X-Files: I Want to Believe is the new film from Director and X-Files creator, Chris Carter. The story picks up with Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) working at a hospital and trying to find a cure for a very sick boy. The FBI contacts Scully in hopes that she might connect with Fox Mulder (David Duchovny). The FBI seeks his help in a bizarre case of a missing agent, with the only clue being an apparent psychic connection between a mysterious old man and the missing FBI agent.
Let me just get to the point quickly, bad movie. Itâ€™s unfortunate and disappointing that a mythology with such a rich, deep and interesting history can fall so flat. Itâ€™s my sincere hope that this is the last weâ€™ll see of this storyline. Itâ€™s really unfortunate, Iâ€™m a fan of the old series, and I really liked the first film. This is just a desperate attempt to hold on to the past.
The story, is constantly trying too hard. It often felt like something interesting was about to happen, but it never does. It felt like I was watching a run-of-the-mill, detective show on TV. No surprising plot twists here, no big cinematic moments, no intrigue. Most of the movie we are expected to just go with the story between Mulder and Skully, and even that feels clunky and awkward. Their interactions are pretty genuine, but the story itself sucks the life out of the relationship. This is a very droll, grim, and mundane movie-going experience.
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