My Thoughts on The X-Files: I Want to Believe

I don’t remember much of the first X-Files film, since I had watched it late at night and fell asleep through parts of it. I was hoping the re-watch that film before seeing this film, but I had no luck finding it in the stores (I guess everyone else has the same idea).

Anyways, this film is coming out a decade after the first film and six year after the end of the series.

Director/creator Chris Carter took a chance by putting aside the whole alien conspiracy storyline of the show and concentrate on making the film a stand-alone story.

That would probably be the film’s main flaw, since it really seemed as nothing more as an expanded version of one of the lesser episodes of the show. I also have to say that out of all the paranormal subjects they could have covered, they picked a bit of a non-extravagant one for the story (even though the weirdness factor goes up a bit towards the end).

Still, it was an OK film and it probably succeeds in the task of reintroducing The X-Files to the public so it can return with a (hopefully) better third film.


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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).