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5.0 out of 5 stars The X-Files - Fight the Future A silver screen beauty!, January 17, 2003
This review is from: The X-Files - Fight the Future (Widescreen Edition) (DVD)
At the end of the outstanding fifth season, Chris Carters genius found a new canvas via the silver screen in this, the culmination of five years of superb episodic television. On the silver screen; The X-Files, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are in every way movie stars and the genre in this format are visually stunning. Chris Carters genius shines through as this film was made prior to shooting the fifth season of the episode and therefore they had to design the entire fifth season around the film. In no uncertain terms, Chris Carter and the other producers of the series proved that they could exceed even their own high standards and take the genre to the silver screen. The only real question is, now that the series is over after nine years, are or when are they going to film a second movie?
The premise: MINOR SPOILERS
At the conclusion of the fifth season, The X-Files have been closed as those who have been conspiring with the alien forces have desired to do, since Mulder and Scully were getting a little too close to their flame.
The movie opens with a stunning scene taking the viewers back thirty five thousand years where we witness an encounter between cavemen and an alien. We're then taken to the present day where Mulder and Scully are in Dallas, TX. The X-Files are closed and they're working as normal agents, searching for a bomb on a hot Texas day. Unfortunately for them, although Mulder discovers the location of the bomb, it still goes off, killing a senior agent and supposedly three other people in the building. This leads to the FBI needing scapegoats and directing the separation of Mulder and Scully. Of course, Mulder can't sit still for this and in the only way he and Scully know how, they begin to uncover the conspirators' plots.
What follows is simply a silver screen masterpiece as we are finally, after five wonderful years of questions, given some answers. Unfortunately along with these long awaited answers we find that there are more questions. As the producers of the show have stated all along, they've been making television movies all along and were ready for the big screen, so right they were.
Exceptional performances by David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, William B. Davis and Mitch Pileggi. Nods to Chris Carter and director Rob Bowman for casting Martin Landau. Mark Snow who has done the score for every episode is, of course, given the opportunity to exceed his own high standards in the film, as the score is beautifully played out. Highlighting the score is the film being digitally THX mastered.
Bonus Features:
The Making of "The X-Files;" Audio Commentary; Extra Footage and Theatrical Trailers. Included in the DVD case is a special eight page booklet giving a short synopsis of several of "The X-Files" key players and a small card displaying one of the many wonderful paintings done of Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny.
I would highly recommend this film, even for the casual viewer or somebody new to the genre as the filmmakers ensured to make it accessible to even those who'd never once seen an episode.
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Showing 1-3 of 3 posts in this discussion
Initial post: Sep 6, 2008 12:13:49 PM PDT
will somebody please explain to me the difference between the two movies: "The X-Files" and "The X-Files - Fight the Future". thank you.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2009 4:30:35 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 18, 2009 4:39:35 PM PDT
Star Bux says:
Two movies have been made so far.
X-Files: Fight the Future
was made before
X-Files: I Want to Believe.

By almost all accounts (if not all accounts)
X-Files: I Want to Believe, is horrible.
Even the actors were not happy with the script.
And so, I say, avoid the latter and go with the
former. X-Files: Fight the Future is the better
movie by far.

The reason I like 'Fight the Future' is
because it helps illustrate how sin is a monster, and
not only the act of disobeying God's commandments.
See, Genesis 4:7, KJV...If you do evil, your desire
will be towards sin, and sin shall rule over you...
See, Romans 6:14, KJV.

The tv-series is available on DVD:
You have a choice between the 1.) complete set,
or 2.) something called the Mythology Series, or
3.) buying the DVDs individually, on a per
season basis...The Mythology Series (4 of them)
is the most economical way to go, and avoids
the "creature of the month" episodes, focusing
only on the alien colonization, black oil, super
soldiers, and ufo conspiracy.

In reply to an earlier post on May 25, 2012 1:01:38 PM PDT
So you actually found an 8-page booklet and a card? Apparently I am one of two unlucky ones. Nobody else seems to be missing these. Or they haven't read the box label that 'suggests' these things are included.
I have the single as well as the two-disk double feature. Both packages 'claim' that an 8-page booklet can be found inside. Both were purchased from Bestbuy; new, factory sealed and with the protection tape on at least the top end of the cases. Neither contained a booklet nor a card that is suppose to have artwork from Anderson and Ducovney. Reading these posts is the first time I had heard of this card. I put the disks into my pc to see if it may be a hidden acrobat file, seeing how it is the x-files, I figured they might have been trying to be sneaky. Nope. No booklet, no pdf file and no card. No big deal, I suppose, but I do find it interesting that they are missing in two different purchases. Hmmm
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