Based on the hit TV series, Mulder and Scully discover an extensive conspiracy around a prehistoric alien virus in this full length film. When the alien virus is accidentally revived in Texas a secret organization goes to extreme lengths to cover it up but before long Mulder and Scully are on the trail and this time it could cost them their lives.
David Duchovny (Mulder), Gillian Anderson (Scully), John Neville (The Well-Manicured Man), William Davis (CGB Spender), Martin Landau (Kurtzweil), Mitch Pileggi (Skinner), Jeffrey DeMunn (Bronschweig).
Although based on the TV series, The X-Files: Fight of the Future presents a story that is easily followed by anyone. The film begins with plot setup before jumping right into the story briefly, then stepping back into some mild character development. With a good pace established the film begins to build suspense and the conspiracy element through to the end of the film. Along the way we get good doses of aliens, action, and suspense.
Acting was consistent with the series and nicely done by everyone involved. Duchovny and Anderson have obviously been in their roles a while and feel comfortable and well matched. Davis, Landau and Pileggi also deliver nicely as did the remainder of the cast.
Camera work, sets, and backgrounds are all nicely done and well detailed. Effects are CGI and action based and both are done nicely exhibiting good quality. Dialogue was solid and had good depth. Sound and soundtrack were also good.
Overall The X-Files: Fight of the Future is a nice sci-fi that feels light and easy to watch while at the same time delivering good depth and complexity. Paired with the overall good technical quality and acting the result is an enjoyable adventure well worth viewing by both series fans and those who never saw the series.
With some mild violence and gore this should be fine for teens and above.
The X-Files: Fight of the Future is no longer showing in any Littleton Colorado theaters.
Star rating: 4 out of 5
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