The X Files (1998)
December 9, 2016 1:34 PM - Subscribe

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

The film takes place between seasons five (episode "The End") and six (episode "The Beginning") of the television series, and follows agents Mulder and Scully, removed from their usual jobs on the X-Files, investigating the bombing of a building and the destruction of criminal evidence. They uncover what appears to be a government conspiracy attempting to hide the truth about an alien colonization of Earth.[1]
posted by frimble (7 comments total)
Looked good; felt kind of aimless, though.
posted by Chrysostom at 2:29 PM on December 9, 2016

an example of the "very long episode" problem.

It's... just ok. (obviously) focused on the mytharc which wasn't my favourite part of the series to begin with.
posted by lmfsilva at 3:47 PM on December 9, 2016 [1 favorite]

I was a casual fan when this came out, saw it in the theater, and didn't know what was going on ~80% of the time.
posted by Pope Guilty at 9:45 AM on December 10, 2016

This came out when I was 13 and my friends and I were MASSIVE x-files fans. One of my friend's moms came to the opening day showing with us and said later she could tell exactly where in the theater we were sitting because that's where the gasps came from when Mulder and Scully almost kissed. (Shippers represent)

I re-watched this recently and still liked it. I liked the old mytharc stuff up through this movie. Season 6 onward just got iffy.

Also, isn't this one titled Fight the Future?
posted by olinerd at 7:28 PM on December 11, 2016

The official title at the time was just The X-Files, as far as I know. "Fight the Future" was used heavily in marketing materials, though, and AFAIK it's been adopted as an unofficial subtitle to distinguish it from I Want to Believe.
posted by tobascodagama at 9:28 PM on December 11, 2016

Yup, it was just "The X-Files" until the second came out, when the marketing tagline/working title became the semi-official title. When I've seen it on cable a few months ago, it was listed as "The X-Files: Fight The Future".
posted by lmfsilva at 6:05 AM on December 12, 2016

I saw this in the theater. Here is what I remember: 1. ice 2. bees 3. maybe a spaceship? in the ice? full of bees?
posted by showbiz_liz at 10:54 AM on December 12, 2016 [3 favorites]

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