The X-Files: I Want to Believe

Rated 2.0

How unfortunate is this? After six years of no X Files TV episodes, and ten years since the first film, we get this rush-job piece of junk? David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson return as Fox Mulder and Dana Scully in what turns out to be something non-deserving of the big screen. If this had shown up as a TV episode, it would’ve been considered sub-par. The plot involves some abducted women, Russian scientists, and Scully’s travails in the medical profession. It’s all so very boring and weak. On top of all that, you throw in Billy Connolly playing a psychic pedophile priest looking for redemption. Seriously, who gives a shit? It’s fun to see Duchovny in this role, yet frustrating to see him laboring in such a worthless plot. I hope this isn’t it for The X Files, but creator-director Chris Carter and company are going to have a tough time getting other installments off the ground after this. A serious letdown, and a tremendous waste of time, the novelty of seeing Mulder and Scully together is all that keeps this from being a total bottom-feeder.