X Files – I Want to Believe

……And I wanted to see a really good movie. So we’re both disappointed, then.

The latest X-Files movie feels like a really long tv episode. Duchovny and Anderson are great as usual, but the plot is leaden and, aside from a couple of genuinely creepy moments, it is rather lacking in suspense. I guess icky Russian scientists with hard-ons for internal organs can’t generate the same level of conspiracy hysteria for which the TV series was so famed. Ah well.

The movie is set in wintry West Virginia but was filmed in British Columbia in Canada (including the old mining town of Pemberton, population 2912 – which the writer had in mind as a location when developping the script) It’s therefore an apt return to the Canadian roots of the original tv series. Frackin’ cold out there though.