• Stargate (1994)
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[IMG]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e0/Stargateposter.jpg[/IMG] Released: October 28th 1994 Director: Roland Emmerich Producer: Dean Devlin Writers: Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin [B]Cast[/B] Kurt Russell: Colonel Jack O'Neil James Spader: Dr. Daniel Jackson Jaye Davidson: Ra Erick Avari: Kasuf Alexis Cruz: Skaara (Kasuf and Skaara are the only character's played by the same actor in both the film and the series) Mili Avital: Sha'uri John Diehl: Lieutenant Colonel Charles Kawalsky French Stewart: Technical Sergeant Louis Feretti Viveca Lindfors: Dr. Catherine Langford Carlos Lauchu: Anubis Guard, one of Ra's personal guards. Djimon Honsou: Horus Guard, one of Ra's personal guards. [B]Plot[/B] If anyone want's to suggest a short plot summary, go ahead, I'm just putting the entire thing in spoiler tags. ([B]DON'T CLICK THE BLACKED OUT PART, IT CONTAIN'S SPOILERS[/B]) [sp] The theatrical version of the film begins in 1928, where Professor Langford discovers a massive stone ring in the sands of Giza, Egypt. In the present day, Langford's daughter Catherine offers Egyptologist Daniel Jackson the chance to translate ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs that may prove his controversial theory regarding the Pyramid of Khufu. Jackson accepts and is taken to a US military installation inside Creek Mountain, Colorado. Jackson translates the hieroglyphs on the stone ring's coverstones, which read: "A million years into the sky is Ra, Sun God. Sealed and buried for all time, his Stargate." Formerly retired Air Force Colonel Jack O'Neil arrives to take command of the project and declares all information regarding it classified. Jackson notices that the symbols are star constellations that are coordinates for a location within space, the sequence is entered into the stargate, creating a wormhole to a location in another galaxy. After O'Neil leads a team through the stargate, they find themselves inside a pyramid in the middle of vast sand dunes. Jackson reveals they cannot dial home because the Stargate coordinates to go back to Earth are missing. Some team members stay at the pyramid while Jackson, O'Neil, and others go out and discover a mining village inhabited by humans who assume them to be gods sent by Ra. Jackson realizes that the people speak a dialect of Ancient Egyptian and begins communicating with them. The team develops friendships with the people; O'Neil with Skaara, and Jackson begins a budding romance with Sha'uri, a daughter of the leader. Jackson learns from hieroglyphs in the catacombs how the Egyptian god Ra was actually an alien life form who enslaved humans with his advanced technology. While these humans eventually rebelled and buried the Stargate, some had been taken to the other planet through the Stargate and used to mine the quartzite-like mineral on which all of Ra's technology is based. Fearing another rebellion on this planet, Ra outlawed reading and writing. At this point, the team from Earth discovers the coverstone to get back to Earth, but the seventh symbol is eroded away. O'Neil orders the team to return to the pyramid. A short time after a huge craft lands on top of the pyramid. All team members in the pyramid are either killed or taken into the pyramidal craft. O'Neil and Jackson are escorted to the throne room where they meet Ra. Despite wearing fearsome armor, Ra's guards and servants are human. Ra reveals his intention to send the bomb brought by O'Neil, which was to be used to destroy the Stargate to prevent invasion by any threat, back to Earth; it is now enhanced with his quartzite-like material[URL="http://www.facepunch.com/wiki/Technology_in_Stargate#Fictional_materials_and_elements"][COLOR=#002bb8][/COLOR][/URL] to produce cataclysmic results. O'Neil attempts to disarm the guards and kill Ra, but relents when Ra uses his children courtiers as human shields. Jackson is killed during the altercation. O'Neil is thrown into a dungeon with the captured team members, while Jackson is regenerated in a sarcophagus[URL="http://www.facepunch.com/wiki/Sarcophagus"][COLOR=#002bb8][/COLOR][/URL]-like device. Ra states that he will kill Jackson and everyone who has seen him unless Jackson kills the rest of the team to show the villagers that Ra is their one true god. However, once Ra has the local people gathered before the pyramid craft, several young villagers signal to Jackson that they have recovered the team's weapons. Jackson then shoots at Ra while the kids create a distraction. O'Neil, Jackson, and the rest of the team flee Ra's ship and take shelter in a cave with the boys. The next morning, when Skaara draws a picture of the people's victory against Ra, Jackson realizes that part of this drawing depicts the seventh symbol needed to reactivate the Stargate: three moons over a pyramid. O'Neil convinces the locals that their "gods" are mere mortals and, with their help, O'Neil, Jackson, and the remaining members of the team make it back to the Stargate hoping to deactivate the bomb. When the locals begin an open rebellion against Ra's troops, Ra decides to retreat and prepares his ship for takeoff. Sha'uri is killed in the battle, but Jackson resurrects her in Ra's sarcophagus and manages to escape when O'Neill activates the ship's ring transporter (teleportation device). Unable to deactivate the bomb, O'Neil and Jackson transport the bomb to Ra's ship in orbit via the rings where it explodes, killing Ra. The team is able to return to Earth through the Stargate, though Jackson decides to remain on the planet.[/sp] [b]Possible Sequel(s)[/b] Originally, Emmerich and Devlin were going to make a trilogy of Stargate movies, but parts two and three were never developed. At Comic-Con 2006, Devlin mentioned that he was in early discussions with MGM (who hold the rights to the Stargate franchise) about finally bringing the final 2 parts to the screeen. The first sequel is intended to be set around 12 years after the original film, with Daniel Jackson makes a discovery which leads him back to Earth and the uncovery of a new Stargate. Supposedly, the second film would involve a different mythology than the Egyptian one used in the first. The third film would reveal that "all mythologies are actually tied together with a common thread that we haven't recognized before." Kurt Russell and James Spader are apparently interested in reprising their roles. The trilogy wouldn't tie into the TV series at all but the story would continue the mythology started in the first film.
