|BUT WHAT IS THE VALUE OF X?!|
Hey gang, welcome back, today on The Tagline I decided to take my Netflix fueled habit of watching X-Files reruns over and over, and translate it to the big screen. released in 1998, Fight the Future realized the dream that all TV shows aspired to, and brought The X-Files to the big screen. For those unfamiliar, The X-Files chronicles the work of FBI special agents Fox Mulder (played by David Duchovny who has starred in the series Californication for the past 6 years) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson, seen most recently on the television series Hannibal) as they investigate the eponymous unsolved "X-Files" of the FBI. The cases range from instances of bizarre natural phenomena and various crypto-zoological horrors, to an over-arching alien conspiracy, that may or may not be a figment of Mulder's imagination, or an elaborate lie set up by the government to keep people off the scent of what they are ACTUALLY doing. The film, Fight the Future deals with this alien conspiracy, which had been introduced earlier in the series. The movie itself takes place between seasons 5 and 6, during a time in which they have been taken OFF the X-Files, which have been formerly shut down for a time. So how does the movie measure up?
|Mulder and Scully get the runaround from some skeptical|
|Soon they will be running from killer bees. Lots of them.|
|Kiss? Nope deadly alien virus bee sting. TAKE THAT|
For those keeping score at home, the film grossed fantastically, pulling in just under 189 million against a budget of 66 million. Even factoring in its 25 million advertising budget, that still means that the movie totally killed. It was enough that years later, a sequel would be released (a sequel that people liked a lot less, because it was not nearly as good).
That's all for today! I'll see you next week, where I will hopefully review World War Z!