The X-Files: I Want to Believe

Rated 2.0

We pick up here with Dr. Scully (Gillian Anderson) interrupted by the FBI during a crusade to save some poor, heroic kid from dying of a deadly brain disease. They want her to tell the fugitive Mulder (David Duchovny) that all is forgiven if he returns to the fold to help track down a missing agent. They need Spooky ’cause their only lead is the ramblings of a pedophile ex-priest, and Spooky is the only person that’ll put faith in the dude’s psychic visions. Or something like that … it’s not clear just why they need Mulder to come back just to stand around and look perplexed. Because that’s about all he does. Meanwhile, Scully darts off occasionally to wander about through the subplot about the dying kid, which only serves as an opportunity to pound the pulpit for stem-cell research and to bag on the church at any given opportunity. It’d make sense, if only the project made any sense. Even to the final shot there were a lot of things going on that I wasn’t clear about.