This movie is a joy. Though it violates the continuity of the X-MEN Trilogy to a certain extent, this movie shows you a fictional history of the Cold War and also elaborates on Magneto's past. The tortured nature of Erik Lensherr (played by Michael Fassbender) is very present. Kevin Bacon gives a great performance as Sebastian Shaw. I was against this movie at first, but I went to see it with a free pass and paid to see it again. Impressive and even more entertaining if you like Cold War history.