Catch up on the twisty plot of Days of Future Past with this X-Men 101 clip

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May 22, 2014, 2:49 PM EDT (Updated)

In case you don’t have time to rewatch the entire gamut of X-Men films before seeing Days of Future Past, just set aside five minutes — we’ve got you covered. 

Put together by IGN, “Comics History 101: X-Men: Days of Future Past Explained” is an excellent five-minute primer to help hit the high points before diving back into the deep end of the X-Men universe with the timeline-busting sequel.

The clip does a great job of touching on the film series, the acclaimed animated series and of course the original comic arc that inspired it all, so there’s no reason not to be well prepared before checking out Bryan Singer’s long-awaited return to the mutant world.

Check out the recap below and try not to let your head explode:

(Via IGN)

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