Originally Posted by Lightning Strykez!
To be fair, the entire Singer-created X-Men universe is a "major departure" from the story. It's basically an alternate reality, with 6'4 tall Wolverines and mousy Storms. Anything is possible. LOL
There's a difference between embracing "departure" and poor storytelling. This is an example of the latter. Sending all of the X-Men back to the past, so that essentially no one is left in the future, is a bad idea--like killing off Cyclops in the Dark Phoenix Saga bad.