Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Okay, I lied again

An interesting article in The Guardian supporting The X-Files: I Want to Believe. I know. Induldge me.

I still have mixed feelings about the film. But doesn't so much interesting writing stongly suggest that it is a quality film? And yet I still find myself wrestling with it.


Alexander Coleman said...

Wow. You know, that may be my favorite piece on The X-Files: I Want to Believe now.

I certainly picked up on the "feeling" that the film was taking a heavily "faith-based" track, and it was enough to make me wonder if Carter had moved closer to faith, as this article says he has. On the other hand, I didn't feel as though it was an enormous change, either, because there were several episodes way back when that dealt with religion, usually Roman Catholicism, and you could feel the show gravitate towards trying to understand the mysteries of the faith.

Thanks for posting this!

Craig Kennedy said...

I said somewhere recently that I'd rather see a movie that aims for something big but falls somewhat short than a movie that aims low and succeeds completely.

X-Files seems to fit into that former category.

K. Bowen said...

Craig, I think that's about how I see it. It definitely is trying for something big. Yet I still can't quite feel all the way behind it.