But what it all amounts to is the inevitable evolution of the show and of human nature. After leaving the FBI, we shouldn’t expect Mulder and Scully to keep up with Doggett and Reyes. But we should expect them to have some of the best on-screen chemistry of any two actors, and we should expect to enjoy the film.
No matter what the critics say, trust me when I tell you the movie is worth it: great script, brilliant music by Mark Snow (who was often hit or miss on his scores for the show), and plenty of moments that will scare the pants off of you. The truth is out there, so go look for it.
Robert Rich is a junior journalism major at the University of Texas at Austin. He graduated from Westwood High School in 2006. He can be reached via e-mail at email@example.com