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Do You WANT TO BELIEVE The New X-FILES Movie Trailer Is Online??

Published at: May 12, 2008, 7:48 a.m. CST by merrick

Merrick here...
IGN has debuted a trailer for THE X-FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE. You can see an embedded version below; or CLICK HERE to find other formats.


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  • May 12, 2008, 7:50 a.m. CST

    X

    by Mace Tofu

    marks the spot!

  • May 12, 2008, 7:50 a.m. CST

    FIRST

    by Rodo

    AH HA!

  • May 12, 2008, 7:50 a.m. CST

    FUCK!

    by Rodo

  • May 12, 2008, 7:52 a.m. CST

    Go on...

    by BiggusDickus

    ask me how much I care...

  • May 12, 2008, 7:54 a.m. CST

    Like...

    by Ambush_Bug

    ...is that supposed to thrill me? It's like "the preview for next week's episode." I'm gonna have to see more to be convinced that this worth my time.

  • May 12, 2008, 7:54 a.m. CST

    I'm lovin' this summer.

    by Mace Tofu

    this new trailer didn't really add much from the last one. Hummm... : )

  • May 12, 2008, 7:56 a.m. CST

    Gillian still looks GREAT--better than ever!

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    David looks... like an old woman. Whoever thought Duchovny was a looker anyway?

  • May 12, 2008, 7:56 a.m. CST

    The title SUCKS

    by Steve Rogers

    What is it with overlong, boring movie titles these days? A pit of brevity never hurt anyone.

  • May 12, 2008, 7:56 a.m. CST

    The title SUCKS

    by Steve Rogers

    What is it with overlong, boring movie titles these days? A bit of brevity never hurt anyone.

  • May 12, 2008, 7:59 a.m. CST

    while I agree this trailer looks like an episode..

    by just pillow talk

    and the title is crap.<p>I'm gonna see it. I want to believe that I'll see Scully's ta-ta's....

  • May 12, 2008, 8:02 a.m. CST

    Preferred the YouTube Trailer

    by sambrook

    The one that's similar to this but with less speech and no title. Just seemed cut better and looked more like a big, epic horror thriller and the ambiguity of the trailer helped raise it above "just another X-Files movie" which is what I'm worried most of the public we see this as. I can't wait to see it and I hope it's awesome but I think the marketing started off well and began to slip once the title was revealed (which I'm getting used to, mainly thanks to seeing it as a logo, but it could easily have been The X-Files: Believe). The teaser poster was fantastic, the original cut of the trailer was stronger; this one is pretty good but only excites if you were already excited about it, the most it's going to do to the public is let them know a new X-Files film is coming rather than tell them it's worth their time. And the new poster is a bit rubbish. I really hope I'm wrong, I'd love this to be a success.

  • May 12, 2008, 8:03 a.m. CST

    Did I just see Leoben in this?

    by aboriginal

    Yup, I think I did. The soundtrack alone is worth the price of nostalgic admission.

  • May 12, 2008, 8:05 a.m. CST

    Leoben was in the series as well

    by sambrook

    As the brother of a bank robber who was shot dead by an FBI agent's body inhabited by the soul of the recently-deceased robber. That old story.

  • May 12, 2008, 8:06 a.m. CST

    Good teaser...

    by codymr

    But I wonder if the X-Files still has a following big enough to support a feature film franchise. Good to see a strong supporting cast... Callum Keith Rennie rocks as Cylon number two... wonder if Mulder is the final Cylon?

  • May 12, 2008, 8:11 a.m. CST

    Why?

    by FILMFUNK

    It's been like 10 years or something to come up with a sequel? and hasn't the boat sailed... or are they planning a new TV series off the back of the new movie!? This is a bit like Ricky and Bianca coming back to Eastenders coz they can't get acting work nowhere else.

  • May 12, 2008, 8:12 a.m. CST

    title needs work

    by palewook

    screams betaware

  • May 12, 2008, 8:15 a.m. CST

    X-Files - The Jobby Wheeker!

    by FILMFUNK

    The Big Yin should stick to comedy

  • May 12, 2008, 8:16 a.m. CST

    In Harry vs. Truck: I think Harry should have won.

    by Yotz Von Frelnik

    That truck should be fuh-laaaaaat! :)

  • May 12, 2008, 8:16 a.m. CST

    movie seems to need work

    by Ambush_Bug

    screams betamax

  • May 12, 2008, 8:18 a.m. CST

    That'd be the shit...

    by Ambush_Bug

    ...if Mulder fell down a mine shaft, and Harry (from Harry and the Hendersons) lifted him out of the shaft into the arms of John Lithgow. I would go see that - and so would the bigfoot demographic.

  • May 12, 2008, 8:26 a.m. CST

    This looks really boring

    by sambafreak13

    that trailer did nothing for me...basically, let's play some intense music to make the movie seem intense!

  • May 12, 2008, 8:29 a.m. CST

    She doesn't age!

    by Guy Who Got A Headache And Accidentally Saves The World

    She only builds an armory of hotness overtime!

  • May 12, 2008, 8:30 a.m. CST

    BAAAAALLLLLLLLIIIIIIINNNNNNN!!!!!!!!

    by mmaddox3

    That shit is off the fucking chain!

  • May 12, 2008, 8:31 a.m. CST

    I don't particularly get the "it's been too long" argument.

    by rbatty024

    As Ashok0 already mentioned, it's only been six years. It's been twenty years for Indiana Jones and ten or more for Die Hard, Rocky, and Rambo. Of all the revived franchises of the past few years this one makes the most sense. The X-Files helped bring in a great era of television with some of the best production values of its time. Television of today owes a lot to The X-Files. They were also able to put out great stories on a more consistent basis than any movie studio today. Any fan of genre entertainment should be looking forward to seeing these iconic characters on the big screen again. I know I certainly am.

