Saturday, May 10, 2008

The X-Files: What the Heck?

In weird movie news, a new X-Files movie entitled The X-Files: I Want to Believe is slated for release later this summer, on July 25. USA Today had an article on the subject some time back but I only got wind of it recently, like, today. Apparently, the trailer has been released unusually late, so it easily flew under my lax sf movie radar.

I used to watch the TV show regularly, but stopped when my parents forbade me to watch it anymore. After writing that sentence, I have to pause and ask myself, "Was it really that long ago the show was on?" Realizing that it was indeed that long ago, I wonder why the heck they're coming out with another movie now, especially since the show jumped the shark right around the time they came out with the first movie, which, as I recall, was two hours of frustrating non-revelation, an extended version of the show's obnoxiously convoluted alien invasion story arc.

The first question now is, will all the X-philes be enthused, or has everyone put this show behind him and moved on? The second question is, will Hollywood stop resurrecting old TV shows as movies?
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