reason the X-men got high critical acclaim was because at the of it's release, there was nothing to compare it too. X-men 1 and 2 would get destroyed at the Box office if it went up against Avengers. Bryan Singer doesn't know how to write action, and the first movie was full of plot made no sense. In X-men 1 we never got an explanation on how Magneto knew who Rogue was, How he tracked her down, How he knew what her powers were, and how he knew when her powers would manifest, and how he built that machine years before Rogue knew she was ever a mutant. Magneto's plan of turning the humans into mutants was also dumb, because he was under the impression that they would follow his lead rather than just straight up kill him.
The first 2 X-men movies didn't have any X-men in them. All I saw Wolverine stealing the spotlight from other team-mates. We never saw Cyclops's bad-ass leadership skills, Iceman wise-cracking jokes, and instead of Rogues usual in-your-face attitude, she was portrayed as a weak and useless character.Plus the movies rely way to much on Proff X being drugged or knocked out. As someone who reads the comics, i should be able tell who someone like is Iceman is by what he says first, and not by his powers
-Wolverine's "love" for Jean was just poorly written and rushed, especially when you consider that the first 2 X-men movies collectively span 5-7 days tops. As much the movies favor Logan, they ignore one of his greatest characteristics, The strong bonds he forms with his friends and enemies.
They were bad adaptations(exuding first class, and Wolverine 2.) that I will instantly forgive is they cast Keith David as Apocalypse, and have him doing nothing but uttering death threats for 3 hours straight.