I just saw the new X Files film today: X Files: I Want to Believe.
This movie is going to strike folks one of two ways; they are either going to love it or hate it. I doubt their will be much in the way of a middle ground.
This is a film for those who like their suspense and plot lines somewhat subtle. Do not go in expecting explosions, and / or special effects. You won't find aliens, or ghosts, or even any of that funky black oil ... X Files I Want to Believe plays more like a moody crime drama with hints of supernatural overtones as well as a trace of Catholic mysticism thrown in for fun.
Of course the heart of the piece lies with Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) and Fox Mulder (David Duchovny), former FBI agents; she's now a doctor at a rather run-down Catholic hospital, and he's living in a farm house seemingly unemployed, surrounded by newspaper clippings of bizarre happenings from around the world.
It does not take long for the duo to be reunited when the FBI hunts them down to assist in finding a missing agent. What will be pleasing to long time fans is that the chemistry is still there between them, and it becomes evident early on that the couple are in relationship that is more than just professional.
No, I am not going to spoil things by giving away anything more of the plot. What I will say is that I found the movie to be a refreshing change of pace to the dreck that is usually served up during the summer months.
Finally, stay seated as the credits roll, as there is a sweet little coda that is offered up to the viewer who does not exit the theater quickly.