I was going to give you my review of “The X-Files: I Want to Believe”. Make no mistake– I love this film. I was happy the first time, but thrilled the second when I had time to focus and not think, “wow, the filmmakers are behind me and damnit, Duchovny looks hot”.
The X-Files grows up. This is a character piece. Sure, it’s got a creep factor, but the story is a love story like no other. And I mean love in its purest form, as well as it’s most twisted. The parallels between Scully’s story and the main plot leave you with some fairly profound notions. This is a thinking person’s film — far closer to October indie films than summer blockbusters. If you are looking for explosions and CGI, don’t bother. But if you are looking for character development, suspense, humor, a debate about redemption and love, then give this movie a chance.
But rather than tell you all the reasons I loved it, I thought I’d link to a fellow blogger. I’ve rarely read a more articulate review of any movie. So, even if you don’t care about this movie at all, read this guy’s writing: http://reflectionsonfilmandtelevision.blogspot.com/ (Do not read if you are trying to avoid spoilers. Major spoilers here).
Have no fear– I’ll be going back to bemoaning my fate tomorrow.