  • May 12, 2008, 8:33 a.m. CST

    looks interesting

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    just might get my $15.

  • May 12, 2008, 8:37 a.m. CST

    Both the X-Files and Indy trailers are...

    by rbatty024

    banking on the iconography of the property to generate excitement instead of giving away plot details. This is a risky move in the days when so many trailers give away the entire movie. I prefer not knowing much before seeing the film so it works well for me. I'll be curious to see how well it works for these two films. Can they expect a wide turnout because of past success?

  • May 12, 2008, 8:41 a.m. CST

    Too much pathos

    by random dude

  • May 12, 2008, 8:48 a.m. CST

    In regards to those saying its been too long...

    by mmaddox3

    It hasnt, in fact there couldnt be a better time to release this, with all the nostalgic flicks that have been coming out people are jonsing for things they used to like.

  • May 12, 2008, 8:51 a.m. CST

    However i dont know why duchovny would do this

    by mmaddox3

    i mean he left the show to move on to other things, that didnt work so he came back in the last season. now, with californication he has found a new character with critical and commerical success, something to make many forget fox mulder, and what does he do??? makes x-files 2...what is he thinking? but im still happy hes doing it, i cant wait for this one.

  • May 12, 2008, 9:09 a.m. CST

    I WANT TO BELIEVE that...

    by Booster Gold Lives

    ...this won't be the summer I'm burned by my nostalgia (INDY IV, X-FILES). But this is Hollywood we're talking about.

  • ...there isn't one. Too little, too late = flop.

  • May 12, 2008, 9:14 a.m. CST

    Watched the 1st X-files movie last night

    by ScriptGirl00

    It's actually an awesome film. But who else agrees with this - They should have cut the scene at the very beginning where the cavemen are attacked by the alien. It takes the suspense and mystery away. It should have been revealed for the first time when the scientist gets killed, and they lock him in. All they had to do was cut that first scene and it would have made a shitload of difference. agree?

  • May 12, 2008, 9:14 a.m. CST

    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE. . . . .

    by Darth_Kaos

    BOMB!

  • May 12, 2008, 9:16 a.m. CST

    How cool would it be if the poster for this movie

    by ScriptGirl00

    ..was a mega close image of the bee from the first film in the glass vile. And to the left and right of it are Scully and Mulders face.

  • May 12, 2008, 9:21 a.m. CST

    rbatty024, I think you're right

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    that the suits are actually banking on previous reputation than giving away the entire plot. It saddens me that this is considered "risky" now, when the alternative has completely ruined most movies now. "The Incredible Hulk," anyone? Also, Gilian Anderson with long red hair is yumriffic. The older she gets the more my old boss reminds me of her...God, I miss that job.

  • May 12, 2008, 9:24 a.m. CST

    The X files I want scully to suck my dick

    by THENIPPLESOFGOD

    that would be the best movie ever

  • May 12, 2008, 9:34 a.m. CST

    Playing Devil's Advecote...

    by sambrook

    Whilst the TV show only ended in 2002 it's been out of the public consciousness a lot longer. It peaked in the 3rd/4th season, I'd say it's been out of pop culture for the masses since the last film, popping up again only when Duchovny quit and Robert Patrick took over. Even then it didn't give the show a boost. So yeah, it has only been six years but that doesn't mean it can't have been too long for some people to not care.<p><p>Myself I think the age thing is a bonus. The original teaser poster (and first cut of the trailer) seemed to be playing on the nostelgia and 90's pop culture iconography of the X-Files when the public cared about Mulder and Scully fighting aliens and it was all fun. When you think that it started 15 years ago - the first Jurassic Park was still playing in cinemas - the nostlegia can be a big factor fpr people looking to relive that mid-90's era. We'll see. Either was, at a budget of $30 million it can't really flop, although I really, really hope it's big enough to justify at least one more film where they deal with the alien invasion. I mean I can see why they're worried about people being put off by the mythology but come on - everyone loves a good alien invasion movie, if Mulder and Scully are in it it can only make it even better!

  • May 12, 2008, 9:38 a.m. CST

    No.

    by Abominable Snowcone

    But count me among those who find Gillian attractive.

  • May 12, 2008, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Apocalptic Choir Of Doom....

    by Osmosis Jones

    FUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKK

  • May 12, 2008, 9:44 a.m. CST

    OK I'll Admit it

    by Harris

    I'm aroused.

  • May 12, 2008, 9:50 a.m. CST

    How is this interesting in the least?

    by BRUTICUS

    OK, its an X-Files trailer. We know from the music and the fact that it says X-Files AND Mulder and Skully are in it. NOTHING happens in the trailer. Except the old dude saying. "ITS HERE!"<p><p>Whiskey<p>Tango<p>Foxtrot<P><P> Who cares? seriously.

  • May 12, 2008, 9:51 a.m. CST

    Uh, So What the Hell is it ABOUT?

    by cowboyone

    Bad trailers are like bad dailies ... it just kills any potential hope. I was stoked for this (and DL'ed the high-rez trailer) what a boondoggle! I wish the fake werewolf pictures were real.

