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    Posted: July 24 2008 at 4:50am

POOR 20th CENTURY-FOX -- TWO WEEKS AFTER THEY CRASHED-and-BURNED with 2008's BIGGEST B.O. BUST, MEET DAVE...and ONE WEEK AFTER the DECIDEDLY EARTH-BOUND SPACE CHIMPS MADE 'EM LOOK LIKE CHUMPS... THEY ALSO RELEASED the MOST UN-NECESSARY, UN-ANTICIPATED SEQUEL of the YEAR: X-FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE...

NEVER HAVING BEEN FANS of the SERIES (BUT HAVING BEEN to the ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO "UFO MUSEUM") WE WERE CURIOUS HOW THIS ONE MIGHT TURN OUT. WORD-of-MOUTH, BOX OFFICE and the CRIX OVER at R.T. ALL SUGGEST NO ONE OVER at AREA 57 HAS ANYTHING to WORRY ABOUT...

SO, FORUM FILERS -- WE WANNA BELIEVE YOU WANNA HAVE YOUR SAY, TOO, SO... HERE's YOUR CHANCE!

GILLIAN: "I took a tip from Laurence Olivier when he made INCHON , and insisted they pay me in cash..."

DAVID: "Thank God we didn't agree to work for box office points!"

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The TV show never held my interest, and a "follow up" a decade later makes no sense.

This one begs the question: Who's in charge over at Fox -- And how much longer will they still have a job??

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I hate to say it, but X-Files has definitely worn out its welcome, and should have just been left it alone. A follow up was not necessary, and it's painful to see the franchise dragged through the dirt. The only saving grace at Fox, is that of all the crap they've released this summer, this may be one of the their lesser financial disasters (since it only cost around $35 million to make).    
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$35 million?  They may actually break even after worldwide box office and DVD sales and rentals.

Too bad it apparently isn't a good movie. 

I haven't watched the series that often, either, but from what I've gathered from those who did, each episode would either help explain a bit more about the aliens or would be a standalone episode, called a "freak show" by one fan because there would usually be one character with abnormal abilities.  The first movie was definitely about the aliens.  This one appears to be a standalone.

And I'm afraid we won't need Scully and Mulder to figure out why the theatres are so empty. . . .

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Unless the series still has quite a few hardcore fans left, I seriously doubt this movie is any threat to Dark Knight's reign as B.O. champion.
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"Hardcore fan" raising his hand here.

The movie trailers, when they appeared in the theaters, did surprise me. However, for fans of the show I think a second movie was warranted, because the first was a huge disappointment. It wasn't a bad movie, just a total rehash of the TV series.

I'm sure there's worse movies out there, and seeing it here is a bit painful  .  The X-Files worked extremely well as a dramatic series, but I always knew the translation to movies would likely not work at all. Not when you go to the movies and see aliens left and right, monsters popping out of the woodwork . . . and that's just in the audience!   

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The show stopped being any good around the time the first film came out. Despite the story never being appropriately concluded, this still isn't a worthy endeavor. It's too far gone for compelling drama to be evoked from material that has been as ravaged as The X-Files.

The franchise is creatively dead and it should be put out of its misery because of that. It's gone from being a serious attempt at being an engaging science fiction tale to, as has already been pointed out, an effort to squeeze as much money as possible out of a property.
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This movie opened with a very disappointing $10 million, while "Dark Knight" (the only movie that matters right now), flapped its way to $314 million. The only thing that can stop it is really, really (really) HARDCORE Star Wars Fans, who are willing to sit thru that crappy-looking "Clone Wars" movie.

But ever since that "prettyboy" ruined Vader's image by making him a whining emo punk, that franchise is as dead to me as is "X-Files"!   

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RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: Then you should be pleased to know that the "prettyboy" was nominated for a total of 3 RAZZIES®, and "won" a Worst Supporting Actor trophy for his portrayal of "Darth Whiner." 

And he may well be back in our Worst Actor category this year for JUMPER -- Although the competition in that category (including Stallone in RAMBO, Al Pacino in 88 MINUTES, Mike Myers in LOVE GURU, Eddie Murphy in MEET DAVE, etc.) is already pretty stiff this year... 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote moviewizguy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2008 at 7:26am
I saw The Dark Knight this week. Last week was all sold out and this week too but I got the last showing for IMAX on the day I saw it and it was amazing....BUT, I still liked Wall-E better. TDK is #2 best movie of this year. Wall-E is #1.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Michaels Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2008 at 11:44am

Yes, I knew Christensen was a Razzie "winner" -- and he deserved it so badly! As much as I would like him to "win" again for ruining "Jumper" (along with the crappy script), I have a strong feeling it will come down to Myers vs. Murphy.

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RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: Then you should be pleased to know that the "prettyboy" was nominated for a total of 3 RAZZIES®, and "won" a Worst Supporting Actor trophy for his portrayal of "Darth Whiner." 

And he may well be back in our Worst Actor category this year for JUMPER -- Although the competition in that category (including Stallone in RAMBO, Al Pacino in 88 MINUTES, Mike Myers in LOVE GURU, Eddie Murphy in MEET DAVE, etc.) is already pretty stiff this year... 

 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote langby Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 03 2008 at 7:27am

It was alright -- Hardly the worst movie I've seen this summer, and certainly not as stomach-churning as Will Ferrell's latest output of cinematic fecal matter. I think it just wasn't what people were expecting for a summer movie.

But I do find it bewildering that a TV show about aliens produces a sequel about religion, and a movie trilogy about religion (Indiana Jones) produces a sequel about aliens...and they both come out in the same year. Bizarro world!   

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This just in:

Actress Gillian Anderson is blaming the popularity of new Batman movie The Dark Knight for her The X-Files film's low box office grosses.

The X-Files: I Want To Believe, starring Anderson and David Duchovny, earned a disappointing $10.2 million (GBP5.1 million) in its opening weekend (26-27Jul08) in the U.S., while The Dark Knight took an impressive $75 million (GBP37.5 million) in that same weekend.

And Anderson is convinced that her movie - based on the hit TV show - is suffering because so many people are flocking to see the Batman sequel instead: "It's (The X-Files film) had a bit of a rough time in the States. It's opening against one of the highest grossing movies, Batman. People in the States are so used to lots of CGI (computer-generated imagery), action and sex -- and we don't really offer a lot of that in this film."

Clearly she hasn't seen the movie. Because if she did, she would know "Dark Knight" doesn't have excessive CGI -- or sex either. Just a great script, and excellent acting to back it up.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote langby Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 10 2008 at 10:15am
I think the comment was misinterpreted. Here's a link to the video: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7534244.stm

The reference to the CGI was not referring to Batman specifically, but to the American summer-movie season in general.
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That being the case, she's still blaming the paying audiences' tastes in movies for her movie's poor box office, when the real culprit is the really lame movie itself.
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Originally posted by HeadRAZZBerry

RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: Then you should be pleased to know that the "prettyboy" was nominated for a total of 3 RAZZIES®, and "won" a Worst Supporting Actor trophy for his portrayal of "Darth Whiner." 

And he may well be back in our Worst Actor category this year for JUMPER -- Although the competition in that category (including Stallone in RAMBO, Al Pacino in 88 MINUTES, Mike Myers in LOVE GURU, Eddie Murphy in MEET DAVE, etc.) is already pretty stiff this year... 

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