What's missing from 'The X-Files: I Want to Believe' -- Don't expect little green men, conspiracy theories, or bees

The X-Files: I Want to Believe

We can’t tell you exactly what’s in the movie, but we’re happy to say what isn’t. A few things you won’t find in The X-Files: I Want to Believe.

Little Green Men
Carter and Spotnitz chose to focus on the characters rather than the show’s tangled alien mythology. Mulder’s title-bearing UFO poster, however, lives on.

Conspiracy Theories
”I don’t think you’re going to worry about the government in this one,” Spotnitz says — though George W. Bush does make an appearance.

The Cigarette Smoking Man
Despite the guy’s cockroach-esque powers of survival, we’re pretty sure those missiles at the end of the series finale killed him.

The first film’s buzzy little virus-carrying villains? ”They’ve disappeared,” says Carter, ”just like in life.”

The Stupendous Yappi
Alas, the skills of everyone’s favorite marginal psychic are no longer required. But take heart: Spotnitz says he’s still working in Vancouver.

Any Climate That Doesn’t Require an Overcoat
Actually…you might wanna stay through the end credits. But you didn’t hear that from us.

The X-Files: I Want to Believe
  • Movie
  • 104 minutes