I finally got round to seeing the new X-Files movie the other day. I had read the reviews that stated it was a disappointment and that compared it to one of the many monster of the week episodes of the X-Files. I thought "I LOVED the monster of the week episodes". I hated the conspiracy stuff and really, really loved the good standalone episodes such as the two Tooms episodes and "Home" from Season 4.
So I watched it, bearing myself for a mediocre film that I, as an X-Phile, would still love. Sadly even I, Jae "I liked Crocodile 2" Kay, could find little to enjoy in this movie. It was boring. This wasn't a monster of the week episode, this was just bad!
The love stuff between Mulder and Scully never did anything for me, and this movie shoves their relationship down your throat. The missing FBI agent story had me interested to start off with but went so slowly that by the time her predicament was explained I was not really interested anymore. And then we find out the reason for her kidnap is hardly supernatural and more pseudoscience... boring.
I wanted torchlit hunts through woods, I wanted Mulder to be happy and Scully to be constantly concerned and sceptical, I wanted some completely crazy explanation for the whole movie and I wanted it to end with a carefully worded report from Scully detailing why she was having none of it. I.e. I wanted a monster of the week episode and all I got was this crummy movie.
I desperately wish this wasn't the end for the X-Files but I also don't want the good times to be overshadowed by anymore rubbish and I thus, sadly, pray that they never, ever bring Mulder and Scully back. Thanks for all the fun, but it's time to move on.