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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…
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.
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…
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…
In 1998 I saw this film and loved it. I knew there were faults, it wasn't a perfect sci-fi movie, or even what I thought a perfect ‘X-Files movie' should be, but I think I was just happy they put an X-Files film together at all.
Now for the first time I have watched the complete storyline up to the end of season 5 (thanks to DVD rentals), and suddenly I have a newfound love and respect for FIGHT THE FUTURE. The movie makes a hell of a lot more sense to me now than it did back in '98. I get the vaccines, the black oil, why the X-Files is shut down, why it was such a shock when…
5 SEASONS AND A MOVIE AND THEY STILL HAVE NOT KISSED!
The X-Files:Fight The Future(1998)
Starring: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Martin Landu, Mitch PILEGGI, Armin Mueller Stah, Blythe Danner, Dean Haglund, Bruce Hardwood, Tom Braidwood, and William B. Davis
Directed By: Rob Bowman
"He is just one man, and one man alone can not fight the future"
This is one exciting mystery that was worth five seasons of the show on Netflix. I have been watching the X-files series on Netflix just too get too both movies. As of right now you know where I am. The only thing that would make this film better would be well I don't know it's pretty amazing.
When a terrorist bomb destroys a building in Dallas, FBI agents Fox Mulder(David Duchovny) and Dana…
Shot between the series’ fourth and fifth seasons, THE X-FILES was intended by Carter, co-writer Frank Spotnitz, and director Rob Bowman (all series veterans) to appeal to both rabid fans and those who had never seen the show. Duchovny (CALIFORNICATION) is Fox Mulder, one of two FBI agents assigned to investigate cases involving the paranormal. As a boy, he witnessed his sister’s abduction by aliens and has devoted his life to learning the truth about extraterrestrials and the U.S. government’s attempt to cover up their existence. Anderson (HANNIBAL) is his partner, Dana Scully, a medical doctor whose original assignment was to debunk X-File cases, but learned through experience to accept Mulder’s far-out theories.
Released a few weeks after the sixth…
In the process of rewatching the whole X-Files series, I rewatched the first movie where it fits in the chronology, between seasons 5 and 6.
Let's face it, as a movie it isn't much of one, playing more like a 3 episode special than a coherent film. That said, it was great fun to see the usual cast set against big special effects. Gillian Anderson, as always, makes the film.
Also notable was Mark Snow's soundtrack, which was really wonderful. It made the absence of a great soundtrack in the series really evident. Good for the director for going with a higher quality sound.
I'd also forgotten the opening scene, which is like a 1950s monster flick called Cavemen vs Aliens. Considering the number of times The X-files references monster movies in the course of its run, this was a great choice to open the movie.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
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