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More than 20 years ago, the trend of honest, dark, dramatic superhero films began with the release of the first X-Men film. X-Men (2000) cemented the tone that would serve as a blueprint for comic book movie films to come with its opening scene, which features a young Erik Lehnsherr (a.k.a. Magneto) in a Poland concentration camp in 1944. We break down the scene and how it shaped the movie industry moving forward.