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[[caption-width-right:350:''[[TagLine Only a mystery this big could bring Mulder and Scully back together.]]'']]

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[[caption-width-right:350:''[[TagLine Only [[caption-width-right:350:''"The voice of God speaking through a mystery this big could bring Mulder and Scully back together.]]'']]man - I think that's been a winner a few times."'']]
->'''Mulder:''' I once investigated a series of cases involving unexplained phenomena for the FBI.\\
'''Father Joe:''' So you believe in these sort of things?\\
'''Mulder:''' Let's just say [[TitleDrop I want to believe]].






!!''The X-Files: I Want to Believe'' provides examples of:

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* BeardOfSorrow: Mulder's grown one.

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* BeardOfSorrow: Mulder's Mulder has grown one.one, over his continued search for the truth that has not gone anywhere since 2002.



* TheCameo: [[https://www.moviemistakes.com/picture147942 Vanessa Morley, who played Samantha Mulder as a child, is seen briefly walking past Mulder and Scully in the FBI office.]]



* CreativeClosingCredits: The credits play over snowy and wet environments, like waves crashing on rocks. Photos of the film's production appear in the extended cut, cutting to a new one towards the beat of the X-Files theme by UNKLE.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Than most of the TV series -- in tone as well as lighting.
* DeadlyDoctor: Deadly doctors and nurses.

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** [[Recap/TheXFilesS05E10Chinga In Mulder's room,]] [[Recap/TheXFilesS06E09SR819 there are multiple pencils stuck on the ceiling.]]
** Whitney namedrops other psychics Mulder has dealt with before: [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E13BeyondTheSea Luther "Lee" Boggs]], [[Recap/TheXFilesS03E04ClydeBruckmansFinalRepose Clyde Bruckman]] and [[Recap/TheXFilesS04E04Unruhe Gerald Schnauz]].
** There is a brief conversation between Mulder and Scully about her son William, [[Recap/TheXFilesS09E16William and how Scully gave him up to another family for his protection]].
* CreativeClosingCredits: The credits play over snowy and wet watery environments, like waves crashing on rocks. Photos In the extended cut, a slideshow of photos of the film's production appear in around the extended cut, cutting to a new one towards the beat of the X-Files theme by UNKLE.
credits.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Than most of the TV series -- - in tone as well as lighting.
lighting. The villain's plan is grotesquely twisted than other villains Mulder and Scully have seen before: [[spoiler:grafting female body parts with his own, all to live longer]].
* DeadlyDoctor: Deadly doctors and nurses.nurses, who want to [[spoiler:prolong Franz Tomczeszyn's life by kidnapping women and transplanting their organs and body parts onto him]].



* DistressedDude: Scully had the DistressBall in the first movie, so it's Mulder's turn now.
* GondorCallsForAid: [[spoiler:Skinner]] makes a surprise appearance in this role.

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* DistressedDude: Scully had the DistressBall in the first movie, so it's Mulder's turn now.
now, after he attempts to break in Janke Dacyshyn's compound.
* GondorCallsForAid: [[spoiler:Skinner]] makes a surprise appearance in this role.role, after Mulder is caught by the enemy.



* PedophilePriest: Father Joe
* NeverTrustATrailer
** Despite rumor and the domestic trailer portraying the movie (correctly) as an upgraded MonsterOfTheWeek, the international trailer went out of its way to make it look like a movie about aliens.

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* PedophilePriest: Father Joe
* NeverTrustATrailer
NeverTrustATrailer:
** Despite rumor rumors and the domestic trailer portraying the movie (correctly) as an upgraded MonsterOfTheWeek, the international trailer went out of its way to make it look like a movie about aliens.



* RefusalOfTheCall
-->'''Scully:''' I'm done chasing monsters in the dark.

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* RefusalOfTheCall
RefusalOfTheCall: Scully wants to focus more on her neurosurgeon job than solving Father Joe's case.
-->'''Scully:''' This isn't my life anymore, Mulder. I'm done chasing monsters in the dark.dark. I think you've done all they've asked of you here too. You know, no-one says you have to stay here.



* PedophilePriest: Father Joe. As Scully puts it, ''"[she] didn't bugger thirty-seven altar boys"''.



* TheStinger: Not plot-related, anyway. It only shows Mulder and Scully on a boat, referencing one of Mulder's last lines in the movie about the two of them ''"get[ting] out of here"'' should Scully have doubts about Christian's surgery. As the camera pans further into the sky, [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall Mulder and Scully look up and wave to the audience]].



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->''"I think maybe the darkness finds you and me."''

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* CreativeClosingCredits: The credits play over snowy and wet environments, like waves crashing on rocks. Photos of the film's production appear in the extended cut, cutting to a new one towards the beat of the X-Files theme by UNKLE.


It features series protagonists Fox Mulder and Dana Scully long after they abandoned the FBI and the X-Files; Scully is a doctor at a Catholic hospital concerned about the treatment options offered to a dying boy, and Mulder, still on the lam, lives as a hermit under Scully's protection, doing little more than collecting paper clippings. They are offered a chance at redemption, however, when the FBI requests their help in finding an old comrade, who has herself gone missing while investigating a series of mysterious disappearances. They are aided by an ex-priest and [[PedophilePriest convicted pedophile]] named Father Joe, who claims to receive psychic visions of the victims directly from {{God}}, and about whom the agents have conflicting feelings.