  • May 12, 2008, 9:52 a.m. CST

    This website , AICN , is a waste of time

    by optimus122

    If I am a film maker , actor etc I wouldn't be involved with this site for no amount of money in the world. Why , because of the talkbacker section. Its not even full of movie fans with brains. Its like the IMDB boards or Gamefaqs.com message boards.Just a bunch of morons trying to outwit each other as they try and do their best to troll almost every film , tv show , interview etc that appears on this site. Its to bad because there are some good people that work here but this place is the butt of a million jokes on most of the rest of the movie blog/websites and no one takes this place seriously at all. Its all because of the moronic talkbackers. I watched this trailer and was so psyched after seeing it and then I read the talkbackers replys and I lost that good feeling within the first 10 replies. What a shitty bunch of low rent white trash most of you are. Go fuck yourselves , I can definitely see why almost no one in this industry will give this website the time of day..

  • May 12, 2008, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Scriptgirl00

    by cowboyone

    Definitely a very valid point, but you know the the old addage about having a kick-ass scene in the first 10 pages ... also the caveman attack also establishes the lengthy timeline which is also cool, no?

  • May 12, 2008, 10:02 a.m. CST

    Financially I think this film is a pretty safe bet.

    by rbatty024

    Someone mentioned a $30 mil. price tag on this film, which is really low for a Summer blockbuster. (I personally haven't seen this number so but let's assume that's how much this film cost). I would guess that its first weekend will match Speed Racer's at one fourth of the production cost. Besides, people forget that X-Files was a worldwide phenomena. The original film's domestic take was more than doubled overseas. By the time the film leaves theaters it could easily triple its production costs before DVD sales. Now, box office doesn't equal quality, but it does matter when it comes to sequels. I'm hoping for a series of these films.

  • May 12, 2008, 10:11 a.m. CST

    cowboyone

    by ScriptGirl00

    But the scene following this is kick-ass anyway, when the kid falls down the hole/cave and that black liquid goes into his body. That would have been a way cooler first scene, and we'd be thinking where the fuck did that black liquid come from. As for establishing the fact that this thing has been underground since cave-men time, it doesn't matter. We later learn that the secret government has been in deals with the aliens for over 50 years. Thats all we need to know.

  • May 12, 2008, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Parallex View

    by reni

    X Files: Fight The Future was really great & reminded me of classic 70's paranoia flicks like Parallex View/All The President's Men. Just wish they downplayed the Alien stuff until the last reel. The Dallas Consipiracy angle worked much better & looking back, FTF was a real gem that summer; any summer for that matter.

  • May 12, 2008, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Nah...

    by reni

    Start with the Dallas bombing... That was pretty ballsy for a major studio release.

  • May 12, 2008, 10:19 a.m. CST

    "The old dude"

    by half vader

    You fucking philistine. And Filmfunk, have you not seen Mrs. Brown? So much for that theory.

  • May 12, 2008, 10:20 a.m. CST

    optimus122

    by just pillow talk

    Thanks for posting your insightful look into the going-on's at AICN. The "Go fuck yourselves" and calling everyone "a shitty bunch of low rent white trash" was particularly informative. It really brought your previous points home about "moronic talkbackers". <p>I'm cool with this new movie coming out, and I do not think it's too late. I do however, think you are a drippy little whore optimus122.

  • May 12, 2008, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Fight the Future was the best film of that Summer.

    by rbatty024

    Granted it was a crappy Summer and the big blockbuster of that year was Armageddon (never a good sign), but it was the best of the year nevertheless. I felt the alien conspiracy worked better on the small screen because there was just too much back story for the uninitiated. The real draw of X-Files are Mulder and Skully, not the aliens. So long as the writing is on the same level as seasons two through six, I think we're in for a treat.

  • May 12, 2008, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Yawn...

    by Baron Merlot

    So...lots of running around in the dark, and something trapped in the ice. Can't wait.

  • May 12, 2008, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Same here rbatty024

    by sambrook

    But I think the reason the price tag is so low on this one is because they want to use it to make other films. However that means a bigger budget for the next one when everyone stops taking price cuts and the scope gets bigger (especially if they go for the alien invasion). Still, I guess that can't cost more than 60-70 million if they can do this one for 30 million (which I got from Total Film in the same article as the above info). Fingers crossed. In an ideal world we'd see another monster of the week film in 2010 (so this film doesn't seem like the odd one out) followed by the invasion film in 2012 (to time with the series). But I'd be happy with just one more to tie things up properly (without ghosts unlocking doors, a Seinfeld-lite trial/clipshow and the Cigarette Smoking Man hiding in a cave to avoid the apocalypse)

  • May 12, 2008, 10:39 a.m. CST

    FTF WAS the best summer film of 1998

    by sambrook

    Much better than The Avengers, Godzilla, Lost in Space and Doctor Dolittle. So yeah, faint praise, but it was great. The bombing scene is still one of my favourite film explosions, the editing on that is stunning. And Terry O'Quinn is fantastic in his tiny role. Script Girl, the boy crashing through the rock only works so well because of the sudden cut in time. And whilst I see your point about the mystery of the oil seeping into him it's not really a mystery if you've seen the TV series, plus it's just as cool a mystery why the black alien blood is turning into living worms that can crawl under your skin, which we're shown with the caveman. And knowing aliens were around back then and later finding out that they were the original inhabitants - pretty damn cool.

  • May 12, 2008, 10:44 a.m. CST

    It's a bad sign...

    by hank henshaw

    that when Mulder says "Scully, I need you on this with me" it reminds me of Duchovny's phoned-in performances of the later seasons of the show. Immediately after it, Scully says "That's what scares me" and I'm reminded of the Scully that was crying most of the time during the last season. I want this movie to be good, but Chris Carter wrote it and directed it... he told us to trust no one, and I don't trust him anymore.

