The X-Files I Want to Believe 2008
- Director: Chris Carter
- Based on book: no
- Cast: Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny, Amanda Peet, Billy Connolly, Xzibit, Adam Godley, Mitch Pileggi
- Personal “oh yeah him/her” reaction, i.e. have seen this actor in:
- Gillian Anderson – The Fall, Great Expectations, Tristram Shandy, Playing by Heart, The X-Files
- David Duchovny – Things We Lost in the Fire, Return to Me, Twin Peaks, Working Girl, The X-Files
- Amanda Peet – 2012, Something’s Gotta Give, Igby Goes Down, Changing Lanes, Ellen Foster
- Billy Connolly – The Quartet, White Oleander, Third Rock from the Sun, Her Majesty Mrs Brown
- Xzibit – American Violet, Derailed, 8 Mile
- Mitch Pileggi – The X-Files
- Adam Godley – The Theory of Everything, Case Histories, Merlin, Elizabeth the Golden Age, Son of Rambow, Nanny McPhee, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Love Actually
- Why? In the X-Files box
- Seen: 26 August 2016
It took forever (i.e. more than a year) to watch all nine seasons (we won’t bother with the tenth) of the original X Files and it was very slow going in the last two or three seasons. Our two repeated questions were, ‘Where’s Mulder?!?’ and ‘Is this never going to end?’
Well, it did. Now the film. Will it live up to the interesting first seasons or will it drag with the ho-hum stories and annoying religious nonsense of the last seasons?
Scully’s hair is longer. Mulder has a beard (for a short time). Scully is a doctor. Mulder is a bitter recluse. They live together. The FBI calls for help. All is forgiven.
Seeing Scully and Mulder in bed together (very chastely) is nice but otherwise it’s the same-old same-old.
The emotional conflict between Scully and Mulder gives the film a half a point or so but mostly it’s just a long complicated and essentially uninteresting episode. I will remember Scully and Mulder with affection but they should have quit after season four or five. Or let’s say after the previous film which was interesting and entertaining.
This movie did not have to be made. But because it’s Scully and Mulder
2 * of 5. The film itself 0* of 5