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God awful in nearly every conceivable way--a slap in the face to X-Files fans and just plain movie fans alike
That was by far the worst film I've sat through since "Vantage Point".
Yes, I was a fan of the show (until it got ridiculous in those last few years). Yes, I was disappointed when I heard that the show would not be focusing on aliens or continuing the X-Files mythology. But was I expecting something this bad? Hell NO. I can't imagine how ripped off I'd be feeling right now had my expectations not been significantly lowered prior to watching this crapfest.
This dreck doesn't even hold a candle to the stand alone episodes of X-Files past. It wasn't even an X-File, for Christ's sake! It's "Touristas 2".
Painfully awful writing. If you'd told me a 9 year old directed this, I'd still want to know just how the kid managed to screw it up THIS bad. You'd have to throw a bipolar disorder and a heroin addiction into the mix to come up with a plausible explanation for this epic failure in directing. This was beyond insulting to X-Files fans--it's an insult to any moviegoer unfortunate enough to pay money for this sham! How did Gillian Anderson manage to not laugh in Chris Carter's face when she saw her dialogue? What was that left field nonsense about Mulder's sister? Huh? Chris Carter needed a payday. That much is obvious. Hopefully he'll scurry back off to whatever crack house he crawled out from under and let the X-Files rest in peace! He f'd up the end of the series, and he f'd up this film. Chris Carter can suck it. I feel sorry for Duchovny/Anderson.
Vantage Point (2008)
Worst. Directing. Ever
Wow. Just wow. I don't think I've seen anything that poorly directed in years... I can't even summon a point of comparison.
The acting, the cinematography, the editing, the set design, art direction, ALL sucked. And this crapfest re-uses scenes so much that it hurts. It's like they were trying to inch this terd over the 90 minute mark and needed all the help they could get. Seriously, if you're going to shoot a script that necessitates showing the same actions repeatedly, then at least shoot multiple angles so that we don't have to look at THE EXACT SAME thing a billion times.
This script could've been good at one time, who knows. But any film that is this pisspoor in terms of production value and also features crap performances by the likes of Forest Whitaker, Dennis Quaid, and Sigourney Weaver can only be blamed on one person: the director.
Not even a studio could f up a flick this bad.