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More for the fans of the show but on the whole not overly bad on it's own
on 1 September 2016
The X-Files first big screen outing was met with joy and some disappointment, some finding it confusing where as other just were happy to see Mulder and Scully on the silver screen. Set between series 5 and 6, Mulder and Scully have been removed from the X-Files (since the cigarette smoking man (CSM) burning down the office at the end of series 5) and have been assigned to investigate a terrorist incident that ends up with the destruction of a government building. The investigations naturally evolves to aliens and the governments conspiracy to aid (or fight) colonisation of the planet. Most of the key players from the series make an appearance such as Skinner, CSM, The Lone Gunmen and the syndicate.
On the whole the film is very good and extends the groundwork laid in the series for a new direction of conspiracy and colonisation, as you can only fight so many mutants of nature, yet it doesn't fully alienate (had to) those new to the show framework. The Blu-Ray video and audio quality is as you would expect for a recent release on excellent form. You also have the theatre and directors cuts of the film and some behind the scenes features regarding the music, effects and transition to the big screen from TV.