THE X FILES: I Want To Believe

With David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Billy Connolly, Amanda Peet, Xzibit, Mitch Pileggi

Written by Frank Spotnitz & Chris Carter
Directed by Chris Carter

Mulder and Scully is unlikely to hit the TV screens again as the best loved X Files team, so the feature film format is where they reunite.
In this case Scully is brought out of hiding to assist the FBI in a case where an agent has gone missing (together with several other women). Body parts start to appear buried in the snow and a shamed priest is having visions, leading the FBI to these dismembered parts. Venturing into more of a murder-mystery area with some telekinetic connections rather than more far-out supernatural or alien territory for which The X Files is renowned, it is still compelling and entertaining viewing with a few interesting new developments exposed in the Mulder-Scully synergy, as well as action and gore to command the attention of a wide range of cine-fans.

Additional DVD material include an audio commentary track for some in depth analysis of putting the movie together; deleted scenes, two featurettes on the making of the film, including the producers’ aim to be as environmentally sound as possible with the making of the movie; a Xzibit music video consisting of shots from the movie; and a gag reel (which may spoil the serious tone of the series for the hardcore fans who don’t want to see their heroes messing up a scene).

PS. Good to see creator Chris Carter is still an integral part of the franchise.

4 / B
- Paul Blom

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- B - C

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6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A: Multi-Viewing Potential

B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

C: Once Should Suffice

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