Don't have the time or willpower to sit through X-Men, X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Wolverine, X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past? Here's everything you really need to know about the franchise in about two minutes forty-five seconds.

True to their name, the folks at Mashable have mashed together countless hours of mutant-on-mutant action, sifting out the extraneous bits to deliver the essence of fourteen years of X-Men cinema.

Now that I think about it, all they really needed was the animated GIF.