Monday, 24 October 2011

Stargate Review (Updated)













Stargate



Release Date: 16th February 1995 - Australia


Production Companies
Canal+
Centropolis Film Productions
Carolco Pictures (in association with)

Distribution
Universal Pictures Australia


Genre: Sci-Fi

Rating: PG

Runtime: 121 minutes
               128 minutes
               (special edition)
               130 minutes
               (director's cut)


Budget: $55,000,000

Box Office Gross: $196,567,262
(Worldwide)


Plot Summary
When a mysterious woman
makes Professor Daniel
Jackson an offer he can't
refuse, he ends up in a secret
Air Force military base. His
mission: to decode an ancient
Egyptian artifact known as
the Stargate. The mission
leader, Colonel Jack O'Neil,
a tough military man with
nerves of steel, commandeers
their trip through the Stargate
to an ancient civilization on
the other side of the universe.
Once there, they must battle
the astoundingly powerful Sun
God, Ra, before they can find
their way back home.


Cast
Kurt Russell - Colonel Jack O'Neil
James Spader - Dr. Daniel Jackson
Jaye Davidson - Ra
Erick Avari - Kasuf
Alexis Crus - Skaara
Mili Avital - Sha'uri
John Diehl - Lt. Col Kawalsky
French Stewart - Lt. Ferretti
Viveca Lindfors - Dr. Catherine Langford
Leon Rippy - General W. O. West
Richard Kind - Dr. Gary Meyers
Rae Allen - Dr. Barbara Shore
Derek Webster - Lt. Brown
Carlos Lauchu - Anubis
Djimon Honsou - Horus
Christopher John Fields - Lt. Freeman
Jack Moore - Senior Airman Reilly
Steve Giannelli - Lt. Porro

Crew
Writer/Director - Roland Emmerich
Writer/Producer - Dean Devlin
Executive Producer - Mario Kassar
Producers - Oliver Eberle &
Joel B. Michaels
Co-Producer - Ute Emmerich
Production Designer - Holger Gross
Conceptual Designer - Oliver Scholl
Costume Designer - Joseph A. Porro
Cinematography - Karl Walter Lindenlaub
Special Creature Effects Creator/
Supervisor - Patrick Tatopoulos
Visual Effects Supervisor - Kit West
Digital Effects Supervisor: Kleiser-Walczak -
Jeffrey A. Okun
Film Editors - Derek Brechin & Michael J. Duthie
Music - David Arnold


Review
STARGATE is a sci-fi film which introduced the concept of a time-travel portal, this film takes viewers on a journey to a different planet. The film's story was puzzling, intriguing and filled with action and comedy. I commend the good acting, particularly on the behalf of Jimmy Spader and Kurt Russell. These actors were made for the perfect duo, Russell being the courageous action hero and Jimmy being the intelligent professor who is always in the wrong place at the wrong time.

The movie started a hit TV franchise and an ultimate fanbase. I watched some episodes of STARGATE on TV in years back and found that I'm not a big fan of the series. The TV series is in no way that compares to the movie.

Star rating: (4/5) Good Movie


1 comment:

  1. I am a big fan of the TV series and the movie. The first two seasons of Stargate SG-1 were sub-par compared to the later ones. Very good review, which I agree with.

    -James

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