X-Men: First Class (Matthew Vaughn) - 2011

Historians will be surprised to learn that the Cuban Missile Crisis was caused by former-Nazi Kevin Bacon who wanted to start a nuclear war so he could gobble up more energy to feed his mutant power.  I am not sure why he would want to be the all-powerful being in an otherwise devastated planet.  Fortunately for mankind, other mutants, especially Magneto (Michael Fassbender), were on hand to spoil Bacon's plan.  This X-Men prequel attempts to explain the origins of all of those strange mutated heroes and villains who populate the Stan Lee world.  It all seems a bit contrived but the creators of this series refuse to allow logic to get in the way of this gigantic meal ticket.  [JAM 6/13/2011]