Unnecessary? Maybe. Pointless? Not at all. This film gets a lot of flack for never getting deeper into the alien mythos, but as far as I'm concerned the mythos was pretty much wrapped up with the series. The highlight of this movie is getting to see Mulder and Scully life post-FBI. Great story although there is an element of tastelessness with the pedophile priest.
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This is perhaps the most forgettable movie I've ever seen. Everything about this flick is just so by the numbers (and commercial too). To its benefit, it's not a rehash of the first plot, but it completely disregards the end of the first movie to bring you one more adventure where the stakes feel REALLY unimportant. The world is in danger, but it sure doesn't feel like it when both of your characters couldn't give less of a shit how…
I've obsorbed this plot before via an episode of the magic school bus, yet I was still eager to go along with the perils of the journey and marvel at the scenery of the human circulatory system. I gotta give the color photography it's due here for making the scenery pop, along with the psychedelic footage of red blood cells. Even though you can see how the sets were conceivably constructed, it doesn't take away from how well done they…
What I liked most about this movie is how well the dystopian society of Mexico is made to look. Maybe because aside from monsters, it really isn't all that much different. I could see an argument that Monsters is a movie about the country's drug war, though you'd have to forget about that ending.