Over the years, isolated FILMSTARTS reviews have stirred up a lot of dust again and again. Four stars for » Jack and Jill «? Absolutely bananas, many thought! 2 stars for » Joker «? A farce, some think! But it is precisely the very different opinions that make the cinema experience (or the discussions afterwards) so exciting in the end. One of our most controversial reviews is undoubtedly the review of » Stargate » by catastrophe film pope Roland Emmerich («Independence Day», «Moonfall»).
VOX is showing “Stargate” today, April 7th, from 11:05 p.m. – and to be honest, we don’t really know ourselves whether we should recommend the film to you or rather advise against it. The opinions on the star-studded 90s blockbuster celebrated by many genre fans are particularly divided, even within our editorial team.
To form your own opinion, today’s broadcast is also worthwhile, above all, because VOX will probably not show the theatrical version, but the Director’s Cut, which is a whole ten minutes longer. Since the end of last year, anyone who wants to see and compare both versions has also been able to get them in a double pack – in a chic collector’s edition on Blu-ray:
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«Stargate»: Nonsense with a cult factor
The story of the Egyptologist Dr. Daniel Jackson ( James Spader ), who opens the door to a strange world while investigating a mysterious artifact, was not only a financial hit at the box office in 1995, but was also well received by audiences — so well that immediately followed by a whole universe that today consists of several films and TV series.
The cult status of the sci-fi hit can hardly be taken away anyway. But does that automatically make it a good film? no At least not when it comes to our author Ulrich Behrens, who in the official FILMSTARTS review of «Stargate» barely gave the film a good hair.
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