I call my car the Mulder-mobile. Why, you ask? That's because I have a personalized license plate that says 'MULDER' in the bold blue letters of the Washtington DOL. So, you can imagine how excited I was for the opening day of the 2nd movie - "The X-Files: I Want to Believe". You can also imagine that I have a LOT to say about it. I also respect the fact that I need to protect YOU from any spoilers. Therefore, I will say a little here, and then link below to a very detailed review with my thoughts about the movie. If you click on the link, you WILL BE SPOILED. Don't say I didn't warn you.
For those of you who were not chomping at the bit like me, and didn't go to the theater on opening day, or giggle like a crazy person when the theme song first started to play, well, here's what I thought in a nutshell: It was good. There were things I didn't like, but it's hard to judge the movie in any objective way for me. I don't know what it would be like to see it without having the background of the series. I do think that they did a fairly good job in that arena, from what I can judge the movie could have stood as it's own supernatural murder mystery. There wasn't a lot of mythology, although I have a hunch that perhaps some of the Mulder/Scully relationship stuff would have been a little harder to understand. Maybe I'm wrong though. Maybe it would have been easier to understand if you weren't thinking about it as hard as I was though.
David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprised their roles wonderfully, and Billy Connolly was quite brilliant in his role as a possible psychic. I realize I am definitely biased, but I think that YOU, my friend, should go and see this movie!
A full review will be up later.