4. The X Files: I Want to Believe
The Politics: The long awaited X Files sequel reunited Mulder and Scully for a new case involving a pedophile priest, missing women and…stem cell research? Original X Files creator Chris Carter was the writer and director of the new X Files movie and he seemed to let his left wing politics push their way into the film.
In The X Files: I Want to Believe, Scully is fighting religious powers that be in order to perform stem cell research on a dying patient of hers. There is also a not too hidden scene where Mulder and Scully return to the FBI building and see pictures of J. Edgar Hoover and George W. Bush on either side of a door. The theme to the show starts playing and they each give each other curious and amused looks. Not to mention the pedophile priest representing a bullying position the movie took on religion at times.
Is It Any Good? Despite the film barely making a dent in the box office and making most fanboys lash out in anger, I Want to Believe was a great film that broke the franchise down to its skin and bones. It was purely about the relationship between Mulder and Scully and the struggle of faith vs. no faith. This is what the show was always truly about and I Want to Believe honored that.
This article was first posted on February 2, 2013