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Year
1994
Runtime
116 min.
Director
Roland Emmerich
Genres
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Rating *
7.1
Votes *
149,239
Checks
14,202
Favs
617
Dislikes
160
Favs/checks
4.3% (1:23)
Favs/dislikes
4:1
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  1. CWHarlan's avatar

    CWHarlan

    An interesting film, Its spinoff series going on to become one of the longest running science-fiction series ever created. While I found the film to be enjoyable with an interesting concept I felt it to be lacking in some areas. While not crucial to the television series Stargate SG-1 it is a film every "Gater" will enjoy. 13 years 11 months ago
  2. porscheguy19's avatar

    porscheguy19

    SG-1 is much better than the movie. This movie you watch for the backstory; and then you don't watch it again. 14 years 9 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Looking back at Stargate (for Kurt Russell, of course, and he does provide the film with necessary humanity), I feared it would be much worse than it actually was. The Emmerich/Devlin dumbassery is, of course, present, even at this early stage, with stupid science, unearned coincidences, and bad messaging (if one of your heroes' tragedy is that his son accidentally shot himself with a badly stowed gun, you can't have arming child soldiers as one of your solutions later). It would have gone unnoticed at the time, but Emmerich's belief that conspiracy theorists are right and will save the world is already present (which is one of the reasons I hate his movies so much now). But the Egyptian sci-fi designs are cool, it's a bold choice to subtitle so much of the film (though apparently, Emmerich was going to let it play without translation until a catastrophic preview forced a producer's hand), and I enjoyed watching Russell slowly take the movie away from nominal lead James Spader. Obviously, Stargate went on to have a big legacy on television, though I've never seen more than a couple seconds of ANY of those shows. And several of its supporting players went on to bigger things like Djimon Honshou (here just a henchman) and 3rd Rock from the Sun's French Stewart (here as an annoying, unprofessional soldier). Better than I dreaded, sure, but too problematic for a recommendation. 1 month 2 weeks ago
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