Like almost everything else in the Singer X-Men movies, they got Cyclops wrong. Period. Almost everything about him was wrong. He's Alex's older brother, not younger. He was an original X-Man, not a late-comer. He shoots concussive beams that are channeled from a dimension of concussive energy (sometimes even called the "punch dimension" in the Marvel Universe) and they are NOT lasers, do not burn things, and instead should be punching holes in things and clobbering things with force, not heat.
This is the bad Singer universe, though, where Storm's hair was not white until Apocalypse changed her (it's her natural hair color in the books), where Mystique grew up with Charles (never happened), where Hank McCoy can control his appearance (he's stuck being blue and furry in the books), where Nightcrawler isn't covered in short blue fur himself (there's a reason Kitty calls him "fuzzy elf"), where Wolverine is almost a foot taller than he should be (He's 5'3", and Jackman is 6'2"), where Jean's Phoenix abilities are a mutation (they're not. The Phoenix is a cosmic force that inhabited her when she sacrificed herself in space to save the other X-Men), where Jubilee is in the school before Scott (which is just sacrilege), where Moira is a CIA agent and not Scottish (she's a geneticist, not a law enforcement officer of any kind, and she's VERY Scottish), where Colossus was (until Deadpool) a skinny American guy with smooth steel skin instead of a huge Russian with banded metal skin, where Kitty Pryde develops the power to send people back in time (Never happened), and so on.
In other words, the movies are the WORST example of the X-Men you could possibly turn to. They got nearly everything wrong and just kept piling on more and more inconsistencies to deal with the last ones.