The X Files (1998)

PG-13   |    |  Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi


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Mulder and Scully must fight the government in a conspiracy and find the truth about an alien colonization of Earth.

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14 August 1998 | Pluto-3
9
| Absolutely the best gift C.Carter and his crew could have given to us, the fans
The first time I saw this film I was expecting something less than spectacular because of the mixed reviews I had read before going. Was I surprised! It was one of the most incredible cinematic experience of my life, certainly of the year. Maybe you think I'm nuts and, heck, maybe I am but what I'm saying is true. I am a fan of the series and it's probably why I liked it so much. It had a great storyline that explained a lot of the mysteries that had been hanging for years while bringing all new ones. It also had unbelievable FX that never could have been made for the TV show and the aliens were just simply scary! Many many great scenes, not just a few good ones isolated throughout the film. And the ending is just fantastic, suspenseful and very intriguing. I can't wait for the 6th season to begin.

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Trivia

In the chronology of the series, the movie takes place between the fifth season finale, episode #5.20 "The End" (with the CSM torching Mulder's office) and the sixth season premiere episode #6.1 "The Beginning" (which deals with the gestating-breed of aliens in the movie).


Quotes

Special Agent Dana Scully: Any thoughts as to why anybody would be growing corn in the middle of the desert?
Special Agent Fox Mulder: Those could be giant Jiffy-Pop poppers.


Goofs

After Mulder is shot, he has a wound on his temple. The wound disappears in Antartica and reappears after the hearing at the end of the movie.


Alternate Versions

The video release has additional footage not shown in the theatrical release:

  • In the opening scene you now see more of the alien. In the theatrical release we see it fight off one of the cavemen, killing it, and the other caveman gets up to see it lying on the ground draining out the black blood (or what fans know as black oil). In the video release, we see it run off after it kills one of the cavemen, and when the other caveman gets up, he tracks it down and then kills it using the broken end of his torch.
  • In the scene with Mulder talking to the Well Manicured Man in the car, he reveals to Mulder that Samantha, Mulder's sister, was abducted by aliens at the request of her father, William Mulder, so she could be part of the colonization project, thus ensuring her survival in the colonization of Earth by the visitors. Also revealed is that when plans went awry, Mulder was intended, by his father, to seek the truth and reveal what had been done.
  • There is also an added scene in the video release with Mulder running down the street after the hospital scene.


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Beacon Light
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Written and performed by
Ween

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Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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