The X-Files (1998)

Lay people probably won't understand the plot of THE X-FILES movie.  
No matter, as there are enough chills and conspiratorial thrills to 
entertain (though not necessarily satisfy) even the most clueless 
viewer.  Like myself.  Much more difficult to resolve is the lack 
of charisma brought to the big-screen by either David Duchovny or 
Gillian Anderson.  (They look and act like, well, blown-up televis-
ion stars.)  Equally problematic is the murky photography, which 
makes the entire movie just plain uncomfortable to watch.  Still, 
if we've learned anything from the STAR TREK series, the next three 
sequels should be good.  And, for one non-fan's nit-pick, how in 
the world are we supposed to believe that a quartet of contaminated 
corpses would be disposed of in such a seemingly sloppy fashion?  
Especially after we're shown such elaborate precautions regarding 
it all??  Good grief.  With Blythe Danner, William B. Davis, Armin
Mueller-Stahl, John Neville, and Terry O'Quinn.  (Rated "PG-13"/118

Grade: C+

Copyright 1998 by Michael J. Legeros
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Originally posted to triangle.movies in MOVIE HELL: Just a Quickie

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