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The X-Files: I Want to Believe

Well, hmm. I must admit I was a little underwhelmed and I do hope that they would have went with the conspiracy storyline instead of the stand alone. I was open to the idea before, but now that I have seen it, I just don’t think it was on a big enough scale for a movie. It seemed like just a regular TV episode. So there, that is my main problem with the film, and it is a pretty big problem, but its out of my system now.

On to the good stuff. It was absolutely fantastic to see Mulder and Scully together again. Their relationship one of the major reasons this show was such a success, if no the primary reason. They have such chemistry. Duchovney and Anderson both know these characters inside and out and it definitely shows on screen.
I also love the romance in this film> It is not a usual movie romance full of passion and what-have you, but rather its a very mature romance which you can tell goes very deep.For two characters whose sexual tension on TV was built up for years, this is exactly how the love between them should feel and i think they hit it perfectly.

Connelly gave us a great performance as the psychic the FBI have been following around, really top notch. The story was pretty run of the mill for the X-Files, but the dialgoue was great and when you look at the movie as a character piece (for both the characters) it works very well.

So, underwhelming in the context of a feature film, but still the X-Files at its heart.

Somewhere between 7 and 8, but going with 8 cause its X-Files and i have a soft spot.

And oh yeah, having Skinner show up was awesome.

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