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Stargate is a science fiction adventure that starts when a historian deciphers the symbols on an ancient ring, and opens a wormhole to another planet.

MOVIE INFO

  • Starring: Kurt Russell, James Spader
  • Rated: PG-13 for sci-fi action violence.
  • Released: 1994
  • Genre: Science Fiction, Action, Drama
  • My Opinion: Excellent!

NON SPOILER SUMMARY

Daniel Jackson is a struggling egyptologist who is recruited by the military to help decipher the hieroglyphs on an ancient artifact found in the 1920’s.  He quickly “breaks the code” and opens a wormhole to a planet on the opposite side of the universe.  Dr. Jackson then joins the military team to explore that planet, where they discover a civilization that still worships the sun god, Ra.  But Daniel’s main job is to find the key to open the stargate there,  and get the team back home to Earth.

CIN’S REVIEW

I think this is a unique movie  because it combines ancient history with science fiction.  Egypt, pyramids, mythological gods… combined with wormholes, space travel, and alien races… Stargate makes for a diverse and fascinating movie!  I really enjoy that each time the film becomes predictable, a new element is introduced that makes you sit up and take a new interest.  Action, drama, rebellion, romance, explosions, slavery, spaceships, all interspersed with great subtle humor, Stargate has a little bit for everybody.  And hey, it was a good enough film to spawn a couple of sequels and three TV series spinoffs, so if you haven’t seen Stargate yet, put it on your list of “Must See Movies”.

WHERE TO FIND STARGATE

  • You can rent Stargate at any movie store or Netflix.
  • You can purchase this movie at Amazon.com.
  • There are also plenty of good used copies at eBay.

CRAVING MORE MOVIES?

If you liked Stargate you might also like Avatar, starring Sam Worthington, about a soldier that befriends the native people on a distant planet.

 

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