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Old August 23 2012, 05:13 PM   #31
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Re: How likely is a new X-Files movie?

There was actually talk a year or two ago about a third film. One that would use some of the old mythology. Both actors are willing, as is Carter. FOX was even mulling it. While the 2nd film did bad in the box office, if they did a 3rd one right and released it at a better time of year, it could do well. Especially with nostalgia and now rumors of Duchovny and Anderson being romantically involved.
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Old August 23 2012, 09:26 PM   #32
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Re: How likely is a new X-Files movie?

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Well, there's also the fact that Carter and Co. continued the series several years beyond its logical ending point, even after the two stars had bailed, and tainted the show's quality with a lot of really, really bad episodes and then a bad movie that openly tried to be more like "CSI" than "The X Files" because of what was trendy in pop culture at the moment. That right there was enough to permanently damage the franchise.
Anderson never bailed, she was in every episode of Season 8 & 9 except one and her role was only cut back in a few episodes.
I stand corrected. I haven't watched those seasons since they aired, and given that the focus primarily was on Doggett and Reyes, I guess I'd forgotten that Scully was even still around ...
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Old August 23 2012, 09:36 PM   #33
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The focus of Season 8 was definitely not Doggett and Reyes. In fact, I'd even say Season 8 could be called "Scully's Search for Mulder." I was surprised how much I loved it when I ended up re-watching that season.
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Old August 23 2012, 10:07 PM   #34
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^ Season 9 was more on Doggett & Reyes
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Old August 23 2012, 10:16 PM   #35
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There was actually talk a year or two ago about a third film. One that would use some of the old mythology. Both actors are willing, as is Carter. FOX was even mulling it. While the 2nd film did bad in the box office, if they did a 3rd one right and released it at a better time of year, it could do well. Especially with nostalgia and now rumors of Duchovny and Anderson being romantically involved.
I think the third-film-talk has never gone beyond Duchovny and Carter (and perhaps Anderson) expressing their willingness to make one. I don't remember ever hearing that Fox (the company that is, not the Mulder) was seriously interested.

As for the romance rumours, I thought they had been quickly dispelled? If they are true, I'm not sure we should be happy with that, from a 3rd film point of view (I'm sure it's wonderful for the actors and I wish them all the best, if it's true), because if there ever is a break up, the chances for a movie would dwindle even more I'd assume.

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^ Season 9 was more on Doggett & Reyes
True. I think Reyes was only in two or three episodes in season 8. Iirc she had a guest role in one episode during the season and then came back for the finale two-parter? In season 9, Scully was in the background a lot, except in the episodes that dealt directly with Mulder.
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Old August 24 2012, 02:35 AM   #36
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Re: How likely is a new X-Files movie?

I'd be all for a 3rd one. I enjoyed the previous two, personally.
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Old August 24 2012, 06:11 PM   #37
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It's almost inevitable they'll be another film at some point, it's just most likely to be a full on remake with new actors riding a 90's nostalgia boom.

The big problem with doing a movie to wrap up the conspiracy stuff is no one cares. Just about everyone but the most dedicated fans had long given up on that side of things long before the series ended, it was always the monster of the week stuff that tended to stand out more for Joe Public.

Ironically that's one area the last film got it right, it dropped the baggage and concentrated on a stand alone story that (Skinner appearance aside, there was no real explanation of who he was for new viewers and no attempt to explain how he got away from Jim Robinson alive for fans) tried to be as accesible as possible.

The problem is it just wasn't a very good story with an uneven tone (it goes from being a fairly straight thriller with mild supernatural overtones to a loon out to do a head transplant. Having the gay villain trying to put his head on a womans body has unfortunate implications as well). Duchovney and even the usually reliable Anderson are clearly bored rigid as well.

And frankly Carter had his chance to wrap everything up with the two hour final of the show. He chose not to, instead having characters stand about trying to explain the last 9 years worth of convoluted plots without resolving them but instead making you finally realise what a load of old bollocks the whole thing was. Does he really deserve another chance, especially when, based on recent form, it's not likely to be very good?

Generally I like the last two seasons (Robert Patrick is a huge shot in the arm for the show), but that's one one of the worst last episodes of anything ever.
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Old August 24 2012, 06:21 PM   #38
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Re: How likely is a new X-Files movie?

I've found that when I re-watched the show that the story arcs weren't convoluted at all. When it first aired, I thought the super soldiers storyline came out of nowhere. Having re-watched it recently, I now realize that there were super soldiers as early as Season 1. They just weren't called that yet.

The whole plot makes sense, but so much of it got spread out over the 9 years of the show that it became hard to follow.
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Old August 24 2012, 06:49 PM   #39
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Oh, it (just about, with a lot of squinting) makes sense. It's just the final episode goes out of its way to make the whole thing look like a load of crap.
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Old August 24 2012, 06:52 PM   #40
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Yeah, the whole "clip show" aspect of it was pretty annoying, but I rather enjoyed the final half of the finale, and the last scene with Mulder and Scully in the hotel is one of my favorites.
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Old August 24 2012, 07:33 PM   #41
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I don't know how you can call Anderson "bored" in the film. Her scenes with the priest were great.
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Old August 25 2012, 12:26 AM   #42
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She did seem animated in the couple of scenes she had with the (very good) Connelly, but for most of the film she's stuck in a dead end stem cell sub plot (that, despite pretensions of real world relevance, winds up only being there so she can go "Hey, yeah, turns out what I'm doing in my day job will luckily allow me to solve Mulder's problem!" near the end) which she seems hardly able to stay awake during.

I will say one thing for it though, it's very well directed, especially considering the tight budget. Mind, because so many episodes of the series were well directed as well it still winds up with that Insurrection thing of feeling like a small scale TV episode.
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