A kind-of reboot movie that repair some of the faults of the first trilogy by being a fun movie and it embraces it 1960 setting with a cool retro-feel and charm. An inspired and fun story ties to the Cuba-crisis and Kevin Bacon do a good sleazy villain while we get a deeper understanding on the thorny partnership between Xavier and Magneto. It is also sexier than ever and is a better ensemble movie too.
Thanks to the excellent cast, it isn't hard to stay invested in a story that is artificial. But because of that, characters are hurt with plots and conflicts that are not character driven but pre-ordered, as if progression of the story doesn't entirely flow with supposed emotional experiences, while political cold war surroundings feels more comical than gritty. Still, it's enjoyable to watch for most of the time.