  • May 12, 2008, 10:45 a.m. CST

    The cool thing about the movie aliens...

    by sambrook

    ...wasn't even shown in the movie - when I was watching FTF I was baffled why the movie aliens were suddenly all slimy and vicious with massive claws. I put it down to just trying to appeal to the casual popcorn crowd, and maybe they were. But then the first episode after the movie showed an attack alien losing it's outer shell of slime and claws to reveal a normal grey alien underneath, meaning the attack form was just another period of gestation. This comment isn't related to anything, I just through it was pretty cool.

  • May 12, 2008, 10:47 a.m. CST

    hank henshaw

    by sambrook

    There's a very similar exchange between Mulder and Scully in season 1 or 2, I think it's just Scully's dry sense of humour which was mostly lost in the later seasons. Let's hope that's back in the new film, I don't want two hours of moping.

  • May 12, 2008, 10:48 a.m. CST

    ScriptGirl00 ???

    by Herb West

    How interesting.

  • May 12, 2008, 10:49 a.m. CST

    STUPID. WE'VE SEEN THIS MOVIE 1000x's

    by Underoos Hero

    Same trailers...same woosh sounds and drum hits to the light flashes, same trying to build suspense on the same lame ass premise's. Fuck this dumb shit. THe X-Files always sucked anyway. Mulder and Scully are two of the most uninteresting people on the planet and lack personality. This is Dr. Who on steroids with a little John Carpenter's "Thing" thrown in.

  • May 12, 2008, 10:55 a.m. CST

    What movie will this trailer show before?

    by jackietheblade

    Anyone heard anything?

  • May 12, 2008, 10:58 a.m. CST

    Sup Undies?

    by Herb West

  • May 12, 2008, 11 a.m. CST

    Sup Herb?

    by Underoos Hero

  • May 12, 2008, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Herb

    by Underoos Hero

    Thought I'd jump on for a minute and complain about this sucky ass franchise.

  • May 12, 2008, 11:02 a.m. CST

    ehehee

    by Underoos Hero

  • May 12, 2008, 11:06 a.m. CST

    Looking forward to it

    by Double M

    I was a big fan when the show ran on FOX, and I just caught FTF last night on TV. I really hope that this will do well so that we get more movies in the future. I don't think that there is any way that this goes back to TV. Too many people have such a bad taste in thier mouths from the last 3 seasons that it could never, ever succeed. A run of movies with some self contained mythology though? Absolutely.

  • May 12, 2008, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Sup ScriptGirl00?

    by Herb West

  • May 12, 2008, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Gillian has sold her soul to Satan

    by MattmanReturns

    She looks amazing. What is she now, 80?

  • May 12, 2008, 11:13 a.m. CST

    ScriptGirl00

    by mmaddox3

    I totally agree about the cavemen scene, i ahve always felt it took away from the suspense, good call.

  • May 12, 2008, 11:14 a.m. CST

    I like the low-rent indie style of this trailer

    by Knuckleface

    I lost track of The X-Files after they moved their production to L.A... I don't know what season that was, but you could see a very distinct downward trend in the overall quality of the program and then Duchovny left shortly afterward... Anyway, I like that this looks like one of the early season episodes. I think that's a good sign for the film. It's back to basics. Still, I think it's foolish to drop it in the middle of the summer when it's so clearly an "October movie". I hope it also restores the program's sense of humor. A lot of people forget that The X-Files was funny.

  • May 12, 2008, 11:19 a.m. CST

    What... no Cigarette Smoking Man? No Lone Gunmen?

    by GreatWhiteNoise

    Awwww. (And don't try to tell me that CSM is ACTUALLY dead. Don't believe it for a minute.)

  • May 12, 2008, 11:28 a.m. CST

    Was that Billy Connelly?

    by TedSallis

    Cause if not..IT's CRAP!!!!!!!

  • May 12, 2008, 11:32 a.m. CST

    by LT

    She's 39, MattmanReturns, but that's not important, because I bet she'll be gorgeous as 69 too. Seeing her on the big screen is what counts. Because of her I can't wait for "X-Files 2" (July), "Boogie Woogie," where that surgically unenhanced sexpot apparently undresses (August), and "How to Lose Friends and Alienate People," where she plays a mega bitch (October). Hope to see Skinner and Krycek cameos. CSM? Not necessarily.

  • May 12, 2008, 11:37 a.m. CST

    X Files: I want a cheeseburger

    by sleeptones

    mcdonalds is being remodeled here and i want a double cheeseburger

  • May 12, 2008, 11:40 a.m. CST

    Please don't suck, please don't suck...

    by tvspace

    ... that's all I ask.

  • May 12, 2008, 11:48 a.m. CST

    I believe

    by AlwaysThere

    I will see this when it comes out.

  • May 12, 2008, 11:59 a.m. CST

    i wanna believe that someday scully will sit on my face

    by bacci40

    nuff said

  • May 12, 2008, 12:05 p.m. CST

    So here's a thing

    by Geekgasm

    Nobody I've talked to knows this movie is coming out, but everybody I talk to is really excited when I tell them its going to be out in July. SO, I think it'll do fine. Especially if they actually made it on the cheap for 30 million.

  • May 12, 2008, 12:08 p.m. CST

    I still am not feeling it!

    by Phillyflopper

    I cannot say that I've always been a die hard fan. But I did manage to watch the first film (and enjoyed it for what it was). But I felt that it sort of had the Star Trek movie syndrome. You know, where it feels like things are being held back. Hopefully, the same cannot be said for this movie. Although, from what I've seen, I'm just not hyped up to see it as of yet. Hopefully, that will change as the release date gets closer.

  • May 12, 2008, 12:10 p.m. CST

    What is Billy Connely in it for?

    by SUPERJIM

    What else has he been in? Can he act?

