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Published:July 28th, 2008 16:12 EST
The X-Files: I Want to Believe

The X-Files: I Want to Believe

By Garrett Godwin

The truth is out there again, as Chris Carter, David Duchovny, and Gillian Anderson reunite to reopen The X-Files: I Want to Believe, the highly anticipated film sequel of the long running sci-fi drama from FOX, picking up where the finale left off six years ago. 
The X Files, I Want to Believe
 
I Want To Believe finds Mulder and Scully being called for help by FBI Agent Mosley Drummy (Alvin "Xzibit" Joiner) and ASAC Dakota Whitney (Amanda Peet) to find a missing agent in exchange for the charges against Mulder being dropped.  The investigation leads to Father Joesph (Billy Connolly), who claims that he has psychic visions.  But as the case progresses and the darkness continues to endure, both Mulder and Scully are each going through personal struggles of beliefs for three things: the belief of science and religion, the belief of the truth, and the belief of each other.
 
Carter, both creator and executive produer of the series, also co-produced, co-wrote, and directed the film, which is a more standalone film rather than being part of the series`  mythology that is both complicated and confusing. 
 
Still, I Want to Believe is a labor of love because this is a film for devoted and dedicated fans who`ve been watching X-Files either since day one in 1993, through reruns in syndication, or watching all nine seasons on DVD.  It has everything the series has been known for: action/adventure, mystery/suspense, drama, horror, humor, heart, and more.   But the real key factor is the eternal chemistry between Duchovny and Anderson, whose onscreen sexual tension has been written with such intelligence, maturity, and humility.  It is also the returning story of Mulder being the believer once more and Scully once again the skeptic.
 
Unlock the truth once more, with The X-Files: I Want to Believe, now available in theatres.