The original movie would be nothing without the TV series. Abandoning the TV mythology entirely would be a dumb as hell thing to do.
Loved the movie as a kid
Man they should have made the series with Kurt russell and Richard Dean It would have been A some !
I love this movie too :3
[QUOTE=genyus;21007323]Man they should have made the series with Kurt russell and Richard Dean It would have been A some ![/QUOTE] Now now, as bad as the series is the new O'Neil is awesome. The TV show is terrible, it completely killed the atmosphere and the universe. I don't give two shits about it at this point. Atlantis is the most retarded thing I've ever seen and SG-1 just went to hell in the later seasons. I actually watched it regularly at one point but then It started becoming so much like a poor Star Trek ripoff that I just started watching that instead. I want the magic of the movie back, you can't find that in any of the TV bullshit and a single movie can only stand so many rewatchings. I'd really love for Emmerich to make a real sequel. Seriously, how many seasons do they have by now? And not one, not one updated Stargate sequence. Not one. Jesus christ. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaR-V9vIrGU[/media] It looks really dated now, but when I first saw it it blew my mind. :/ [editline]11:49AM[/editline] I just remembered. They actually speak ancient Egyptian in this shit. I love it. How many other hollywood movies have half the characters speak gibberish with subtitles only half the time? And it works so well I really want to know why everyone in the universe has to speak English in other films and shows. (Including SG-1)
I rewatched Stargate recently, compared to the TV show it seems like a B movie. The extras are pretty shit and the effects are awful (granted it was made in the early 90s). Also, the series mythology and science is much better than the movies. The gate took them outside the galaxy and claimed Ra left Earth "A million years ago". :downs:
I didn't see Stargate when they showed it on TV, I was way too young, but god I love Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis.
[QUOTE=BmB;21009996] Seriously, how many seasons do they have by now? And not one, not one updated Stargate sequence. Not one. Jesus christ. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaR-V9vIrGU[/media] It looks really dated now, but when I first saw it it blew my mind. :/ [/QUOTE] Atlantis and Universe us different (modified) versions of the gate sequence.
[QUOTE=BmB;21009996]Now now, as bad as the series is the new O'Neil is awesome. The TV show is terrible, it completely killed the atmosphere and the universe. I don't give two shits about it at this point. Atlantis is the most retarded thing I've ever seen and SG-1 just went to hell in the later seasons. I actually watched it regularly at one point but then It started becoming so much like a poor Star Trek ripoff that I just started watching that instead. I want the magic of the movie back, you can't find that in any of the TV bullshit and a single movie can only stand so many rewatchings. I'd really love for Emmerich to make a real sequel. Seriously, how many seasons do they have by now? And not one, not one updated Stargate sequence. Not one. Jesus christ. [URL="http://www.facepunch.com/newreply.php?do=newreply&p=21009996#"][COLOR=#0000ff]View YouTUBE video[/COLOR][/URL] [URL="http://youtube.com/watch?v=iaR-V9vIrGU"][COLOR=#0000ff]http://youtube.com/watch?v=iaR-V9vIrGU[/COLOR][/URL] [COLOR=#0000ff][/COLOR] It looks really dated now, but when I first saw it it blew my mind. :/ [editline]11:49AM[/editline] I just remembered. They actually speak ancient Egyptian in this shit. I love it. How many other hollywood movies have half the characters speak gibberish with subtitles only half the time? And it works so well I really want to know why everyone in the universe has to speak English in other films and shows. (Including SG-1)[/QUOTE] Even though I disagree with you about SG-1 and Atlantis being crap, I do agree that the first time you see the Stargate open and them going through it in the movie beats every time the Stargate opens in the series' combined, tenfold.
My favourite part of this film was when Kasuf eats the chocolate bar, when I first saw it I thought that that was hilarious.
I still remember first time I was going to watch Stargate together with my dad... We put the VHS into the machine, waiting for it to play the movie. But then the machine fucked up and destroyed the VHS :saddowns: Then we watched The Sixth Sense instead.
Wow! I was thinking of making a thread about this movie... you beat me to it, OP :P I should definitely get the DVD of this movie... I haven't watched it in AGES!
