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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…
if you weren't a fan of The X Files and around in the summer in 98, it's probably hard to imagine what a big freakin' deal this movie was back then. i mean this was a big, BIG movie that was set in between seasons 5 and 6 of everyone's then favorite TV show. it was a movie that had to satisfy the obsessed, rabid fan base and play to the folks who knew nothing about the series' overly complicated crazy conspiracy plot lines. seriously, this movie had so much going into it, it's a damn wonder it not only was a great time in 98 but still holds up so well 17 years later.
The plot acts basically as…
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…
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.
*This is a review of the new season.
I attended the screening last night. The crowd and the atmosphere was amazing. It was a packed house of enthusiastic fans and there was plenty of laughter and applause.
I love that they kept the old opening credits. It didn't even look like they remastered it or cleaned it up. It's the same, creepy, grainy, low-res images and the same, old, creepy theme.
The season premiere is an okay episode. It's great to see Mulder, Scully, and Skinner together again. There's also a big plot twist here that's quite fascinating. I'm interested to see where they'll go with that. The problem with the premiere is it's a premiere for the fans—both casual…
What I Learned:
It's possible to hype for an old film based on an old tv series
X-files Movie Mode: ★★★★★
Tenia q ver esta pelicula. No vi la serie, bah, vi algun q otro capitulo, q son lo mismo q esto, pero mas cortos? Al caso, esta piola, es clara e indiscutible la quimica entre ellos y eso hace q se pueda disfrutar de esta cosa.
When you pop in a disc and the first thing that comes up is an ad trying to get you excited about the revolutionary DVD format, you can be pretty sure the video transfer is not going to be up to modern standards. And, well, yuck. I think the clips on the PC game probably have higher resolution.
Wish I could get this on Blu-ray without A) Buying the bundle with the "eh" 2nd movie or B) Paying over 30 bucks on Amazon for some reason.
Oh, the movie? Yeah, it's fine. It's got a decent budget and is the demarcation line between the mythos being still compelling, then dourly ridiculous and also between the drizzly Vancouver years and the sunny LA years.
This is such a strange movie. Essentially it works critically like almost every episode of The X-Files. It's fun and the leads are great, but the story never makes any sense. On one hand, they use the film medium really well. There are two of the best ever X-Files sets. There are some insanely awesome sequences that they would never be able to pull off on a weekly budget/schedule. But damn, does the story not work. All the revelations make the conspiracy look even dumber for the sheer fact that there's even a conspiracy. When you got it, flaunt it! Also the story isn't paced very well. It feels like it's just starting to tell a story when it's wrapping…
Glad I didn't pay to see this...
If only every episode of the show had a budget this size. Overall, my favorite Mulder & Scully story.
i love dana scully
i don't know how david duchovny made that hair work but work it did...damn
The best thing about this mercenary, highly skippable fluff (besides peak Scully) is how the first episode of the series to follow it, the season six opener "The Beginning," pretty much disavows everything that happens in the movie. If you're going to watch this at all, watch it back to back with that episode—it's a hoot.
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