05/23/2014 07:05 EDT | Updated 07/23/2014 05:59 EDT

FILM REVIEW: X-Men: Days of Future Past

Invoking popular comic book crossovers, X-Men: Days of Future Past is both a throwback tale and flash-forward film — one that squishes together superheroes and supervillains of two franchises.

In the latest movie, the cultural metaphors and outcast story lines of earlier instalments have been tossed aside for a comic book battle royale, according to CBC's Eli Glasner.

Despite some truly remarkable moments, one has to be a true mutant maniac to follow all the time-jumping, criss-crossing action, he adds.

Glasner offers his review in the attached video.