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Old June 28 2013, 03:58 PM   #17
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Re: is the stargate movie any good

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I mean, come on, Devlin and Emmerich came up with this idea with limitless potential, a wormhole allowing instant travel to anywhere in the galaxy, and the best they could come up with was a hackneyed ancient-astronaut story and a replica of ancient Egypt? What a profound failure of imagination. The movie is a tremendous letdown. What impresses me so much about the TV franchise is how they managed to take such a shallow foundation and build such a rich and imaginative universe upon it.
In the TV show we get the alien-astronaut story and replicas of Egypt and some Middle Age villages.

And then you're being completely unfair, comparing a TV show with 10 seasons to a film with 2 hours like that.
A movie aiming low should not be praised for hitting that target.
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