The X-Files: Fight the Future
|Director of Photography:||Ward Russell|
|Production Designer:||Christopher Nowak|
|Producers:||Carter and Daniel Sackheim|
|Twentieth Century Fox; PG-13; 115 minutes|
|Cast:||David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Martin Landau, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Blythe Danner, Mitch Pileggi, William Davis, John Neville, Terry O'Quinn, Jeffrey DeMunn, Glenne Headly and Lucas Black|
One of the most successful television dramas of the 1990s makes the transition to the big screen in fine form, satisfying die-hard fans and neophytes alike. After a terrifying prologue involving some very nasty prehistoric aliens, the film shifts to the present day where the X files have been closed and FBI agents Mulder (Duchovny) and Scully (Anderson) are attempting to find a “terrorist” bomb planted in a strangely Oklaholma-esque Federal building. After one of many near brushes with death, Mulder and Scully learn that the explosion was deliberate—set off to destroy damning evidence of extra-terrestrial contamination. From here the plot takes off as Mulder and Scully race to discover the both the true nature of the infection, and the machinations behind its seemingly inevitable release. Yes, the cartel of evil white men is here (Cancer Man included) to provide their share of nebulous menace, but among the all the action, what is most captivating about this film (and the series) is the chemistry between its two protagonists. Chris Carter reveals some, but not all, of the mysteries that have been plaguing Mulder and Scully throughout the series, leaving next season rife with possibilities.