Let’s face it – The X-Files: I Want To Believe was not only a terrible sequel, it was a bad movie in general. Thankfully, Decider let me talk about it.
It pains any longtime X-Files fan, myself included, to admit that we may have let our excitement at being reunited with Anderson and Duchovny in what will arguably remain the most defining and memorable roles of their careers (particularly for Duchovny, whose pinnacle was reached on the show) get the better of us. The ‘shippers wanted to see if Mulder and Scully had been living in wedded bliss since the finale and the hardcore mytharc lovers were curious about, I don’t know, whether any more aliens were hanging around or something? Whatever a viewer’s reason for purchasing a ticket—and I purchased multiple, venturing to the theater solo for three separate viewings—it’s clear that nostalgia was at the heart of it. Unfortunately, apart from the familiar faces of its stars, there wasn’t much of the old, lovable X-Files to be seen.
You can read the full piece over on Decider.