The Gawker Guide to Summer MoviesRichard Lawson5/26/11 3:25pmFiled to: PreviewsMoviesSummer MoviesSummer previewRoundupFilmX Men First ClassSuper 8Bad TeacherLarry crowneharry potter and the deathly hallowsFriends With BenefitsCowboys and aliensRise of the planet of the apesthe helpOne DayOur idiot brotherTweetgTweetdTweetvFb121EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkFinally, with the arrival of Memorial Day, can we celebrate the start of the summer season. Forget going to the beach or playing frisbee or other outdoor activities. Summer means big, loud, banging movies! Let's take a look at this year's offerings. JuneX-Men: First ClassWhat It Is: Every good superhero story needs an origin myth, so here is one for the X-Men, a merry band of mutants who hang around a giant mansion in tight latex suits and, presumably, have mutant power-fueled orgies. But forget about the orgies for now. In this movie we're back in the 1960s and Professor X and Magneto (James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, rowr) are young idealistic friends opening a school for wayward and confused young gay people mutants. There's Havoc (Cyclops' brother), Beast (played by About a Boy nerd turned Skins hunk Nicholas Hoult), Mystique (Ozark princess Jennifer Lawrence), and Banshee (some dude), among others. Eventually, of course, Magneto goes rogue (not Rogue) and action ensues.