I Want to Believe


After years of “issues” and "negotiations", this weekend marks the return of Mulder and Scully in the second X-Files movie, The X-Files: I Want to Believe. It’s been six years since the TV show went off the air and ten years since the first X-Files movie, Fight the Future. The plot synopsis for the new movie is pretty hush-hush with co-writer and director Chris Carter keeping a lid on things so that the fun “doesn’t get spoiled.” He says he likens it to Christmas morning where you may have an idea, but you still don’t quite know just what you’re going to get. He does admit that, unlike the first film, this one is a stand-alone film and moviegoers will understand and enjoy it even if they’ve never seen an episode of The X-Files. If you’re in the mood for more of Mulder and Scully, check out the first two seasons of the show on DVD here at AADL. See you at the theater!


I've seen every episode of X-Files (in order), from the quirky 1st season to the forgettable 9th. It's not out of pride that I reveal this information, but merely to document the amount of time one can spend living vicariously through a pair of FBI agents and the paranormal. In this time, I probably could've trained for an Ironman triathlon, worked on the great American novel, or learned how to change my own oil. Instead, I gained some weight and pondered the existence of aliens. If I could do it all again, I'd probably still watch Scully and Mulder with fascination. A great show, especially seasons 4-6, this may be the first film I go to see at the theater in over a year.