THE X-FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE (2008)


With the tease by Chris Carter of a possible third X-FILES film, I chose for today's sequel to be the 2008 follow-up THE X-FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE.

Breakdown:
Fox Mulder and Dana Scully both worked at the FBI as partners, a bond between them that led to their becoming lovers. But now they're out of the FBI and have begun new careers. Scully works as a staff physician at a Catholic hospital. Her focus these days is on a young boy with an incurable brain disease. Administration wants to give up on him. Scully, who feels a special bond with the boy, does not. Meanwhile, Mulder's focus is on clipping newspaper articles, throwing pencils into his ceiling and writing about the paranormal. Scully and Mulder are brought together as partners again when a special case requires Mulder's expertise and Scully is prevailed upon to convince him to help. The case involves a pedophile priest who claims he is having psychic visions regarding the whereabouts of a missing FBI agent.

From J. Spurlin on IMDb

My thoughts:
It was awesome to see a X-FILES movie years after the conclusion of the series and ten years since the first movie.  But this movie lacked something -- it lacked that special feeling that the first couple of seasons of the TV show offered.  It just different.  But as I huge X-Phile, I loved it, even through it's [many] faults, which can be blamed solely on the writing.  However, yes, I still WANT TO BELIEVE...

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