Notebook Reviews: STARGATE

3 out of 5 stars

Roland Emmerich – 1994. 

Stargate is an enjoyable and energetic science fiction romp from Master of Disaster Roland Emmerich

Emmerich’s adventure is derivative – Star Wars and Lawrence of Arabia are particular touchstones – but it’s all done in such an entertaining way that you just go with the flow. 

Kurt Russell and James Spader are both excellent as two very different men on a mission into the unknown. Stargate features some impressive effects and a bold and brash score from composer David Arnold

It’s no classic, but Stargate makes for a fun night’s entertainment.