Axed Files

Managed to catch X-Files tonight.  It was a disappointment for me… the plot was thin and the pace slow.  I think you could probably put everything into a 1-hour episode and have it work quite well… but to stretch out the thin storyline into a 2-hour movie just didn’t cut it.

Even more disappointing  was how Mulder & Scully were suddenly an item in the movie!  Gosh!  How could the producers/scriptwriters/director just put Mulder & Scully together without showing how it happened?  After all, one of the things that kept fans chasing the series was to find out if Mulder & Scully would ever get together!  The romantic tension between the two leads was exciting and I think that forms a pretty big part of the whole X-Files package.

To finally make Mulder & Scully a couple just killed the emotional rollercoaster ride where we all wanted them to be together but for some reason they just didn’t get together.  To make them an item with no explanation at all?  That was horrible!  It’s like a double anti-climax!  Highly unsettling.

And if you thought it couldn’t get any worse… it did.  I think it’s due to poor scripting ‘cos you couldn’t tell at all that Mulder & Scully were together till 1/4 through the movie, you see them in bed discussing some problems they were facing individually and you go – gosh!  Since when did they get together?  Did I fall asleep?

Sigh.  I was quite looking forward to re-living a huge TV hit during my teenage years on the big screen tonight.  Sadly, I think this movie only shows it’s time to axe the X-Files.


I couldn’t remember the plot of the previous X-Files movie so I did an online search.  If you read the plot of the previous movie, you’ll appreciate how it was deeply entrenched in the overall X-Files themes/plots, etc.  Sigh.  I miss the old X-Files.  I hereby conclude this latest movie is crap on comparison.

2 Responses to “Axed Files”

  1. 1 Dan


    I just saw the movie too…

    “Even more disappointing was how Mulder & Scully were suddenly an item in the movie! ”

    The movie was cut here in Malaysia! They must have cut quite alot because like you said… they were suddenly in bed!

    The previous movie was almost exactly 10 years ago in 1998, I remember because I watched it at the KLCC cinema then.

    Anyways I think you will enjoy the uncut version more. I liked the movie – Billy Connoly as the psychic was great 😀

  2. 2 UptownGal

    Hey Dan,

    Out of curiousity, were you born in Malaysia? Or did your family migrate there?

    I don’t know if the movie was cut or if it was just poor scripting ‘cos even if the sex scene (assuming there was one) was cut, surely not ALL the scenes leading to how they got together, or showing that they were an item were cut?

    *Huge sigh*

    Give me back the good ol’ X-Files!!

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July 2008