Monday, July 28, 2008

The X-Files

Yesterday Meg and I went to our first movie in a long time. My sister and brother-in-law watched Henry for a couple of hours (He went around their neighborhood helping to deliver thank you cards and played.). It was nice to take such a break. We missed him of course and felt better when we knew he did OK.

The movie we saw was The X-Files: I Want to Believe. I wanted to see it right away as I've been a big X-Files fan over the years and was anxious to see new material. Well, the movie wasn't anywhere near as bad as the last film I saw, the fourth Indy film, but it wasn't that great either. I give a solid C. It seemed to me like just a pretty good episode of the show, not a big budget blockbuster. I read online that it only cost $30 million to make and it showed a bit in that there were no great special effects which in a way is too bad as the show always pushed the special effects possible for a TV series. The plot also seemed to me like something more suitable for a Millenium episode in that it had a real world evil with a spooky Catholicism theme throughout. I know Chris Carter, the creator of the X-Files, did not want to write an X-Files mythology movie, but I think he should have at least made a great monster movie. In all though, it was great to see Mulder and Scully again and I was happy to see that the movie didn't tarnish the reputation of the TV series. I really don't recommend it for non-X-Files fans. X-Files fans should rent the DVD.

After seeing the movie I decided enough time had passed for me to slowly begin watching the TV series for the third time. I watched the pilot episode last night.


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James (UK) said...

Pleased to hear that the movie wasn't that bad... although when this X-Files fan will get to see it is debateable. Probably be on DVD sometime.

I fondly remember watching classic downright terrifying episodes like "Home", and "Tooms" with all the lights off and literally being so engrossed in them that when they ended, my eyes would be sore from not blinking.

kestrelia said...

You'll probably enjoy it then. I just wish it was as good as those episodes you mentioned or some other great ones.