For Those In Favor of an X Files 3 Movie
I'm starting this blog as a compassionate plea to the producers of the X Files, and the powers that be (most probably 20th Century Fox), to ignore the critisism and continue to make X Files movies.Sign PetitionSign Petition
Now, instantly this sounds very dorkish and geeky or me I admit, but I consider myself to be neither geek or a dork (but some may argue).
I am infact a 25 year old award winning film maker, blogger, and website creator.
Having heard the recent reviews of the 2nd X Files movie 'I Want To Believe', I was indeed wary of what to expect. As a big X Files fan in my youth, I was a touch disappointed by first movie 'Fight The Future' and desperatly saddened by the final three years of the series.
But the truth is the 2nd X Files movie 'I Want To Believe' proved to be quite the surprise. I found the film to be a classic X File - understated, classy and alot more besides.
The film cleverly avoided the mumbo jumbo of alien invasions and government conspiracy which has dragged down the latter series, to give a simple well acted story with characters we have come to love.
The film was tight and well paced from my point of view which gives little room for critisism. If I must, Mulder and Scully kissing and further delving into romantic realms has always irked me, but even that was handled well in the movie.
It's quite clear that peoples expectations of what an X Files movie can be are far off the mark. Added to which, this movie has been released at an appaling time alongside mega budget films such as The Dark Knight, The Incredible Hulk and Iron Man. People expecting anything remotely similar are wide off the mark. It quite apparent that many critics don't have an understanding of the original series, and one should not expect an X Files movie to be anything more than an X Files movie.
People must remember what the X Files was when it began, and was for long after - two people wielding torches in darkened rooms and darkened corridors. It was a testament to the creators, writers, directors and producers that the show ever moved out of these demensions. But even when it did it did with so with subtlty.
I would happily see an X Files movie every 2 or 3 years. The films need not be big budget, the films need not have a huge audience, but I would guess there still is a market out there for it.
I hope I'm stating my case well here. Perhaps I'm not.
Bring on XF3!
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