The X-Files - Fight the Future Reviews
This would mark the decline of the show.
After Duchovny tasted the bright lights of Hollywood he did not want to go back to filming in Vancouver! The show suffered immensely because of him and has never recovered, he became the X-FILES Yoko.
It does do a great job of bring the show to the big screen. It does focus more on the mythology storylines of the show at the time but does create at times a big screen version of iconic elements of the "monster of the week" themes of the show as well.
Starring: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Martin Landu, Mitch PILEGGI, Armin Mueller Stah, Blythe Danner, Dean Haglund, Bruce Hardwood, Tom Braidwood, and William B. Davis
Directed By: Rob Bowman
"He is just one man, and one man alone can not fight the future"
This is one exciting mystery that was worth five seasons of the show on Netflix. I have been watching the X-files series on Netflix just too get too both movies. As of right now you know where I am. The only thing that would make this film better would be well I don't know it's pretty amazing.
When a terrorist bomb destroys a building in Dallas, FBI agents Fox Mulder(David Duchovny) and Dana Scully(Gillian Anderson) put their lives on the line to try and stop the spread of a deadly virus that may be extraterrestrial in origin.
Throughout my viewing of the show I've become a fan of the series in general and have grown to love some of the characters. I'm not however fond of Mulder's three nerd friends for some reason I just don't like them. My favorite character besides Mulder and Scully is Mulder's arch-enemy The Smoking Man played just as awesome as ever by William B. Davis. He is usually trying to hide the truth of alien life and other dealings with the paranormal from Mulder. He is the first to be on this site of the where virus is. The film makes you get into each character without needing to watch the show but I like to anyway because it gives me more pleasure and more mysteries to solve with these characters.
The film does have an interesting plot, that makes any audience member who hasn't watched the show feel what it was like, and for fans adds to the excitement with it's grande scale. With disease mysteries, a conspiracy and a central key to what makes the show tick and that's the search for alien life forms. Which has always been a high point in the show because Mulder strongly believes in the existence of extraterrestrials.
Rob Bowman directs the first X-file feature and after this will be known for directing one of the worst comic book movies of all time called Elektra, a bad film I actually like and gave one a half stars too, but in this he does a great job. The shot of Dallas and Washington D.c are quite good.
All the elements of a good film seem to be here, I had a great time watching this. The acting is just as great as it was in the show, it allows and idea of the show in a decent run time for newcomers, and builds to be a great mystery with good direction. I give The X-Files: Fight The Future a five out of five.