I want to believe. Sadly, the believing time is over. The X Files mini series has come and gone as fast as we can say UFO. It has been 6 weeks. Only 6 weeks. Short but intense. And most important of all, it has been VERY satisfactory!!
15 years. That is how long we fans have been waiting for this to happen, for Mulder and Scully to come back (sorry, but that thing called a movie doesn’t count!). Luckily for us, this time The X Files came back for real. As good as it did in the old times. And nothing like the movies. Although I have to say that the first movie at least was interesting and kept us on track with the story, with the alien arch. But the second one… where was the need!!? Anyway, back to the mini series. In these 6 episodes we feel what we felt in the original series. What is going on? Are they gonna find the truth? Is the truth out there? Do they still want to believe? Is there any monster of the week? What happens with the governement conspirancy about green little men that kept us on the edge for so long? Well, we have all of it in only 6 episode!!
Not all episodes can keep up with the high level that we fans are waiting for, but in average they do suceed. Out of the six we have one that is crearly the monster of the week one (10×03) and personally that is the best and most hillarious one of them all! Just to watch as an stand alone if you don’t feel like watching all 6, but if you can watch one, you can watch six in a row! As for the rest, they keep the main plot going forward, with the alien conspirancy always hanging above us. And as per the last one ending? Well, (no spoilers!) I can only say that I hope they relaunch the series. PLEASE!
As per our actors, David and Gillian are fresh as ever! Their bodies might have aged but their spirits have certainly not! We can still feel their on screen chemistry and that added to nowadays CGI technology makes this show as good as the old one. Yes, we all feel nostalgic about those 90s visual effects, but isn’t it cool to see and feel it more real and less fake? (Please don’t kill me).
Now let’s hope that we don’t wait another 15 years for more! We still want to believe!
Episode 10×03: Mulder and Scully meet the Were-Monster. Here the promo:
“The NFL owns a day of the week. The same day the Church used to own. Now it’s theirs”
In Pittsburgh, accomplished pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu uncovers the truth about brain damage in football players who suffer repeated concussions in the course of normal play.
First of all, I was unaware about this topic, which is understandable. So I wanted to watch this film to get to know about it and I was not dissapointed at all. The topic is really interesting, specially if you think that it did indeed happen. The story is well told, not fore a moment you feel bored (altough it might not be of your interest). But still, it has a good rhythm and is good to see something different.
Then we have Will. Will smith does an amazing performance of the not so normal doctor taking charge of these cases (doctor aka pathologist). Typical situation, you discover something by chance and then you did indeed find something! We is terrific and is a pitty he didn’t got any more nominations for his wonderful job.
Why has this movie been so ignored in the awards race? It’s about sports. It’s about someone finding something that someone doesn’t want to know. We have Will smith in it. We have a good story. But, oh! Of course! This is no Moneyball. No Brad Pitt in it, so no worth any Oscar nomination although Will does a fantastic job! Shall we keep going with the #OscarsSoWhite thing? Just think about it…
– To prepare for the movie, Will Smith and writer-director Peter Landesman observed autopsies being performed, including two done by Dr. Bennet Omalu.
– Adapted from the GQ article “Game Brain”, written by Jeanne Marie Laskas.
– The actual scientific article that brought CTE in football to light is “Chronic traumatic encephalopathy in a National Football League player,” published in Neurosurgery. 2005 Jul;57(1):128-34. The full author list is: Omalu BI, DeKosky ST, Minster RL, Kamboh MI, Hamilton RL, Wecht CH. An abstract of the article is available at the US National Library of Medicine website (PubMed) and the full article is available from the journal’s publishers (for a fee).