Reviewed by Andrew Kasch Starring David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Amanda Peet, Billy Connolly, Xzibit Directed by Chris Carter
Love it or hate it, The X-Files was a cultural milestone that brought horror back in a big way. Like the rest of America, I went through the mid-Nineties completely addicted and eagerly anticipated the Friday night paranoia of agents Mulder and Scully. But following the departure of writers Glen Morgan & James Wong and the first big screen movie, the show took a creative nosedive and slowly burnt out through season after season of bad story arcs. Now, seven years later, The X-Files: I Want To Believe hopes to reignite the glory days for a whole new generation.
I still can’t bring myself to care too much about the upcoming X-Files 2, but I know you guys do and I’m here to serve.
I didn’t want to care about the new X-Files movie, no matter how many people told me “but, it’s got monsters”; I just didn’t want to care. Mainly because I never liked the show (please hold the stoning until after the article) and the whole thing smacks of desperation on the part of once-wunderkind Chris Carter.
Who would have thought after the series ended in 2002 that a second film would arrive in theatres? The return of Mulder and Scully is certainly welcome, but how will it all turn out? We're hoping these two round table interviews with (1) David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson and (2) p