Running time: 1h 56min
Directed by Roland Emmerich
Written by Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich
Starring Kurt Russell, James Spader, Jaye Davidson
Stargate was a hugely successful 1994 sci-fi/action/adventure blockbuster that spawned multiple television shows and launched director Roland Emmerich’s career in Hollywood into high orbit. I used to love Stargate SG-1 (1997-2007), the first and most successful series based on the film, but while I liked the original Stargate movie just fine when I was younger, I was never really that into it. And now, having rewatched it in 2021, after more than 20 years since I saw it, I can confidently say that the movie holds up only partly, and whatever liking I had to it has faded. Stargate is a big, dumb movie aimed at young boys, and I have outgrown it.