  • May 12, 2008, 12:13 p.m. CST

    No Lone Gunmen?

    by Sawney Bean

    What do you mean? Wasn't that the Lone Gunman guy with white hair?

  • May 12, 2008, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Can't wait.

    by Christopher3

    Such a huge fan.

  • May 12, 2008, 12:30 p.m. CST

    What format is that..?!

    by Aethyrr

    Nevermind--I'm seeing forward to this one too :)

  • May 12, 2008, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Actually, *looking* forward not *seeing*

    by Aethyrr

  • May 12, 2008, 12:31 p.m. CST

    wow....UM

    by mattforce7

    When the theme came in and molder said Scully, man did i laugh. That was the LAMEST entrance for a musical cue ive heard in a while

  • May 12, 2008, 12:34 p.m. CST

    X Files: It's Fon-to-Due

    by mattforce7

  • May 12, 2008, 12:35 p.m. CST

    It's very likely that Skinner is in it.

    by hank henshaw

    It will probably just be a brief cameo. As far as CSM being dead, that's ok. Now, killing Alex Krycek? That was a crime.

  • May 12, 2008, 1:08 p.m. CST

    DarkJediStoops

    by sambrook

    Because not everyone kept up-to-date on all of that and there's a lot of people who went for the chemistry between the two, it was a big selling point in the earlier years. Seems a sensible selling point to put in the trailer.

  • May 12, 2008, 1:34 p.m. CST

    BULLSHIT!

    by dekionplexis

  • May 12, 2008, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Dark Jedi Stoops

    by Flaggg

    They'll explain it by saying David Duchovbullshit is playing Mulder. hehe

  • May 12, 2008, 1:37 p.m. CST

    It needs Doug Hutchison

    by Mavra Chang

    Billy Connolly rocks and I'm sure I'll watch this for the nostalgia, if nothing else, but nothing makes a movie like a great creepy villian. I was a die hard fan, I thought, but even I gave up on the show in the last season. I need this to have something on the level of Tooms as my "cookie" for coming back.

  • May 12, 2008, 1:48 p.m. CST

    rbatty024, sambrook

    by The Old New

    You forgot about Saving Private Ryan, released on July 28, 1998. And there was also Lethal Weapon 4 and Deep Impact in that summer. I agree that it was a weak with bad stuff like: Armageddon, Godzilla, There's Something About Mary, A Bug's Life and Mulan. But as for X-Files I wouldn't know where it fits, because the series was so fucking boring and overated that I still haven't seen the film. I seriously doubt it was better than Saving Private Ryan, though.

  • May 12, 2008, 1:49 p.m. CST

    Mulder

    by hank henshaw

    The Fox Mulder from seasons 1-5 and movie was probably one of the coolest, or THE coolest, tv characters ever. I don't know what happened after that, maybe Mulder died in Antarctica and was replaced by a clone.

  • May 12, 2008, 1:49 p.m. CST

    MattMan Returns and DarkJediStoops

    by Reynard Muldrake

    Oh man - thanks...I'm crying here in the office I'm laughing so hard. My colleague is starting to wonder. That being said, Gillian looks bangin' because when she STARTED with the X-Files back in 1993 she was like 24 or some craziness and so they worked backwards and wasn't hard to make her look the 'same age' throughout the series. Magic. <p> As for the cameo I want to see? Giovanni Ribisi busting out of that nuthouse they left him in Season 3 watching music vids about diarrhea and strikin some folks down with lightning. Uhbooyah. <p> All seriousness - I can't wait for this--- trailer was all it needed to be --- because if the movie works, it'll be word of mouth like anything worthwhile, see Speed Racer come in second? They're gonna pull in only $3 million this week and then die, just watch.

  • May 12, 2008, 1:54 p.m. CST

    I wonder if this will have any conection to past episodes.

    by rbatty024

    Like in the way Star Trek II is a sequel to space seed. My guess is no since they're trying to wrangle a larger audience than just those who watched the show. However, it would be cool if they threw in a few references just for the fans. They did have several sequels to standalone episodes, including Tooms, Pusher, and Pfaster.

  • May 12, 2008, 2:01 p.m. CST

    The Old New...

    by rbatty024

    I forgot about Saving Private Ryan (although one could argue that even if it did come out during the Summer it wasn't exactly a Summer blockbuster). I agree it was better than Fight the Future, but Fight the Future was easily better than Deep Impact (which was half of a good movie) and Lethal Weapon 4, in my opinion. Anyway, it was a really weak year if I remember. With all the great movies coming out this Summer, I wouldn't be surprised if 2008 makes 1982 look like 1998.

  • May 12, 2008, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Cryogenic research in a British Columbian lake.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    X-Files The Secret of B.C. Bud

  • May 12, 2008, 2:13 p.m. CST

    isn't that one of those aliens

    by TaraLivesOn

    in the operating room who looks up? They said this one was earth-bound eh? Oh well.

