If you don't see the difference between what they did in the comics and what they did in the movie then that's on you.
Ok then explain the difference. I can easily point out numorous examples of X-Men being used to push a social "agenda" over the years, so I'm curious what you believe is going on differently in that one brief scene.
An IDR viral site, The War Of 1996 - United We Stand, was just launched, revealing with it the fate of Will Smith's Col. Steven Hiller...
While test piloting the ESD's first alien hybrid fighter, an unknown malfunction causes the untimely death of Col. Hiller. Hiller's valor in the War of 96 made him a beloved global icon whose selfless assault against the alien mothership lead directly to the enemy's defeat. He is survived by his wife Jasmine and son Dylan.
I loved the first one for being what it was... Dumb fun for popcorn chewing. Based on the trailer they just released for the sequel I'm skeptical this will be as fun as the first, but hopefully it works.