X-Files 2 - I Want to Believe details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Amanda Peet, Billy Connolly, Callum Keith Rennie, Adam Godley, Mitch Pileggi, Xzibit|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||100 Hot Hits|
X-Files 2 - I Want to Believe
|Run time:||1 hour 44 minutes|
|Rental release:||24 Nov 2008|
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X MARKS THE SOFT SPOTBy hunkydomste (48 reviews) from Liverpool , 07 Aug 2008
[Highly rated reviewer]First of all, if you are not a fan of the X-Files, save yourself time and money- do not bother with 'I Want To Believe'.
This is, despite the 'anyone can go and watch it' and the self-containment of this- lets be honest- feature length episode, a nostalgic Mulder and Scully fest for those who love and miss them. I loved it, but I daresay it would be not so much fun if not wasted on X-Files newbies or naysayers.
The story is intriguing enough with its twists and turns and hmmms, and is firmly lodged in the 'freak of the week' half of the X-Files world, rather than the lenghty 'Mythology' (Aliens, Conspiracy etc.).
It is nice to see that Duchovny and Anderson have not lost their chemistry and are, despite their very different acting careers, able to reprise their iconic roles as Mulder and Scully respectively so very easily and naturally.
Billy Connolly surprises with his truly creepy performance as a religious man who has fallen from grace, while Amanda Peet also supports very ably as the young FBI agent that calls on good old Foxy for help with a 'spooky' case.
An enjoyable romp through the familiar world of the unknown that will humour loyal fans, but leave the rest of the crowd wondering what all the fuss is/was about.
SEE THIS IF YOU LIKED
* THE X-FILES SERIES (CHEAP SHOT, BUT HEY...)
* I KNOW WHO KILLED ME
* KISS THE GIRLS/ ALONG CAME A SPIDER
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A good film (but not a successful one)By TheWatchman (755 reviews) from Suburbia , 23 Nov 2013The X-files: I Want to Believe was the second big screen tie-in to be spawned from the excellent TV series. However, if failed to set the box office alight and also was met with a lukewarm reaction from the fans (of which I am one). I loved all nine series of the sci-fi drama, tuning in each week to watch the two FBI agents, Mulder and Scully, as they tracked down one supernatural mystery after the next. As I mentioned, the X-files went on for a colossal nine series, covering everything from alien abduction, to pyrokinesis and artificial intelligence. Therefore, it was fair to say that it had a rich (supernatural) background from which to build on. Fans naturally expected it to somehow continue from the end of the ninth series (concentrating on the conspiracy between sinister alien forces and a splinter-cell of the American government to take over the world). However, it didnt. The second X-files movie is a very condensed little piece which, although uses the main characters, doesnt really feel much like part of the series. Its a stand-alone affair which, amazingly (and in some peoples opinion unforgivably), doesnt really have that much to do with the paranormal. Yes, theres a priest who has psychic powers, but that element feels pretty underutilised during the whole story. What you have here, rather than a film which is very much sci-fi/conspiracy (keeping in tone with the series), is one which is almost a standard FBI vs Serial killer movie. You could almost have removed the small psychic element and simply had Scully and Mulder hunt down someone harvesting body parts. Im tempted to say that, if you like the series, youll like this, but most people didnt. I didnt either the first time I watched it. I expected something big and loud and filled with aliens and double-crossing. What I got was something smaller and more subtle. Now Ive seen it a second time, I like it a little more. But, as many said about Star Trek 9: Insurrection, it felt more like an extended TV episode rather than a cinematic vehicle to re-launch the X-files onto a new generation. So, if you like cops tracking down serial killer type movies then youll probably like this. Its not bad, its just not what I and many other die-hard X-files fans were expecting (Id still be first in line if they ever announced an X-files 3 movie though!).
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Glad it's now the Ex-Files.By JHBErrol (17 reviews) , 04 Jun 2013The big screen version of this franchise was simply an extended TV show. It also followed the same direction of every episode I watched from the TV show. Weirdness happens. The team investigates. Then no conclusion to the pointless drivel we've just wasted a few hours of our life watching. Billy Connolly must wish he never had anything to do with this awful affair.
Return of two old friendsBy RJNeb2 (1016 reviews) from London , 20 Nov 2012The return of Mulder and Scully - reluctantly, at least for them - finds the former FBI agents recalled to help out on a case involving missing limbs found in the snow by a psychic paedophile priest. Lots of snow and philosophical debate mark this out as a more cerebral investigation with both agents being forced to question their own beliefs. Possibly not the most exciting case the two have worked on but it's very nice to have them back.
I want to Believe....By Brighouse1971 (155 reviews) from Brighouse, WY , 26 Nov 2011...in God this time!
It is a crime drama after the original TV series but with a somewhat religious twist.
Its not really like the series but still watchable for one afternoon. But without any real-life shock effects or paranormal activity.
Mainly its about believing in God over all.
A High-school reunion, not a filmBy Saksun (2 reviews) , 15 Jul 2011
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideI Loved the series, I watched every episode in the first six series half a dozen times each at least, (the series went down hill pretty fast after that!)and watch the first film many more times, this film however was pretty poor.
The story would have made an OK episode back in the day- but the whole Mulder and Scully lovefest and the waving at the camera bit at the end, and the cheap dig at george w bush (who as a non-american I don't have much of an opinion on) kept on reminding me that this was a 'high-school reunion' on film, instead of a film with a story to engross you in. Billy Connoleys character, whilst well acted, was completely stereotypical- An ex pedophiliac catholic priest? really?? Like I said, the storyline could have made a pretty good episode, or even a fairly ok film (if it wasnt an xfiles one). This however was a chance for the gang to get back together and earn a bit of dough... not much more
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