The X Files only "jumped the shark" after this movie for one reason, season 6 had lame episodes mostly catering towards selling out the platonic relationship the leads had and only further continued to mar the conspiracy and alien episodes with bad story telling. Having said that...
X Files Fight The Future does get a few things right on the nose. It's a thrilling and interesting movie that doesn't talk down to it's audience short of a few insances of really slim odds and beliveability and doesn't require you to be plugged into the existing televison mythos to have a good time. If you need to know something, the movie explains it and with some good story telling skills doesn't over load you with details and semantics, only the important stuff.
Our television heroes, Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are under scrutiny by the FBI for letting a supposed terrorist attack hit Dallas and the FBI is threatening them with being split up. Scully is prepared to expect the inevitable while Mulder at the behest of a strange Doctor who has ties to Mulder's past to continue investigating the matter which has ties to an Alien virus and The Syndicate, a group of powerful government types who are keeping tabs on alien activity and doing any means neccessary to keep the public in the dark.
What I found interesting to say the least was how much like the sequel, action and suspense can come from very little in the way of violence. Sure theres some but only to puncuate some scenes. Much like the sequel, Mulder and Scully work together wonderfully and their charisma and genuine feelings of friendship and partnership aren't fake in the least.
As good as the sequel, I Want to Believe but I enjoyed this one a little more for it's epic and large feel that a movie should have, not to mention it tapped into the conspiracy angles the show had and had many of it's best episodes with and better yet it fits right in between, story wise and continuity wise with season 5 and 6. It's a shame that the show didn't live up to the movie's standard after this.
While the story has a great deal of exciting action and suspense, there are some serious logical holes that severely challenge your ability to suspend your disbelief. Furthermore, in true X-files tradition while some of the uncertainties in the series are resolved, many others are interjected, clearly laying the groundwork for a sequel. It all begins with a boy in Texas falling into a natural hole in the ground. He is initially uninjured, finding a skull and then being exposed to a deadly … more
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From its Fox Network debut on September 10, 1993, to its finale on May 19, 2002, the weekly 60-minute sci-fi drama The X-Files endeavored to prove that "the truth is out there." The series' title refers to those FBI files dealing with cases of paranormal and other otherwise unexplainable phenomena -- UFO sightings, alien abductions, genetic experimentation, possessions, telekinesis, and the like. Investigating the X-Files are agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson). Notorious within FBI circles as a maverick and iconoclast, the Oxford-educated Mulder made it his personal mission in life to prove that there were more things in Heaven and on Earth than were dreamt of in our philosophy. For him, it was very personal: his own sister had been abducted by extraterrestrials some 20 years earlier. His more skeptical partner, medical doctor Scully, was assigned to curb Mulder's more "fanciful" theories and to seek logical explanations to the phenomena at hand. (Ironically, in real life, actor David Duchovny doubted the existence of space aliens, while Gillian Anderson confessed to being a "true believer.") As the series progressed, Scully became more convinced that there were indeed paranormal forces beyond her ken; conversely, Mulder began to concede that Scully could be right once in a while, and tried to prove that humans, rather than aliens, were responsible for selected phenomena. Each successive season of The ...