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Have You Forgotten What Happened in the Previous 6 X-Men Movies? Here’s a 3-Minute Recap

Ah, the X-Men movies: a series so complicated that it's using a time-travel plotline to simplify the franchise. Since 2000, there have been six movies starring everyone's favorite feared/hated/misunderstood superheroes, each one piling on more and more interlocking plotlines and characters (who, just to make things even more confusing, are periodically recast with different actors). With the seventh installment, X-Men: Days of Future Past, on the way this weekend, we thought we'd try to make things simple for you by getting you up to speed on the story so far. In this video, watch us use our mutant powers of summarization to recap the important parts of the X-Men series in three minutes. Call it x-planatory journalism. (Sorry, sorry, sorry.)