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The X-Files: I Want to Believe

  • Feb 4, 2009
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I was never a real die hard fan of The X-Files, but I did watch it off and on and when I did, I enjoyed it. Enough so that my dad and I went to go see the first movie in the theater so when I had always kept a watchful eye for when the would make a sequel even though I didn't watch the show all that much. This film was just about what I was expecting.

When two actors who did a show together for almost ten years don't work together for a while there is going to be some kind of rust there and I think that is what we got in this film. Not to say the chemistry wasn't there between Duchovny and Anderson (Mulder and Scully) because it was, it just wasn't what it used to be.

The movie was good and had a good story, but my main problem with it was that there were to many subplots going on so at the end of the film I was actually left a little confused which I'm sure isn't uncommon for X-Files fans. I felt that that the film should have mainly focused in it's main plot with Father Joe instead of also focusing on Scullys mad race to find a cure for a boys brain disease. It was an interesting storyline, but it took up way to much of the film and at points got really slow and boring.

However, David Duchovny didn't disappoint at being the same old Fox Mulder we know and love. Lots of good one liners and jokes and him chasing...people. Amanda Peet wasn't bad either, but I felt like Xzibit was completely out of place in this film. Yes, I said Xzibit. Basically what this film kind of came down to was one long theatrically released episode kind of like The Ark of Truth for the Stargate franchise, except that wasn't released in theaters. I Want to Believe gets a 3.5/5 for to many brain stories...

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February 07, 2009
Agreed. This film was a bit underwhelming, and I didn't think really lived up to the X-Files franchaise, whether or not it's about aliens or the conspiracy. The chemistry b/w Mulder and Scully was just a bit flat. I used to be a hardcore X-Phile, but fell asleep in the middle of this thing.
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Hi, my name is Julian Brown. I currently write for The Brotherly Game, a local Philadelphia soccer website where I cover the US Women's National Team and the local WPS Philadelphia Independence. I … more
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