Thursday, February 18, 2016

X-Files S10 Episode 4 Mini Review

A pretty awesome slasher inter cut with moving family drama on Scully's side.

There are two types of shots that seem out of place. One because of the camera angle and the other is a handful of flashbacks which highlight the time passed in an awkward manner. On the other hand, there are plenty of cool visuals to balance it out. One of them being the beams of light from flashlights crossed like an 'x' right after Mulder says "back in the day is now". I don't know about you guys, but I'm a sucker for that kind of iconic imagery.
The main antagonist, 'Trashman', is an instant classic. I honestly think you could easily make a feature length film about this guy. The episode explains his inception with new age principles half correctly taken from eastern concepts. However, it strongly reminded me of a Jewish concept instead. Though I can't elaborate any further without wandering into spoiler territory.
The episode ends in a rather moving and intimate way. Mostly carried by Gillian Anderson's heartfelt interpretation of the script.

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