The second (and likely final) big screen adaptation in the X Files franchise doesn't bear much likeness to its predecessor.
While the first movie based on the beloved TV series dealt with many of the series' conspiracy theories and unsolved mysteries, this one feels more like a long episode from the series in which our heroes deal with a random mystery.
This doesn't detract from the movie's quality, but it does leave you wanting if you were a fan of the series' more long-range themes. Adding to this the many years passed in between releases helps explain the smaller amount of success The X Files: I Want To Believe found at the multiplex and why I liked the first movie a lot more than this one.
And yet, The X Files: I Want To Believe is a good thriller, it allows us to once again rekindle our affection for agents Mulder and Scully, and its production values are very high.