Horror movies are by far my favorite, so I've decided to make a list with all of them I remember…
The X Files
Fight the Future!
Blackwood, Texas: After falling through a hole in the ground, a young boy is infected by the alien Black Oil. One week later, in Dallas, a federal building is bombed by terrorists, killing five people, including the Blackwood boy. Mulder and Scully, now part of an FBI anti-terrorism unit, learn that the boy as well as three other victims were dead even before the bombing, cause of death: an alien virus. In the Texas desert, the agents find an agricultural complex that may hold the key to unlocking the government conspiracy surrounding the extraterrestrials and their lethal virus which Mulder and Scully must fight the government in a conspiracy and find the truth about an alien colonization of Earth.
The X Files television series began when I was nine years old, and I was hooked after about six minutes of the first episode. Thanks to the miraculous invention known as the DVR, the way I see the world of weekly television has changed drastically. Half the time I forget a show was even on that day until I check later at night and see it waiting for me, whenever I want to watch it at my convenience. Not in the mood to watch Game of Thrones for the next four weeks? Just let em' pile up and binge watch it on a Saturday afternoon!
I love recording forty different things and skipping commercials as much as anyone else, but…
Well, this was a very nice trip down memory lane. I saw THE X-FILES movie on opening night, and even gave an (effusively positive) interview to a TV news crew on the way out. I also remember being dismayed when I found out that a lot of fans were disappointed in it, because as a fan from day one (literally, I was one of the few people who watched the series premiere back when it was thought to be a sure failure), it was everything I could have wanted in a movie version.
I also never understood the criticism that it's "just like a two hour episode of the show." One of the things that I love the most about…
As an obsessive fan of The X-Files, there was no greater event in 1998 than the release of Fight the Future, the long-awaited transition of Chris Carter's seminal TV series to the big screen, a series that genuinely helped shape television going into the 21st century and was *the* pop culture show of the 90's, the series that resonated so deeply with an era of growing paranoia about personal freedoms & distrust in the powers that be. A tall order then for regular series director Rob Bowman, in his feature film debut no less, to transfer the adventures of FBI agents Fox Mulder & Dana Scully onto the silver screen, especially given the film was conceived by Carter both to standalone, bridge…
Hard to believe for someone as self-describedly geeky as I am, but somehow I made it all the way through college in the 90's without watching a single minute of The X-Files.
When this movie came out, I figured it was finally time to see what's up. So off to the cinema I went.
That's right: I went into this movie knowing absolutely nothing about the show. I didn't even know which was "Mulder" and which was "Scully". And you know what? I didn't have any trouble following it. Good job, Carter and Friends. Surely I wasn't the only one.
And not long after, I began using the screen-name "Mulder" whenever I could.
PS - The first TV season on DVD I ever had was season one of this show. I got it for a birthday gift, and my brother and I marathoned it over one weekend. I think it was something like $140.
Although I definitely see more glaring flaws within some of its preposterous and unexplained plot points more now than I did when seeing it in theaters at the age of 14, I am still wildly entertained by this movie every time out.
The chemistry between David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson remains seamless and consistently a joy to watch, and together they create such a solid backbone to hold their debut movie as Mulder & Scully above water. I don't get into much television, just never have, but The X Files had that perfect bit of casting up top to draw me in, and this movie did not disappoint.
It's fun every time out.
Rob Bowman's "X-Files" movie was the one the fans all wanted. A big budget, more conspiracy theories, more alien abduction shenanigans, and a possible love tryst for the FBI's two most intrepid investigators.
A movie version of the hit television show, this followed the same well worn path that Mulder and Scully had previously explored. It was never going to be groundbreaking as it had the same cast and another strand to the old UFO plot-line that had proved so popular. The thing about the "X-Files" though was that for me the alien/UFO stories weren't the ones that floated my boat. The stranger episodes were more my cup of tea and although both the leads were always very appealing, the…
Haha...my brother took me and my friend to see this for my birthday and we were so appalled by the random plot elements (which honestly seemed to come out of nowhere, I mean wtf was that? Was I just not paying attention? I mean, I know I may have occasionally skipped episodes, but - or was that it? Was this movie my punishment for occasionally having something else to do on Sundays...though I can't think of what...it's not like we went to church or anything)...that we almost got kicked out.
Or at least, people were not happy with us. 'Bees!!!'
I watched the extended version, which I found no noticeable difference. The film started very strong with the cavemen opening, then the terrorist bomb set-piece. Great suspense. But, then the film dragged a bit during the second act. It felt like a regular X-Files TV episode, but at least this film what shot impressively. I really noticed the cinematography this time. None of the movie feels dated. The final act answered many questions and raised more about the bigger global conspiracy. I was planning to rate it higher, if it weren't for the slow middle. Plus, the psych-kissing scene was lame. This one aged well. Smart sci-fi never gets old. Knowledge of the TV series isn't required to enjoy this film.
Duchovny and Anderson are on top of their game. Martin Landau was perfectly cast. John Neville and Armin Mueller-Stahl provided some extra gravitas.
Oh i love this trash i love it
A true Mulder & Scully adventure that keeps you on the edge of your seat with anticipation.
Been binging on the series and finally finished season 5 so it's movie time. For what it's worth, I'm fucking loving the show, becoming one of my favourites so I hope the 2016 return is legit. Scully ruuuuules. Mulder is a bit dweeby but I love his demented obsession with aliens and crap. As far as I'm concerned it's the Scully show featuring Mulder and sometimes Skinner.
Anyway the movie. Does the mysterious ancient alien black goo way before Prometheus had a go at it. Mulder and Scully dicking about on the bomb squad after the shit storm at the end of season 5. Locke from Lost shows up which was cool. You can tell Rob Bowman and Chris Carter…
As an X-Files fan this review is skewed. :-) An excellent companion piece to the TV series. Fits in nicely with the alien mythology. Duchovny and Anderson own Mulder and Sculder. The supporting cast from the series is mostly there along with a nice mix of genre stars. Some solid EFX from the opening scene to the end. The creepiness factor is amped up and the music playing along helps set the mood. Not sure why but Glenne Headly as the barkeep always brings a smile to my face.
HUGE fan of the TV show. This film delivered the goods for me. Haven't seen it in a while. Will probably give it a spin before the new X-Files movies debuts.
Hard to judge on its own because I'm a fan of the show.
The movie kinda fizzles out in the 2nd half but the first few scenes are really strong, the whole bomb threat sequence is especially solid.
A terrific episode! Oh wait, it's a movie. In a world where every show is wide-screen and HD it's almost impossible to watch this as a feature if you've seen the show, though that is probably the greatest strength of the film: the bigger budget adds to the well-established formula instead of redefining it, and it looks incredibly fresh when held up to the CG wasteland we wade through now. I wish it was a tad more self-contained, but to me as a new X-Phile it was engrossing enough and certainly worth the venture.
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