Just to let you know, the Directors Cut is... interesting. Certainly adds a few scenes and shots here and there. Problem is, it's often very, very easy to see why they were cut in the first place. As an extra it's nice, but can't be recommended for a complete cinematic experience. Commentary is really good though. It's funny that Emmerich has no accent at all in that. And how he went from "you gotta do it in real whenever you can" to 2012.
[QUOTE=BmB;21009996]Seriously, how many seasons do they have by now? And not one, not one updated Stargate sequence. Not one. Jesus christ. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaR-V9vIrGU[/media] It looks really dated now, but when I first saw it it blew my mind. :/[/QUOTE] They used a new sequence in Seasons 9 and 10
[QUOTE=Tk1138;21017375]They used a new sequence in Seasons 9 and 10[/QUOTE] I preferred the old one :( I found the new one okay for Atlantis but in SG-1 I liked the old one better.
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjMceSkfVeA[/media] My favourite Stargate sequence, it has a homage to the original movie in it.
I always wondered what would happen if a ship went through a supergate and came out of a normal stargate.
I jizz everytime I watch this movie it's that great! <3
What really annoys me about this film is that when it's shown on TV, the part where Daniel and Ra are talking to each other in ancient Egyptian, sometimes it doesn't have any subtitles and sometimes it does, depending on which channel is showing it.
[QUOTE=Lankist;21007143]The original movie would be nothing without the TV series. Abandoning the TV mythology entirely would be a dumb as hell thing to do.[/QUOTE] Indeed.
I loved the movie, and will watch it when it plays on t.v., but it's not a purchase-worthy film in my eyes.
If they do end up making the sequel movies, it's gonna be pretty weird without the idea of the Jaffa, system lords and ha'tak ships being there... On the bright side, the staff weapons should still act like fucking cannons that throw people across the room instead of the kinda pissy heat guns that they were in the series.
10,000 BC(yeah I saw it, so what) has a couple of nods to Stargate. The funny thing, for me, about Stargate(the movie) is that I've only seen it on video. And every time I see it I only watch up to when they send the robot in first. I love the movie up to that point, I like James Spader's goofy character, and the excitement of solving the Stargate. The stuff after that just bores me though. Not that I think it's badly done, just not very interesting to me.
I nostalgia'd, big time...
I love the Stargate universe. I've watched the movie and all of SG-1 twice :haw: I sure hope Stargate Universe will shape up to be just as exciting as the 2 previous series though.
[QUOTE=Jack Bryce;21046526]If they do end up making the sequel movies, it's gonna be pretty weird without the idea of the Jaffa, system lords and ha'tak ships being there... On the bright side, the staff weapons should still act like fucking cannons that throw people across the room instead of the kinda pissy heat guns that they were in the series.[/QUOTE] Yeah I really like that in the movie you can just tell that that shit [i]hurts[/i]. Whereas in the show it looks less threatening than the generic censored laser guns in american childrens shows. [editline]06:53AM[/editline] [QUOTE=Lankist;21007143]The original movie would be nothing without the TV series. Abandoning the TV mythology entirely would be a dumb as hell thing to do.[/QUOTE] I don't think so. The TV show is popular, but what it basically did was throw away the movie and started making up its own shit instead. It is the movie I love. (And then of course it just got silly, too. The silly power inflation in this shit is unmatched by even Dragonball Z. Christ.) [QUOTE=Janus Vesta;21010427]I rewatched Stargate recently, compared to the TV show it seems like a B movie. The extras are pretty shit and the effects are awful (granted it was made in the early 90s). Also, the series mythology and science is much better than the movies. The gate took them outside the galaxy and claimed Ra left Earth "A million years ago". :downs:[/QUOTE] What do you mean? TV-budgeted CGI isn't exactly state of the art, and it never really looks much better than whatever CGI was in the movie. Most of the effects are practical in this movie anyway, save for the stargate travel sequence. Even the Stargate itself is practical, which they did I think by swirling water in a tank. And as mentioned above the energy weapon effects just have more punch, with real pyrotechnics and everything. And a far away galaxy on the edge of the universe is much more mysterious and exciting than "hey actually, it was the next habitable planet a couple of lightyears away lol." (And the gate coordinate system makes loads more sense in the movie too. It's actual 3D coordinates with a final adress symbol.) [editline]07:01AM[/editline] God damn it I have this cue stuck in my mind now: [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLxEZaI64Cs[/media]
[QUOTE=Janus Vesta;21010427]I rewatched Stargate recently, compared to the TV show it seems like a B movie. The extras are pretty shit and the effects are awful (granted it was made in the early 90s). Also, the series mythology and science is much better than the movies. The gate took them outside the galaxy and [b]claimed Ra left Earth "A million years ago"[/b]. :downs:[/QUOTE] No, actually it doesn't. The scene that show's when Ra first landed on Earth says quite clearly in the beginning "8000BC". So, you're about 992,000 years off there.
I didnt like the first movie as much as I love the rest of the series/movies.
What I didn't like in the movie was how Col. O'Neill tried stopping everyone from going home. It just didn't compare well with the O'Neill in the series for me.
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