"The X-Files: I Want to Believe" Leaves Fans Skeptical

I wanted to believe that another "X-Files" movie was a good idea. I wanted to believe that Mulder and Scully, the ultimate duo of science vs. faith, needed to be brought back and to the big screen. I wanted to believe that with years to work on the script, Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz would be able to come up with an intriguing story worthy of the iconic series. Alas, like Scully, I remain a skeptic.


Chris Carter's "The X-Files: I Want to Believe," the second film spawned from the hit television show, is a stand-alone story from the series that finds our beloved Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) being called back into the FBI to help investigate the mysterious case of a missing agent. Slow, mundane, and featuring a story that chooses to focus on yesterday's news instead of the paranormal fare of the series, "The X-Files: I Want to Believe" seems to be more of an apology for the decline of the series in its last years and the unsatisfactory ways in which loose ends in the story's dense mythology were tied up.


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Aug 23, 2008 8:17PM EDT

it was really bad, great to see them again but really bad.

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Sep 25, 2008 12:07AM EDT

Apparently we all have to agree to disagree. A great wrap up to a landmark series. The plot was intriguing as well as the unique mix of paranormal, conspiracy theories, faith, and just plain weirdness -- all of which put X-Files on the map BEFORE all the alien nonsense took over. As an original X-Filer from the first episode, it was just what I hoped for, along with seeing Mulder and Scully together the way we always knew they would be.

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Oct 12, 2008 2:51AM EDT

Agree or disagree? I was and still am a BIG fan of X Files and, of course, Mulder & Scully. Having them back after such a long time is just great. The movie kept you constantly wandering and on the edge; struggling with ideas and thoughts quite profound and strangely familiar sometimes. I think it was a great movie and a great protrayal of their relationship, we all hoped for them to end up together. The "easter egg" is just so sweet and wonderfull.

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