In the DashFUN review, there was once only one out of five stars, but at the same time it also has a large fan base: is “Stargate” top or flop? You can get a picture of exactly that tonight – from 11:05 p.m. on VOX.
Over the years, isolated DashFUN 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 afterward) 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 shows “Stargate” on 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:
“Stargate”: Nonsense with a cult factor
The story of the Egyptologist Dr. Daniel Jackson (James Spader), who opens the door to an alien 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, in fact, that immediately followed by a whole universe, which 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 DashFUN review of “Stargate” barely gave the film a good hair.
The film, which has well-known actors such as Kurt Russell (“Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2”) and Djimon Hounsou (“Gladiator”), has “very nice pictures” to offer, but even these cannot hide the fact that it is “Stargate ‘ front and back ‘lack logic and credibility. Russell, Spader, and Co. are obviously trying to get the best out of the brain-bending script, but in view of the completely far-fetched story, they can’t save too much.
But is “Stargate” actually so miserable? Or has the sci-fi blockbuster earned its cult status, perhaps even gained it over time? You can convince yourself of this tonight on VOX.