X-Files sequel disappoints
I have to say that the continuing news on X-Files 2 is getting worse and worse for me, and although I'm not a hardcore fan, I was an avid watcher of the series and really enjoyed the film.
Yet with news of the removal of the ongoing alien conspiracy and now this leaked spy picture, I'm beginning to wonder if they aren't totally missing the point of X-Files with this sequel.
As soon as I heard that they were dropping the idea of the alien conspiracy I knew it was a bad move, after all that plot thread has been running throughout the franchise since the series began and has raised more questions about the X-Files universe and the characters than it has answered, even counting the film.
Indeed the first feature film promised much more to come and left the audience, once again, hanging.
Now, after such a strong cinematic visitation, the creators behind it are planning something more akin to the individual episodic monster, and the first photos have appeared on the internet to reveal that very monster, or perhaps one of the monsters involved.
For those of you who don't want the spoiler then please read no further, but then again maybe it's not a spoiler at all.
What strikes me is that these productions that are being so openly caught on film in public are either incredibly naive, trying to maximise on filming hype, or perhaps there's something else. Perhaps they are taking advantage of the media there and throwing out false stories to hide what really is happening.
Sex and the City marriage breakup in the middle of a crowded street of photographers? Perhaps a little too staged? Then there's the X-Files set photo from JoBlo through /Film, another staged event? Wouldn't the studio have pulled down the photos by now?
Whatever the reasoning, the big secret in the photo is a werewolf. Yes there could well be werewolves in the next X-Files film as we see shots on set of the creator and director standing with someone wearing the top half of a werewolf outfit.
Is it a joke? Throwing us off the scent perhaps? Or is it let's say goodbye to the entire premise running through all the television series and the first film, a premise that raised so many questions and left so much unanswered, and that now drops it completely in favour of a monster film.
Yeah this really isn't going to work for me. Where the hell is that alien conspiracy?