Actors: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, John Neville, William B. Davis, Martin Landau, Mitch Pileggi
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about The X Files: Fight the Future|
|After 5 years of investigating paranormal incidents, the X-Files has been closed down by the government and special agents Mulder and Scully reassigned to more mundane work with the FBI's bomb detail. When a bomb destroys a federal building in Dallas, Mulder becomes obsessed by what really killed 4 firemen and a boy who supposedly died in the blast. The investigation inevitably leads to alien activity on Earth and a secret international cabal of powerful men trying to protect a huge secret (which relates to something buried in a Texas cave 37,000 years ago, a deadly virus that could destroy all life on the planet, and the climactic discovery of a massive installation beneath the surface of the Antarctic continent). The hit TV series was brought to the big screen in 1998 with a production that's bigger, louder, more sumptuous and complex, but not much better than a good episode of the series. Some regulars like Scully and the Cigarette-Smoking Man don't appear much (she's out of action for a good chunk of the story while Mulder tracks her down). There are some interesting cameos such as Blythe Danner, Armin Mueller-Stahl, and Glenne Headly as an uncredited barmaid.
--David Loftus, Resident Scholar
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|Analysis of The X Files: Fight the Future|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Movie
Actual chase scenes or violence - 30%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle - 60%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
**Fantasy or Science Fiction?**
- science fiction story
- Info about lifeform(s)/phenomena
Invasion from human defender POV?
- subtle invasion (body snatching, mind control, look-alikes)
War and Invasion
- government investigator
- brunette (Brown)
- (man) short/medium straight
- average (man)
Events of movie makes character more...
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor?
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
Secondary Main Character
- (woman) medium/shoulderlgn wavy
- ample chest & buttocks (female)
How much in movie?
- White (American)
- an organization
- govt employee
- 20th century (1970's to Present)
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Tone of movie
Kinds of F/X
- Things that change shape/morph
- exploding bombs
- exotic aliens
- nasty human transformations
Is this movie based on a
- TV show
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