X-Men First Class: D- for historical accuracy

The Guardian has a fun piece up about the historical accuracy of X-Men: First Class, which came out a couple of weeks ago:

His telepathic sidekick, Emma Frost (January Jones), kitted out in space-age white plastic minidresses anachronistically based on André Courrèges and Paco Rabanne designs from 1964, lures an American general into his lair. “I hear you blocked the proposition to reposition Jupiter missiles in Turkey,” Shaw says.

“You reposition missiles in Turkey, or anywhere that close to Russia, and you’re looking at war,” stutters the general. “Nuclear war.”

In reality, the US did position Jupiter missiles in Turkey, though not at the behest of an evil mutant supervillain – unless that’s how you’d describe the Pentagon.