Friday, May 20, 2016

The X Files (1998)

Director: Rob Bowman

Writers: Chris Carter, Frank Spotnitz

Composer: Mark Snow

Starring: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, John Neville, William B. Davis, Martin Landau, Mitch Pileggi, Jeffrey DeMunn, Blythe Danner, Terry O'Quinn, Armin Muellyer-Stahl, Lucas Black, Dean Haglund, Bruce Harwood, Tom Braidwood

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Fight the Future

Plot: Mulder and Scully must fight the government in a conspiracy and find the truth about an alien colonization of Earth.

My rating: 7.5/10

Will I watch it again?  Yeah.

This is so much better than the THE X FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE (2008).  That one felt like an average TV episode.  This one is much more cinematic and it's got a bigger sense of scale.  It feels like a movie and one that takes the best of the show and elevates it for this medium, making it something that you'd want to go to the theater to see.  I really enjoyed it.  This is the first time I've seen it since the theater in '98 and it holds up very nicely.  It's got humor, tension , a good story and special effects...swearing!  Plus the picture ends with the ongoing mystery that the show constantly delivered.  It's fun.  The 20th Century Fox DVD looks good in anamorphic widescreen but the next time I watch it it'll be on Blu-ray.  The extras included are a commentary from Carter and Bowman, a 27 minute behind the scenes featurette (fullscreen) and 3 theatrical trailers (all non-anamorphic widescreen).  Hopefully there are more extras on the Blu-ray edition. 

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