13. Stargate

No one has destroyed the Earth more then Roland Emmerich who is very well known for his films with big budget special effects such as Independence Day ,Godzilla ,The Patriot & The Day After Tomorrow.

Stargate was his second 'big' film after Universal Solider(1992).I find it difficult to understand why Stargate is often forgotten from every list of best sci-fi movies.I think Stargate is the best sci-fi adventure because it's overwhelming with it's elements extremely creative.

PLOT : "The movie revolves around a group of US soldiers & a symbologist who unlocks an ancient device named "Stargate" found by the US military that transports them to another galaxy.The problems they face & theirs encounters with the people who made the "Stargate" forms the main plot of the film."

Stargate remains an amazing picture with a classical direction ,all the elements well accomplished ,extremely serious developments and without stupid jokes or comedy.For me ,Stargate has become a cult movie.

Other than the fact of being original and interesting ,the audience wouldn't get bored watching this as the film doesn't drag on.The alternate history story which combines archaeological Egypt with science fiction in a doubtful ,but very much compelling theory.

James Spader does an amazing job playing the mild mannered sum who has the gift to able to translate Egyptian drawings into words and also speak the language of the new race that they encounter.

Stargate is one of the most entertaining films I have ever seen.I was really blown away on how good this movie was.The story was rather original ,the characters were interesting and of course the special effects were terrific.

I've always been a fan of adventure movies but when you throw in the mysteries of old Egypt and the pyramids then you have me hooked.

Kurt Russell is great in this movie and fit the role pretty well. He has some great lines and a couple good action scenes. The whole cast and crew seemed perfect for their roles.

The sets ,costumes and effects perfectly capture the feel of the film.The planet at the other end of the Stargate might look like Egypt ,but there's something about it that makes it much more distant than another continent.

Every detail is well done and well shot with car with a plot that will pull in any open-minded viewer.

Its an enjoyable film that transports you to the farthest reaches of the universe, and plunges you into a world that is at the same time alien, but familiar.The special effects contribute greatly to the film and are not overdone.

A great movie that makes me wish that Emmerich would go back to making more classics like this.Hopefully he'll take a break from all the destruction and go back to this formula.Stargate is one of my all time favourite movies and i desperately want Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin to make a sequel.

Anyone who hasn't seen STARGATE owes themselves the treat of witnessing a genuine epic science fiction film.

Watch this movie! Go to places you haven't been before.

  • Rating : "PG" for action violence.
P.S : "Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin were sued for stealing the storyline from a student of Egyptology named Omar Zuhdi who submitted the story to them about ten years before the movie was made.The only differences between the story and the movie are slight name variations. The issue was finally settled out of court."

P.P.S : "This was the first movie to ever have an official website. It was set up in 1994 and featured images ,trailers and behind the scenes clips and actor information."


pra said...

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Sat_hi_sh said...

@ pra
hey thanks [:)]
will try not to let u down in the upcoming blogs

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Sat_hi_sh said...

@ shruthi
thanks yaar !!
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Sat_hi_sh said...

@ babli
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Musings of a lonely traveler said...

Hei Sathish!
That's a good review; me being a movie-maniac would be glad to visit your blogs. I've watched all Emmerich's other movies as you have mentioned. I remember watching Godzilla, the first show in Central Theatre, Coimbatore back in 1997. It's always a fun to watch Sci-fi movies :)

HaRy!! said...

Hav'nt had a chance to see this movie..yet...but guess i'll do it now after yur review...:)

H a R y

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ musings
yeah man sci-fi movies are a treat to watch
am expecting for his next flick "2012" :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ hary
sure hary,see the movie & u'll love it !!

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