Reviewed by: Adam Ross
|Featuring:||Kurt Russell, James Spader, Jaye Davidson, Viveca Lindfors, Alexis Cruz|
“Stargate” is, by far, one of the best films of 1994-95 and is highly recommended for sci-fi fans.
The plot is the usual for one of this genre: a very old woman comes to Professor Daniel Jackson (James Spader), the usual nerd for a Roland Emmerich film (“Independence Day,” “Godzilla,” “The Patriot”) and gives him a job decoding an Egyptian artifact known as the Stargate (hence the films name). When he does, Colonel Jack O'Neil (Kurt Russell), a depressed military man, after his son accidentally shoots himself with his father’s gun (not shown in film), travel back through the stargate with a crack commando team and James Spader, who is needed to decode the stargate on the other side of “the known galaxy”. As you have probably guessed by now, there are several things which go wrong once on the other side of the stargate.
One of the things which goes wrong was the arrival of the “Sun God Ra” an evil alien whose race is dying out. Ra’s underlings wipe out the commandos (of course) and O'Neil, Jackson, and a bunch of Earthlings (did I forget to mention that they met a bunch of Earth people there?) and they must battle the astoundingly powerful Sun God Ra (no, no. Alien, not God.) before they can find their way back home.
This film has a great plot and characters, the acting is better than usual, however, it does resolve to gunfire, hand-to-hand fighting, and fighters, and an Independence Day-like explosion to win. I only have a few problems with this film.
This film will provide with a chance to have a discussion with your family, and to give you two hours of fun and action.