This quote from the first film (1998) still resonates with me as Mulder’s greatest line:
[To a bartender, while drinking]
Mulder: I’m the key figure in an ongoing government charade, the plot to conceal the truth about the existence of extraterrestrials. It’s a global conspiracy, actually, with key players in the highest levels of power, that reaches down into the lives of every man, woman, and child on this planet, so, of course, no one believes me. I’m an annoyance to my superiors, a joke to my peers. They call me Spooky. Spooky Mulder, whose sister was abducted by aliens when he was just a kid and who now chases after little green men with a badge and a gun, shouting to the heavens or to anyone who will listen that the fix is in, that the sky is falling and when it hits it’s gonna be the shit-storm of all time.
Barmaid: Well… I’d say that about does it, Spooky.
My thoughts on the new film:
X-Files-I Want to Believe
This film is all too reminiscent of the TV Series. I won’t give away any great plot points or much of anything else. There is one really great President Bush joke that cannot be missed. I will mention that Jillian Anderson and David Duchovny are both at the top of their game despite the distance in between films. It’s almost hard to believe that it has been 10 years since the last film.
I do think that the TV show the X-files in juxtaposition to the Bush administration is more believable in their lack of “governmental support” of their fellow agents in this day and age, as opposed to the Clinton era. Just an odd observation.
Anyways, this is my 10 cents.
In closing, I will admit it is a good film, not for the uneducated, but more for the well read and the open minded crowds.