I am an x-files freak, I own every season and the first movie and have seen them many times. I have waited a long time for this movie and absolutely loved it. Yes, I was expecting aliens, but I think the show and the first movie told the entire alien story and if this movie was about aliens it would have been overkill. The story stands alone for anyone who isn't into the x-files like me, but also has enough history in it for fans like me as well. Great story, great writing, great acting and directing. I was on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. A must see.