Stargate

1994

Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi

279
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 53%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 73%
IMDb Rating 7.1 10 182175

Synopsis


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Cast

Carlos Lauchu as Anubis
Kelly Vint as Young Catherine Langford
Sayed Badreya as Arabic Interpreter
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850.13 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
PG-13
23.976 fps
1 hr 56 min
P/S 3 / 7
1.75 GB
1920*1080
English 2.0
PG-13
23.976 fps
1 hr 56 min
P/S 4 / 54

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by bheadher 9 / 10

24 years, and still watch it...

First, I do have to feel sorry for the people who considered Stargate "typical" or "old fashioned". Makes me wonder what kinds of lives they lead.

Stargate didn't have a major book to emulate, it is pure imagination...and some darned good imagination at that. Emerich and crew created not only a new world for us, they created a whole new Universe that spawned one of the most successful series ever...it does not get much better than that my friends...

The story itself is straight forward scifi, with little bits of background stories woven in to keep the flavor interesting...a few might call it fairly slow moving, and frankly it is, but I think they had to do that to tell the whole story...I liked it just the way it was produced, and became an avid fan of the series that followed...

Yup, it is a classic movie, by anyone's standards...

Reviewed by waynegavin1 9 / 10

WHAT A RUSH

If you are intrigued by the wonder of ancient EGYPT and have an open mind no matter how fantastic the THEORY then this movie will provide food for thought,you know us meager humans once thought the earth was flat but it was our drive for discovery that contradicted that THEORY and now those sea faring wooden crafts that sailed man to the edge of this planet are replaced with space faring technological crafts that will take us to the boundaries of our known galaxy and then we must be prepared for common THEORY to be wrong again because lets face it we simply haven't got there yet and speculation simply wont suffice.This SCI-FI adventure plays on the ALIEN influence associated with ancient EGYPT and suggests that this planet was pre-inhabited long before our brains evolved enough to contemplate such things,an interplanetary device is discovered in EGYPT in 1928 and remains dormant for almost 70 years until a bumbling scientist is enrolled to crack the HIEROGLYPHIC code....new worlds await beyond mankind's imagination and the search for extraterrestrial life beckons on the other side of a tranquility portal...original idea for the SCI-FI genre thats intriguing and suggestive towards an ever growing belief that questions our existence and history...well worth a watch.

Reviewed by Fahnenjoker 7 / 10

Epic, but naïve sci-fi adventure, that is fun, but could have been so much more.

Stargate breathes this lighthearted and naïve 90s blockbuster feeling, an innocent a bit childish attitude you just can't be angry with. It is an original story before everything was a franchise and/or a comic adaption (even though it has kickstarted its own TV-franchise). It felt fresh and original at the time and still does. The visuals, practical and special effects and the cinematography look awesome, convey a monumental scale and have aged quite well. The soundtrack feels epic and unique, perfectly combining an Egyptian vibe with a sci-fi note, a mix of wonder and curiosity with the possible perils that lurk and might find you when you leave for uncharted waters. (Ok, I admit I have a weakness for good soundtracks. They really can, to a certain degree, save a movie for me.)

James Spader and Kurt Russel fit perfectly in their roles as nerdy unworldly linguist and traumatized Colonel. They are mostly clichés, but relatable and even go through small developments throughout the mission. The rest of the expedition group is sadly wasted with the usual mostly nameless soldier stereotypes. Viveca Lindfors is intriguing as scientific leader of the project but sadly only appears in the first third of the movie. Jaye Davidson, finally, gives Ra the androgynous and godlike aura the antagonist needs.

The first 30 or so minutes until we travel through the stargate and arrive on the other side are the best part of the movie. There is suspense around the stargate mystery and curiosity for the unknown it might lead to. In the middle part, however, the plot is treading water a bit and the resolution involves too much of generic action and the old good vs. evil. It feels like the story just doesn't live up to its full potential here. The setup of a gate to the other end of the universe (or who knows where else) promises more wonders and discoveries, than the movie can deliver in the end. That is my biggest issue with the story (I was expecting something more like the video game Outcast, that told a richer story with a similar premise, but was quite obviously inspired by this movie). If you can put that aside, however, then you're in for an enjoyable and simply fun ride, if a little pulpy and trashy.

This is by no means a masterpiece, but a simple, epic sci-fi adventure with an old-school feel to have fun with. It had the potential to be more, but it's difficult not to enjoy it if you don't overthink it too much.

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