  • May 12, 2008, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Top 11 X-Files episodes

    by Minotaur7

    1 - BEYOND THE SEA A disturbing cameo by Brad Dourif as a psychic inmate who wants to cut a deal in exchange for allowing Scully to talk to her dead dad. 2 - THE FIELD WHERE I DIED A truly spooky Mulder visits his past lives under hypnosis and claims that all of his friends and family were with him in previous lives as different people. In this case, he recalls Scully, back when she was a man. 3 - CLYDE BRUCKMAN'S FINAL REPOSE The perfect X-File is about crime-solving psychics. Watch for the killer, who returns to all of the crime scenes during the investigation. 4 - JOSE CHUNG'S FROM OUTER SPACE The only episode that scared me demonstrated just how often we are misunderstanding each other. 5 - BAD BLOOD A hilarious small town with a secret suggests that Dracula may have a hell of a lot of backup. I love the little vampire who's watched so many movies, he feels he needs fake fangs. 6 - SMALL POTATOES If you liked Gilligan's 'Bad Blood', you'll probably love this too. 'Bruckman' writer Darin Morgan plays a character with a tail, who can shape-shift and seduce women looking like someone else. It has an discomforting question attached to it - are people falling in love with his false looks, or his personality? 7 - NEVER AGAIN An actually sexy episode of the X-Files, and one of the few to deal with Scully's character as an equal to Mulder, who's sick of him leading every investigation. Gillian Anderson ended up dating the male lead in this episode, and their chemistry stands out. The music in the tattooing sequence is unreal! 8 - SCHIZOGENY Kids are being abused and their abusers are meeting grisly deaths in this slighty Sleepy Hollow-esque town. This is my favourite of the social justice episodes, and it ends with a message of empowerment. 9 - KADDISH 'enlighten while you entertain' - that's what a real writer does. Here, the author harmonizes the biggest X-Files cliche, where a lover will return from the dead to be with his loved one. Only this time, they get everything right while tying it into the Jewish mystic story of the Golem, a metaphoric monster who reminds us not to take the letter of the law over our own lateral thinking. 10 - FIELD TRIP The scene where Mulder takes Scully asides and shows her the little grey alien that lives in his bedroom that he can communicate telepathically with, made me wish the show had gone in THAT direction. 11. PAPER HEARTS Mulder has a dream where coloured lights lead him out of his house, past a car, and into a park where he finds a child's corpse. He immediately gets up and begins a search. That, to me, demonstrates a perfect example of how Mulder trusts himself completely.

  • May 12, 2008, 2:19 p.m. CST

    Top 11 X-Files episodes

    by Minotaur7

    1 - BEYOND THE SEA A disturbing cameo by Brad Dourif as a psychic inmate who wants to cut a deal in exchange for allowing Scully to talk to her dead dad. 2 - THE FIELD WHERE I DIED A truly spooky Mulder visits his past lives under hypnosis and claims that all of his friends and family were with him in previous lives as different people. In this case, he recalls Scully, back when she was a man. 3 - CLYDE BRUCKMAN'S FINAL REPOSE The perfect X-File is about crime-solving psychics. Watch for the killer, who returns to all of the crime scenes during the investigation. 4 - JOSE CHUNG'S FROM OUTER SPACE The only episode that scared me demonstrated just how often we are misunderstanding each other. 5 - BAD BLOOD A hilarious small town with a secret suggests that Dracula may have a hell of a lot of backup. I love the little vampire who's watched so many movies, he feels he needs fake fangs. 6 - SMALL POTATOES If you liked Gilligan's 'Bad Blood', you'll probably love this too. 'Bruckman' writer Darin Morgan plays a character with a tail, who can shape-shift and seduce women looking like someone else. It has an discomforting question attached to it - are people falling in love with his false looks, or his personality? 7 - NEVER AGAIN An actually sexy episode of the X-Files, and one of the few to deal with Scully's character as an equal to Mulder, who's sick of him leading every investigation. Gillian Anderson ended up dating the male lead in this episode, and their chemistry stands out. The music in the tattooing sequence is unreal! 8 - SCHIZOGENY Kids are being abused and their abusers are meeting grisly deaths in this slighty Sleepy Hollow-esque town. This is my favourite of the social justice episodes, and it ends with a message of empowerment. 9 - KADDISH 'enlighten while you entertain' - that's what a real writer does. Here, the author harmonizes the biggest X-Files cliche, where a lover will return from the dead to be with his loved one. Only this time, they get everything right while tying it into the Jewish mystic story of the Golem, a metaphoric monster who reminds us not to take the letter of the law over our own lateral thinking. 10 - FIELD TRIP The scene where Mulder takes Scully asides and shows her the little grey alien that lives in his bedroom that he can communicate telepathically with, made me wish the show had gone in THAT direction. 11 - PAPER HEARTS Mulder has a dream where coloured lights lead him out of his house, past a car, and into a park where he finds a child's corpse. He immediately gets up and begins a search. That, to me, demonstrates a perfect example of how Mulder trusts himself completely.

  • May 12, 2008, 2:33 p.m. CST

    I'm considering watching the series on DVD

    by drewlicious

    I've only seen it occassionally when it was broadcast. In its heyday does it still hold up pretty well or is kind of hokey?

  • May 12, 2008, 2:37 p.m. CST

    who gives a fuck

    by Mr_X

    xfiles died a long time ago. its like fucking pet semetary. let this fucking thing die. hardcore fans maybe, general population no. FAIL for this summer

  • May 12, 2008, 2:43 p.m. CST

    you can't prejudge it from this trailer

    by filmfanatic1

    Other than the fact that Chris Carter said a while ago that the film isn't about aliens, I have no idea what the hell this movie will be about! The trailer is quick-cut crap; let's just wait for the advance screening posts.

  • May 12, 2008, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Drewlicious

    by Mavra Chang

    Depends on the episode. Some were classics (especially the ones written by or featuring Darin Morgan). A few were instant bombs (the one about killer cats where they tossed stuffed animals at Gillian Anderson because she was allergic to the real ones was about the lamest). Some require gaining a bit of knowledge about the mythology of the series, but are worth it. I'm sure anyone here who watched the show would be willing to tell you their top ten (or eleven), bottom ten list.

