Will X-Files bring awareness to real conspiracies or water down legitimate concerns?
Director Chris Carter’s new 2 minute trailer opens up using the world’s current political climate as part of the shows theme, “It will probably start on a Friday. What will seem like an attack on America by terrorists or Russia. Driven by a well oiled, well armed, multi-national group of elites, using alien technology the government has been hiding for 70 years, like yourself I am a true believer.”
The trailer presents a plot mixing America’s big brother police state reality with an alien-government UFO agenda to create mass appeal for today’s growing pop conspiracy culture.
Fox Mulder later articulates the current police state in America while images of drones and surveillance cameras flash on the screen. “They police us and they spy on us…tell us that makes us safer, we’ve never been in more danger.”
The culture has changed in America since the original broadcast of X-Files throughout the 90’s. The internet has altered how people receive information and their perception of the world around them. In many cases individuals can receive information faster than the media can twist it, allowing them to recognize cognitive dissonance and logical fallacies. Allowing many to acknowledge real conspiracies.
“The X-Files” series creator Chris Carter will write and direct three of the six new episodes, while the original series veterans Darin Morgan, Glen Morgan and James Wong will be writing and directing the other episodes, according to Yahoo news.
Carter directed a documentary series on mythology in 2005 which may explain all the esoteric symbolism throughout the trailer.
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