The X-Files (1998)

logoDirector: Rob Bowman

Writer: Chris Carter (Screenplay) Chris Carter, Frank Spotnitz (Story)

Starring: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, John Neville, William B. Davis, Martin Landau, Mitch Pileggi, Jeffrey DeMunn, Blythe Danner, Terry O’Quinn


Plot: With problems appearing between FBI agents Fox Mulder (Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Anderson), a dangerous conspiracy is starting to appear. A deadly virus, which appears to be of extra-terrestrial origin has appeared, which could destroy all life on Earth. With the help of a paranoid doctor Alvin Kurtzweil (Landau) Mulder and Scully must act fast in order to save everyone on the planet.


Verdict: The Conspiracy continues.


Story: In what feels like a bonus extra-long episode of the show you be believed that nothing has changed. They do get closer to the truth than they have got before but this could easily be just another season finale. If you watched the show you know what is coming and how they get there so don’t expect a new challenging story. (8/10)


Actor Reviews


David Duchovny: Mulder always believing in something out there and constantly get Scully involved even when she doesn’t believe him. Good performance as the conspiracy crazy FBI agent. (8/10)


Gillian Anderson: Scully after trying to move on with her career she ends up getting pulled back into the hunt for the truth. Good performance but much like David it is nothing more than we get off the TV show. (8/10)


Director Review: Rob Bowman – Creates an enjoyable film that keeps you interested from start to finish. (7/10)


Mystery: The show always created mystery this continues it. (8/10)

Sci-Fi: Uses its sci-fi elements very well. (9/10)

Thriller: Not quite edge of the seat but keeps your attention. (7/10)

Settings: Uses some isolated location to add to the conspiracy of what is going on in the places people don’t go to. (7/10)
Special Effects
: Good use of special effects throughout. (8/10)

Suggestion: It would be fair to say this is only one for the actual fans of the show, certain things wouldn’t add up completely if you haven’t. (Fans Watch)


Best Part: The bee defence system is good.

Worst Part: Not needed film if show was still going on.

Action Scene Of The Film: Final scene

Believability: Depends what you want to believe. (5/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Chances of Sequel: Yes has one.

Post Credits Scene: No


Oscar Chances: No

Box Office: $189,176,423

Budget: $66million

Runtime: 2 Hours 1 Minute

Tagline: Discover the past, live the present, fight the future.

Trivia:Chris Carter wanted 5 season show then films, but Fox made him write the film to fill in the gaps between season 5 and 6.


Overall: The Truth Continues to Alluded Mulder

Rating 71

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