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Much Better Than Expected

  • Jan 26, 2006
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"The X-Files: Fight The Future" is the first attempt at transferring Mulder and Scully to the big screen. Though I enjoyed the original series, I was never a fanatic about it. In fact, when this film originally came out, I had no intentions of seeing it. Now that I finally have, I must admit that it is pretty good. It's full of cameos and tie-ins from the TV series that even a casual fan such as myself can pick up on, but you need not watch any of the series' episodes to enjoy this film.

This movie really plays out like an extended TV episode with just tad better special effects. But, much like the series, this movie relies on the strength of the plot to peak the interest of the viewer.

As in the series, there is a giant government cover-up going on. Fox and Scully are hot on the trail(as usual), and break a few rules along the way in order to gather information. There are leaks, men in black, men in HAZMAT suits, and unexplained, strange events. I can't say much more than that or I'll spoil the show. Just know that little green men are on the move and Fox and Scully are trying to stop them.

The acting is superb, and the banter between Mulder and Scully is tight and witty as it ever was on the TV show. David Duchovny is comfortable in his role as the quirky, paranoid, and probably a little bit crazy Mulder. Gillian Anderson, whom I consider business-suit beautiful, gives another flawless performance as Scully. Martin Landau also makes an appearance as well as an abundance of recurring characters from the TV show.

Odds are that if you enjoyed the series, you'll enjoy this film. It does begin to drag a bit about 110 minutes into the flick, but the ending picks things up and gets somewhat suspenseful. If you aren't familiar with the show, rest assured that you won't be anymore lost during the film than TV regulars and the characters in the movie.

Recommended to those who like sci-fi with a little bit of brains thrown in and anyone who loves a good mystery.

Potential Spoiler!!!!

This film becomes rather timely with the mention of a certain government group that appears to be the major catalyst for most of the conspiracy in this film. If you have heard of those two hurricanes that recently whipped up on the Gulf coast from Alabama to Texas(including my home of southwest Louisiana), you know which government group I'm talking about........

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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 ...
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