I Want To Believe (an X-Files movie won’t suck)

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Jan 17, 2008

Interesting news: a new X-Files movie is being filmed, and, according to series creator Chris Carter, they won't be doing the mind-numbingly dumb alien conspiracy thread that got so twisted and self-contradictory that even Fox News wouldn't be able to defend it.

"We spent a lot of time on (the mythology) and wrapped up a lot of threads" when the show went off the air in 2002, says Chris Carter, creator of the series and director of the new movie. "We want a stand-alone movie, not a mythology conspiracy one."

Well, good. I stopped watching the series when it became clear that Carter had no idea where the story was going, and in fact I was so soured by the experience I haven't watched any TV series where this was also obvious ("Lost", comes to mind... and I started watching "Heroes" only reluctantly, and look what happened there in the second series... barf). I loved many of the standalone-plotted episodes, and would equally love to see a full-length movie where a plot like that was really carried out, and not suddenly resolved like a few of them were.

Also, seeing Scully and Mulder together again... cool. I really liked their characters and their interactions, and of course I am but a mortal man, and Scully is teh hawt.

X-Files, Star Trek... lots of interesting movies coming out soon! And of course, Cloverfield opens tomorrow. I'll get a review up as soon as I humanly can.

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