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It features series protagonists Fox Mulder and Dana Scully long after they abandoned the FBI and the X-Files; Scully is a doctor at a Catholic hospital concerned about the treatment options offered to a dying boy, and Mulder, still on the lam, lives as a hermit under Scully's protection, doing little more than collecting paper clippings. They are offered a chance at redemption, however, when the FBI requests their help in finding an old comrade, who has herself gone missing while investigating a series of mysterious disappearances. They are aided by an ex-priest and [[PedophilePriest convicted pedophile]] named Father Joe, Joe (Creator/BillyConnolly), who claims to receive psychic visions of the victims directly from {{God}}, and about whom the agents have conflicting feelings.


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'''''The X-Files: I Want to Believe''''' is the second feature film based on ''Series/TheXFiles'', released in 2008 (a full ten years after [[Film/TheXFilesFightTheFuture the first]]).

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'''''The ''The X-Files: I Want to Believe''''' Believe'' is the second feature film based on ''Series/TheXFiles'', released in 2008 (a full ten years after [[Film/TheXFilesFightTheFuture the first]]).



!!''The X-Files: I Want to Believe'' provides examples of the following tropes:

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* MortalityPhobia: The plot of this movie concerns a Russian who doesn't want to die, so he has his medial {{mooks}} [[spoiler:kill people and graft his head onto their bodies]] so he can live a little bit longer. They've done this several times before the start of the film and a couple more times during the film before they're stopped in the end. It appears they're just doing it ForScience, they don't especially care about the guy or payment.


* [[spoiler: DeathEqualsRedemption: Father Joe wants to do some good before he dies.]]

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* [[spoiler: DeathEqualsRedemption: Father [[spoiler:Father Joe wants to do some good before he dies.]]



* GondorCallsForAid: Hey, it's [[spoiler:[[TheBusCameBack Skinner]]]]!
* [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend He Is Not My Husband]]

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* GondorCallsForAid: Hey, it's [[spoiler:[[TheBusCameBack Skinner]]]]!
* [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend He Is Not My Husband]]
[[spoiler:Skinner]] makes a surprise appearance in this role.



* IrishPriest

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* IrishPriest%%* IrishPriest: Father Joe



* LittlestCancerPatient
* LosingYourHead

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* LittlestCancerPatient
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%%* LittlestCancerPatient: Christian
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LosingYourHead



* [[spoiler:SecondActBreakup: It does seem to be fixed by the end, though.]]

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* [[spoiler:SecondActBreakup: It SecondActBreakup: [[spoiler:It does seem to be fixed by the end, though.]]



* SnowMeansDeath

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Have you ever heard of two agents named John Doggett and Monica Reyes?

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Have you ever heard No information is given on the whereabouts of two agents named John Doggett and Monica Reyes?
Reyes.


* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: It's mentioned that the villain is [[Spoiler: married to another man in one State,]] clearly setting this in the relatively brief period when gay marriage was legal in only some parts of the country.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: It's mentioned that the villain is [[Spoiler: married to another man in one State,]] clearly setting this in the relatively brief period when gay marriage was legal in only some parts of the country.

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* [[spoiler: DeathEqualsRedemption: Father Joe wants to do some good before he dies.]]


The film is a stand-alone work in the tradition of the show's MonsterOfTheWeek episodes, and does not revisit the series' famous -- and still unresolved -- MythArc. At the box office, it was met with a thundering "meh" and received [[SoOKItsAverage generally mediocre scores]] from film critics. Franchise creator Creator/ChrisCarter had stated his intent to wrap up all dangling plotlines in a third film (to coincide with the supposed end of the world in 2012), but since ''I Want to Believe'' went out with a whimper, the series' future is uncertain.

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The film is a stand-alone work in the tradition of the show's MonsterOfTheWeek episodes, and does not revisit the series' famous -- and still unresolved -- MythArc. At the box office, it was met with a thundering "meh" and received [[SoOKItsAverage generally mediocre scores]] from film critics. Franchise creator Creator/ChrisCarter had stated his intent to wrap up all dangling plotlines in a third film (to coincide with the supposed end of the world in 2012), but since ''I Want to Believe'' went out with a whimper, the series' future is uncertain.
MythArc.


''The X-Files: I Want to Believe'' is the second feature film based on ''Series/TheXFiles'', released in 2008 (a full ten years after [[Film/TheXFilesFightTheFuture the first]]).

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''The '''''The X-Files: I Want to Believe'' Believe''''' is the second feature film based on ''Series/TheXFiles'', released in 2008 (a full ten years after [[Film/TheXFilesFightTheFuture the first]]).



The film is a stand-alone work in the tradition of the show's MonsterOfTheWeek episodes, and does not revisit the series' famous -- and still unresolved -- MythArc. At the box office, it was met with a thundering "meh" and received [[SoOKItsAverage generally mediocre scores]] from film critics. Franchise creator ChrisCarter had stated his intent to wrap up all dangling plotlines in a third film (to coincide with the supposed end of the world in 2012), but since ''I Want to Believe'' went out with a whimper, the series' future is uncertain.

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The film is a stand-alone work in the tradition of the show's MonsterOfTheWeek episodes, and does not revisit the series' famous -- and still unresolved -- MythArc. At the box office, it was met with a thundering "meh" and received [[SoOKItsAverage generally mediocre scores]] from film critics. Franchise creator ChrisCarter Creator/ChrisCarter had stated his intent to wrap up all dangling plotlines in a third film (to coincide with the supposed end of the world in 2012), but since ''I Want to Believe'' went out with a whimper, the series' future is uncertain.uncertain.


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* WhateverHappenedToTheMouse: Have you ever heard of two agents named John Doggett and Monica Reyes?

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* WhateverHappenedToTheMouse: WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Have you ever heard of two agents named John Doggett and Monica Reyes?

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