  • May 12, 2008, 2:47 p.m. CST

    No one wants a movie about Werewolves !

    by nooneimportant

    don't they get it?? This will bomb bigger than Speedracer! Aliens dammit. ALIENS!! We want abductions, Scully anal probes, left naked in the woods only to be found by a heat packing Mulder that takes vingance on those damn grays for what they've done! Make that movie and I'll go see it.

  • May 12, 2008, 2:53 p.m. CST

    X-Files:I Want To Believe......in Gillian's nipples

    by Dr Gregory House

    True dat

  • May 12, 2008, 3:12 p.m. CST

    TOP 3

    by ingloriousjedi

    1. The one where they all think the parasite is in each other, and everyone gets paranoid. 2. The one where we are introduced that that dude, Dwane Barry. I cant believe i still remember his name. and he was abducted and then went crazy or something. 3. The one where theres that monster hibernating behind a wall. That was cool.

  • May 12, 2008, 3:20 p.m. CST

    The trailer is meshed together SHIT.....BUT...

    by mattforce7

    I'd rather wait to judge this when this is screened. I could see potential, but it does look like one of the episodes, The Good ones I'm glimpsing.

  • May 12, 2008, 3:21 p.m. CST

    optimus

    by ArcadianDS

    The talkbackers dont care because the admin dont care. When was the last time this site was rebuilt? The adage 'if it aint broke...' wont wash here. The internet of the mid 80s is gone. When your website makes The Drudge Report look like a herculean feat of technology, then its time to pause and reflect. This stie CONTINUES to be designed for the 640x480 display - I stop using that around 1988, along with 99% of the web browsing world.

  • May 12, 2008, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Ice=John Carpenter's "The Thing"

    by Mavra Chang

    Good, but an obvious ripoff.

  • May 12, 2008, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Mavra Chang

    by hank henshaw

    That Ice is a ripoff/homage of The Thing is not a secret, Morgan and Wong would always be the first to say that and they wrote that episode.

  • May 12, 2008, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Then just call me captain obvious

    by Mavra Chang

    But I wrote that for the benefit of the poster who was unfamiliar with X Files, so I'll do a few mea culpas and shut my mouth. ;-)

  • May 12, 2008, 5:05 p.m. CST

    you know what?

    by Lerkst

    I can't wait to see it. Looks like it will be a great thriller. It's been long enough since the show at it's peak, and to wait ten years for the next one was brilliant. Understand, Chris Carter is in complete control here. I hope this movie makes a ton of money.

  • May 12, 2008, 5:26 p.m. CST

    that looks like shit on a stick

    by semisaj

    sniff it you will understand....x files what a load of wank

  • May 12, 2008, 5:52 p.m. CST

    Here's my list:

    by rbatty024

    This is heavy on the first five seasons because those are the ones I own on DVD. I have also left out the mythology episodes since most of those are two parters. <p> 10. War of the Coprophages (a comedic episode where Mulder encounters what may or may not be an invasion of alien bugs). <p> 9. Quagmire (about a "Loch Ness" like creature and features the last appearance by Queequeg). <p> 8. Pusher (a serial killer who can control the minds of others, probably has the highest body count of any episode). <p> 7. Red Museum (starts out about teenagers who wind up in the woods with "he is one" scrawled on their backs). <p> 6. Die Hand Die Verletz (about a demon from Hell bent on punishing Satan worshipers who no longer commit human sacrifices) <p> 5. Never Again (a Scully centric episode about a man who starts taking murderous advice from his new tattoo). <p> 4. Bad Blood (a Roshomon like episode where Mulder and Scully recount a case about backwoods vampires). <p> 3. Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose (about a psychic who can tell when and how someone will die). <p> 2. Home (the agents investigate a dead and buried newborn only to come across a strange reclusive family). <p> 1. Jose Chung's From Outer Space (a perfect summation of post-modernism in under an hour).

  • May 12, 2008, 6:15 p.m. CST

    Forgot about Saving Private Ryan

    by sambrook

    That came out in September over in these UK parts. And A Bug's Life was February 1999! Back in the days before DVD importing made big gaps like that retarded. And I'm not saying Lost in Space didn't have it's plus points... Hell, the Apollo 440 track is still on my iPod. Summer films just don't have the big hits songs like they used to.

  • May 12, 2008, 7:35 p.m. CST

    What's the point of this movie if it doesn't provide the conclus

    by Proman1984

    Just a tease for fans. Trailer is very underwhelming by the way.

  • May 12, 2008, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Assuming you meant "conclusion"

    by Geekgasm

    as in "conclusion to the alien abduction/invasion/super-soldier" thing, i am ***THRILLED*** they are leaving the whole thing in the dirt. All that shit about Samantha and the aliens and the conspiracy and the black oil and the pending invasion and the alien bounty hunters, was a meandering mess that weighed the show down and became incomprehensible because the writers didn't have any idea where they were going with it but knew they had to perpetuate it because Fox wanted to keep the show on the air. That conspiracy shit is poison and the one thing sure to keep general audiences away. JUST MAKE A GOOD HORROR MOVIE with Mulder and Scully!

  • May 12, 2008, 8:30 p.m. CST

    THIS NEW TRAILER....

    by JaPra

    Is under-whelming.<br><br> I've been a HUGE Xfiles fan since 1993, at the tender age of 17. I enjoyed the first film, and from the ComiCon footage, I'm completely energized about this new chapter in Scully/Mulder Saga. <br><br>The trailer doesn't have the desperation and the pace of the comicon footage. I wish it did. I was mesmerized when I first caught a glimpse initially. Nonetheless, I'm there on opening day.

  • May 12, 2008, 9:32 p.m. CST

    War of the Coprophages

    by samsquanch

    still holds up. One of the best.

