Massive movie spoilers in the comments now.
I really liked the first X-Files
movie, and I loved parts of it ... but this one? Oh, I just loved EVERYTHING about it! It was AWESOME!!! Ignore the stupid critics, it was kick-kick-ass!!! As a Mulder fan, I loved every moment, so in character, so him. As a Sculy fan, I loved every moment, so in character, so her. As a Mulder/Scully shipper, I loved every moment. ( Spoiler about their relationship. )
As an X-Files
fan, I loved it. It was creepy, freaky, out there, funny, serious, dramatic, with the pieces all tying together perfectly like a kick-ass two parter of the series itself. Which is a high compliment because I thought that every kick-ass two-parter was better than most movies. The performances were fabulous, the writing fabulous, the direction (go CHRIS!) fabulous.
AWESOME MOVIE!( A few episode-related spoilers in the movie that delighted the X-phile in me, and few non-plot essential thingies from the film. )
Finally, I'm not putting this behind the cut as a spoiler because I REFUSE to spoil it. Stay past the credits. Period. And don't let anyone tell you not to. It was awesome, wonderful, fabulous, beyond anything I could have imagined and brought a near-shout of glee from me in the theater as I clapped and grinned with unadulterated joy. It was a perfect, lovely gift and it was completely unexpected. And, yes, even with all I just wrote, I honestly can not expect anyone -- who is in no way spoiled -- to figure out what is SO fabulous about it. Just stay past the credits. You will not regret it if you're a fan.
GO SEE THIS MOVIE!! It's awesome. My sister watched the show on and off, and she really, really liked it. Seriously, I want this movie in my hands NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I loved it!!!!!!