The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008) Movie Review


The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008)

2008 | PG-13 | Thriller, Sci-Fi, Drama, Mystery
104 minutes /

User Score: 70/100

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The X-Files: I Want to Believe Review


Mulder and Scully are called back to duty by the FBI when a former priest claims to be receiving psychic visions pertaining to a kidnapped agent.

The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008) is an American supernatural mystery sci-fi movie that is the second installment of The X-Files franchise by director Chris Carter after The X Files (1998). The X-Files: I Want to Believe, is a standalone horror thriller movie whereas the first movie plot did not focus on the series’ extraterrestrial themes. Director, Chris Carter (The X-Files (1993), The X Files (1998), Millennium (1996)) did a phenomenal job executing The X-Files: I Want to Believe. The movie contains minor sexual content that can be missed by kids, gory images, violence, frightening scenes, suspense, and thrills.

The X-Files: I Want to Believe revolves around former FBI agent Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson - The X-Files (1993), The X Files (1998), The Last King of Scotland (2006), Princess Mononoke (1997)) and Fox Mulder. FBI Agent Mosely Drummy (Xzibit - Derailed (2005), Conspiracy Theory (1997), Thor: The Dark World (2013), Pimp My Ride (2006)) needs Scully‚Äôs help to find her former partner, Mulder. Mulder has been a fugitive in hiding since the events that happened in the series finale. They need Mulder’s (David Duchovny - The X-Files (1993), Californication (2007), The X Files (1998), Evolution (2001)) help in investigating several female disappearance in Virginia. Mosely assures Scully that the FBI will call off its manhunt for Mulder if he helps them in their investigation. The FBI also needs Mulder because one of their young FBI agent named Monica Bannan (Xantha Radley - Slither (2006), Tomorrowland (2015), Thir13en Ghosts (2001)) has also disappeared. Scully agrees and travels with Mulder to meet Agent Dakota Whitney (Amanda Peet - 2012 (2009), Identity (2003), A Lot Like Love (2005), Something’s Gotta Give (2003)) in Washington, D.C. The FBI believe that the disappearance has to do with the paranormal. The movie takes a turning point soon, and I was amazed at the details given. Horror and sci-fi fans must watch this movie because it was a treat with details and images.

I felt as though I was solving the crime along with the agents and felt a part of the movie. I felt attached to the characters and maybe that is because I watched the series or maybe it is because the actors gave a convincing performance. The cinematographer did a fantastic job, and that cannot be missed. The sound effects and makeup department were also amazing. I love that the director did not take long, maybe 5-7 minutes to introduce Scully and shortly after, Mulder. The movie could have been boring if they were not introduced within the first few minutes. I laughed out loud when the 50-year-old Russian guy got knocked in the head with a wrench by a woman that he was about to kidnap. I was not happy to see a pedophile priest in the movie who had molested over 30 altar boys, and he was one of the main stars.

About The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008)

Title: The X-Files: I Want to Believe
Original Title: The X Files 2, The X Files: Done One, The X-Files, The X-Files Movie, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, Untitled X Files Sequel
AKA: The X Files: I Want to Believe
Year: 2008
Runtime: 104 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Thriller, Sci-Fi, Drama, Mystery
Score: 3 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.5/5 stars from 10 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 10
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Lorena Gale, Mitch Pileggi, Callum Keith Rennie, Sarah-Jane Redmond, Xantha Radley, Gillian Anderson, Adam Godley, Alex Diakun, Donavon Stinson, Michael Stevens, Billy Connolly, David Duchovny, Nicki Aycox, Vanessa Morley, Vanesa Tomasino, Dion Johnstone, Lynne Burnett, Dave Cote, Marci T. House, Veronika Hadrava, Joseph Patrick Finn, Chris Carter, Patrick Keating, Xzibit, Beth Siegler, Stacee Copeland, Fagin Woodcock, Tom Charron, Marco Niccoli, Brent C.S. O'Connor
Writers: Frank Spotnitz, Chris Carter
Director: Chris Carter

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