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X Files: I Want To Believe Movie Review

Jul 25, 2008
So what is it that I want to believe? This summer's release of the second installment to the X-Files movie has been highly anticipated? I'm sure it has been for all of the diehard X-Files fans, but honestly, I then see very much buzz about the movie coming out. Especially up against the release of the smash hits the Dark Knight, and Iron Man I was wondering who really remembered what the X-Files was about.

Now I do have to admit that I am not an X-Files and and I did not watch the show on TV, but I did see the first movie.

Now, talking about hype, this movie was very tightlipped, very hush-hush and industry really pushed to try to get people really buzzing to try to find out what was going on with the next installment? the thing is, if you're going to be this hush-hush about a movie and really try to create a buzz around it but you better deliver... And this X-Files episode, though stocked with lots of special effects and here he sets, pretty much comes up empty handed.

The second X-Files movie following The X-Files: Fight the Future a decade ago, though not a sequel, is really just a hodgepodge of different storylines. It's as if the moviemakers were trying to please everyone and in trying to do so disappoint all.

Under the direction of the television series creator Chris Carter, is Gillian Anderson who called back to duty as sixth sense sleuth Dana Scully, and she doesn't disappoint. David Duchovny as her somewhat dazed and confused reluctant partner Fox Mulder barely registers as a dramatic force here, though it's clearly not his fault. Both actors do a great job, but acting alone can save a movie that's poorly put together and one shouldn't have to hold the movie a by the two stars alone.

The story begins rather promisingly with a nocturnal sequence, set in a snowy West Virginia town, and the capturing of a young, innocent woman by a creepy man driving a tractor. Meanwhile, hundreds of FBI agents are following Father Joseph Crissman (Billy Connolly), a strange psychic, sporting long white hair and thick glasses, who tries to illustrate his visions and redeems his shady past by taking the agents to the scene of the crime. However, this is where it ends.

This movie is tangled and disjointed with cheeseball special-effects designed just to get a quick scare out of you. If you like sitting through two hours of confusion, disjointedness, and question marks, and this movie is just for you.

Many fans are wondering what happens with Mulder and Scully, but that is something you need to see for yourself in the movie. We can't let the spoiler out here.

The sad thing is that is seems like Fox didn't want to believe in the movie either, as the budget was cut in the making of the film, and it feels like the movie was quickly slapped together. The movie is a stand alone, as it doesn't rely on any of the episodes from tv like the original movie did.

But, if you are going to see this one, you really have to want to believe it's going to be good.
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