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Stargate (1994)
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Review Date: February 09, 2001
Director: Roland Emmerich
Writer: Roland Emmerich, Dean Devlin
Producers: Dean Devlin, Oliver Eberle, Joel B. Michaels
Actors:
Kurt Russell
James Spader
Viveca Lindfors
Review:
Tough call on this movie. I'd seen it once before, and it hadn't done much for me the first time around, but this time, it actually intrigued me...most of the way.

Unfortunately, this movie ultimately takes an interesting premise, which is a gateway to another planet, and doesn't do all that much with it. I LOVED the Kurt Russell character, who always seems to get right into that type of role, and Spader was solid (give this guy a lead in a GREAT movie already!), but about halfway through, the movie just didn't interest me all that much anymore.

I can't really pinpoint the problem, but I guess it's the lack of energy or something. I did like the special effects, the premise and the "idea" of the movie, but the execution as a whole, was missing that extra spark.

I also loved the way they made Jaye Davidson's eyes light up all white like that! Very cool. Wish we could do that in real life!

BTW, how old is that guy? He looked like he was 12 in most of those shots. Anyhoo, an "okay" movie, a little too long but fairly entertaining, in my opinion.

And what did the rest of ya'll think?
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5:07PM on 07/30/2006

High Effort

This was one of those sci-fi films that came out of nowhere, and was on of the first large budget scifi films I saw in the theaters. The characters were cool, great concept, and fun action sequences made a fun and UNIQUE package. Yes, the film drags but for what it was, I had fun back in the day. Rumor has it Roland and Co are working on a sequel! Russel and Spader would come back. Yeah
This was one of those sci-fi films that came out of nowhere, and was on of the first large budget scifi films I saw in the theaters. The characters were cool, great concept, and fun action sequences made a fun and UNIQUE package. Yes, the film drags but for what it was, I had fun back in the day. Rumor has it Roland and Co are working on a sequel! Russel and Spader would come back. Yeah
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4:07AM on 07/07/2006

ok

First time I saw Stargate, I tought that it was great. For a very young kide like me (back then!) seeing all that stuff on a big screen was awesome.

But later, I understood that movie was missing something. Like JoBlo said, movie has a great idea behind it: Stargate itself. But after the beginning, it is almost forgotten. After the team enters the Gate, movie loses it's "drive".

Battle at the pyramid, and inside it, at the end is cool and exciting, but it did take too long to get there,
First time I saw Stargate, I tought that it was great. For a very young kide like me (back then!) seeing all that stuff on a big screen was awesome.

But later, I understood that movie was missing something. Like JoBlo said, movie has a great idea behind it: Stargate itself. But after the beginning, it is almost forgotten. After the team enters the Gate, movie loses it's "drive".

Battle at the pyramid, and inside it, at the end is cool and exciting, but it did take too long to get there, I agree on that.

But, in overall, a fun scifi-film. Not the best, but sure not the worst one either. And let's not forget, without this movie, there wouldn't be two of the best tv-series ever: Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis!
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8:04AM on 06/30/2006
The thing I liked most about this movie is the premise: being able to go to another planet through a portal - sci-fi at its simple best, man!! The events and explanations leading up to the stargate itself was cool and well done.

The two main leads keep things interesting as well. Kurt Russell is awesome as the colonel who's just lost his son, and James Spader plays the "know-it-all" scientist well - they're a little cliche, but it doesn't take anything away from the movie.

The movie's
The thing I liked most about this movie is the premise: being able to go to another planet through a portal - sci-fi at its simple best, man!! The events and explanations leading up to the stargate itself was cool and well done.

The two main leads keep things interesting as well. Kurt Russell is awesome as the colonel who's just lost his son, and James Spader plays the "know-it-all" scientist well - they're a little cliche, but it doesn't take anything away from the movie.

The movie's beginning is better than its end; the ending is cool, but it takes a little long to get there and it's just a bunch of action where the good guys win. It's not bad, but the beginning, what with all the intros and scientific jargon make for an interesting storyline.
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