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May 7, 2008

I Want To Believe

Yes folks, there is a new X-Files movie coming out in July. Its called I Want To Believe and to be honest, it’s an apt title. I want to believe it will be a good movie – but given how disappointing that first X-Files film was and the sad way the TV series petered out, […]

Yes folks, there is a new X-Files movie coming out in July. Its called I Want To Believe and to be honest, it’s an apt title.

I want to believe it will be a good movie – but given how disappointing that first X-Files film was and the sad way the TV series petered out, I’m less than optimistic. The first four television seasons were regular viewing in our home and I loved the whole conspiracy/alien/geek angle of the show (not to mention the excellent music and cinematography).

But then it all went wrong. The series really should have ended after five years but it kept going and kept losing direction. In a lot of ways. I’m surprised the original stars have come back, especially Gillian Anderson who has established herself with some really good roles (onstage, on film with The House of Mirth and on TV with Bleak House).

Still, there’s always hope that Chris Carter, the show’s creator, has a few tricks left up his sleeve. No doubt many old X-Philes are awaiting the trailer and saying – I want to believe too.

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Linda 15 years ago

Why especially Gillian Anderson? It seems to me that David Duchovny has done fine too. His new show has done well in its first season and he even won a GG for best actor. If Gillian Anderson would not have come back it sure would have been a slap in the face to the people that became her fans. Anyway most of her films did not get seen by many people This at least will get her face out there again so the public knows she is still around.

Fernando Gros 15 years ago

Gillian Anderson’s post X-files work is largely of a more serious and meaty tone, so it seems like more of a departure for her to return that for David Duchovny, who seems to have stayed mostly within the realm of quirky comedy. I like both actors, but it just feels to me that Ms Anderson has gone further away from her X-Files character in the roles she has played that Mr Duchovny has.

Not that I will care in the least if the movie turns out to be any good at all…

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