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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…
*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…
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.
actually a sh*t movie. but i love Xfiles and i invest full support.
cinematic masterpiece, this movie invented love
fox mulder: king of my heart, king of declaring his love, is a whole person thanks to dana scully
I hate bees
I've seen this film before but this is the first time I've seen it since becoming a regular watcher of the show (I recently binge-watched the first 5 seasons). Now that the X-Files have been closed, Mulder and Scully are assigned regular field agent duties. As the film opens they find themselves investigating a bomb threat in Dallas, which turns into an Oklahoma City-style catastrophe. In the wake, Mulder and Scully face possible discipline as well as separation and reassignment, with Scully prepared to resign and return to a career in medicine. Mulder is approached by a doctor/author named Kurtzweil (Martin Landau), who tells Mulder that the explosion was not an act of terrorism (as originally thought) but an act…
I like The X-Files, but I've always been more of a fan of the monster-of-the-week episodes than the mythology episodes. To me, the mythology episodes are never cohesive and feel like they're always writing them on the seat of their pants. You stop caring about the mystery because you know it will continue to lead nowhere, and you're often just left with more questions rather than answers, and the answers you do get aren't worth the mystery. The conspiracy stuff always has so much potential but they've never take advantage of it. There might be some Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Independence Day influence in it bt Fight the Future is just another one of these episodes, just…
THE WAY THEY JUST FIGHT THAT FUCKING FUTURE also the way that final shot of foxy and dan when they're holding hands walking into the sunset
YOU!!!! MADE!!!!! ME!!! A!!!! WHOLE!!!!! PERSON!!!!!!
For me, the X Files as a whole peaked with this movie.
Of course, this outing of the series is nothing for you if you don't know the show. You will not like or understand the film.
But if you love the series this delivers everything you hoped for.
To be honest, it would have been the best way to end the show. And don't get me started on the trainwreck that was this years "reunion" show.
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