  • May 12, 2008, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Looking forward to this more for the idea of it than...

    by kevred

    ...from anything I've actually seen of it (trailers, etc) to this point. Honestly, the footage doesn't grab me--I find myself checking out and returning to the *idea* of an X-Files movie.<p>I really hope this film pays off.

  • May 12, 2008, 10:23 p.m. CST

    Won't do well in the box office...

    by slicer

    I bet this makes under 8 million in it's opening weekend. Betcha this sits at the #1 spot in my Netflix Queue with the words "Long Wait" next to it for a long time before I get to see it!

  • May 12, 2008, 10:56 p.m. CST

    Another great summer of '98 film:

    by Osmosis Jones

    Out Of Sight. STILL the best thing George Clooney or Jennifer Lopez have ever appeared in. And a hell of a romance.

  • May 12, 2008, 11:54 p.m. CST

    There is no reason that the mythology had to suck

    by hank henshaw

    The conspiracy arc is big part of what made the show relevant. It didn't suck the first five years, for something that wasn't planned at all it almost made sense during the Vancouver years. The first movie was good and introduced a few elements that should've been developed in the series but were not. Unfortunately the mythology sucked later on, specially when they began to give fans what they wanted: answers. Samantha Mulder was dead all along, way before the series even started.The aliens torched the human conspirators in a hangar. The aliens gave humanity religions. The series would've benefited of Carter and Spotnitz having pre-planned a bit the endgame. It's true that Fox kept renewing the series, and that Carter had to write many season finales not knowing if it was a series finale or not, so both the network and creator are to blame for tarnishing the shows legacy.

  • May 13, 2008, 12:33 a.m. CST

    X To The Z XZIBIT Files...

    by skoobyx

    Every movie he's in is good. Scientists have proven it.

  • May 13, 2008, 1:15 a.m. CST

    How can they not believe?

    by kirttrik

    Didn't Scully give birth to an alien baby and wasn't Mulder the center of every paranormal event for the last 15 years. Either their deaf, dumb, and blind or they have a serious case of denial.

  • May 13, 2008, 1:31 a.m. CST

    wtf

    by Wednesday Afternoons

    why is everyone hating on the title, it's the shit. every x-files fan knows what that means and where it comes from. i'm pumped.

  • May 13, 2008, 1:36 a.m. CST

    X-files isn't that huge, FOX can't afford to be cryptic.

    by The Founder

    The XFiles has a good cult following, but big screen/box office wise it wasn't huge. If I'm not mistaken the first film took in no more 80 mil domestically. If FOX is aiming just for the fans of the tv show, then it'll probably succeed on that level, but if they are going to bring in everyone else, they need to actully make the trailer look intersting. It did nothing for me to make me wanyt to see it if i was the average moviegoer.

  • May 13, 2008, 4:14 a.m. CST

    The Founder....

    by hexagram23

    The first movie cost $66 mill and made $189 mill world wide. I'm not saying that's an indication of whether or not this one will be successful, but the first movie was a huge success. Considering 5000+ people came to "The X-Files" panel at Wondercon a couple months ago I'd say this movie will do ok in the box office, especially if it was made for $30 mill.

  • May 13, 2008, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Re: Box Office.

    by rbatty024

    What a lot of people forget is that The X-Files was a worldwide sensation. Fox is looking for a hit around the globe, not just in the U.S. Even if some of the excitement has dulled over the years, the low cost and global marketplace make certain this film will make money.

  • May 13, 2008, 11:34 a.m. CST

    The test of a DVD-based audience

    by kevred

    The original broadcast is old news, but I know a ton of people who've only ever watched the show on DVD, and it's been very successful there. For those folks, this could be the "event" that the original film was for us original fans.<p>It sounds like an impossible test: please old fans, please new fans, outdo a previous film that had a bigger budget, and on top of all that, have a resolution that will satisfy fans without touching on the whole mythology arc that was the narrative backbone of the series.<p>It sounds impossible. Will they manage it, or just punt, and even if they take the easy way, will it still be fun?<p>The more I think about it, the more this sounds like the most difficult possible sequel to get right.

  • May 13, 2008, 3:36 p.m. CST

    OPPOSITE OF TOO SOON!!!!

    by timothyarcher

  • May 13, 2008, 4:23 p.m. CST

    I Agree

    by SJBKAT

    Kevred has a point. I never followed the show when it aired, but I did see the movie. It was good, but nowhere near an event for me. I bought the entire series box set and am almost done. Since then, the new movie has become one of my most anticipated for this summer. I am stoked. And the turn out for Wonder Con should be an indication of the box office. I just want the damn 2012 X-Files Alien Invasion movie, so I am really crossing my fingers for this to make a lot of money.

  • May 13, 2008, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Gives me memories of hannibal the cannibal...

    by theonecalledshoe

    ...for some odd reason. Must be the spookiness of the missing woman.

  • May 13, 2008, 8:16 p.m. CST

    This summer will be great

    by Luscious.868

    Iron Man rocked, we've got The Dark Knight coming up, a Hulk movie that won't suck, a new Indy flick and now a new X Files movie. I'm pumped. I don't care if this is just a big budget version of on their TV shows. I'm pumped for it. If it's well done I'd be all for an X Files movie every few years.

  • May 14, 2008, 9:13 a.m. CST

    If I saw that trailer not knowing

    by skimn

    it was a theatrical release, I would swear it's direct-to-video. I love The X, from season one, but my summer movie dollars can only go so far.

  • Aug. 25, 2008, 10:12 a.m. CST

    WTF

    by optimus122

    Hmm how did this get back up top of the front page..this ship sailed a long time ago and sunk lol.