X-Files 2: I Want to Believe

I don’t really want to believe that something as cool as the upcoming X-Files sequel has a title such as The X-Files: I Want to Believe, but alas it is true. At least, it is true if you believe the words of series creator and movie writer/director Chris Carter. Carter told the Associated Press today that the second go-round of Mulder and Scully would have the aforementioned title.

Commenting on the title, Carter said: “”It’s a natural title. It’s a story that involves the difficulties in mediating faith and science. `I Want to Believe.’ It really does suggest Mulder’s struggle with his faith.”

As well, the story from AP writer David Germain states that this second X-Files film will be a stand-alone, earth-bound story that will be inviting to both die hard fans and newcomers alike:

“It has struck me over the last several years talking to college-age kids that a lot of them really don’t know the show or haven’t seen it,” Carter said. “If you’re 20 years old now, the show started when you were 4. It was probably too scary for you or your parents wouldn’t let you watch it. So there’s a whole new audience that might have liked the show. This was made to, I would call it, satisfy everyone.”

Hardcore fans need not worry that the movie will be going back to square one, though, Carter said. The movie will be true to the spirit of the show and everything Mulder and Scully went through, he said.

“The reason we’re even making the movie is for the rabid fans, so we don’t want to insult them by having to take them back through the concept again,” Carter said.

So I suppose, with all of that said, that this is the point where all of you hardcore X-Files fans out there get to weigh in on this new title. Personally, as someone who stands 50-feet away from the series (having never really gotten into it), I think that the title seems silly at first glance. But after reading the explanitory quotes from Chris Carter, it makes a little bit more sense. However, even though it makes sense, that doesn’t mean that it is marketable. But who knows, its marketability is really up to you, the fans.

So what do you think?


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