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Jack's Back, and He is Double the Fun,
This review is from: Stargate: Continuum (DVD)
I really enjoyed the first DVD, STARGATE - THE ARK OF TRUTH, but felt it was lacking in two areas: 1. no Jack and 2. the "movie" was no more than a standard two- or three-part episode. Well, in STARGATE - CONTINUUM, Jack is back, in not one, but TWO roles! And the story itself is more than satisfying. It is bigger and better than episode, has all the stops pulled out, and retains all of the great elements we have come to know, expect, and love from Stargate.
In STARGATE - CONTINUUM, we find our friends called back from their various exploits around various galaxies to witness the execution of the last of the Ba'al clones, thus the final destruction of the System Lords. But, as always, Ba'al has a trick up his sleeve, and the twists, turns, and fun begin. This movie is classic Stargate at its finest, with timelines changed, history rewritten, and our heroes needing to save the day and put everything right.
Richard Dean Anderson is perfect in his reprisal of Jack. I really miss Jack when he isn't there. Anderson's timing, ingenuousness, and droll repartee are archetypal Jack, and just what we wanted. Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, and Christopher Judge are all together again as SG-1. Cliff Simon out does himself as Ba'al. There are special appearances by Beau Bridges, the beloved Don S. Davis, William Devane, and pretty much anyone who has played a character over the last 10 years. It was wonderful to see them all together again, bringing the story full circle and putting a nice, neat, exciting bow on the entire package.
STARGATE - CONTINUUM is fast-paced, action-packed and tons of fun. The special effects are terrific, and definitely a cut above a typical episode (which are pretty good to begin with). The settings and scenery are beautiful to watch, and are mostly shot on location. You will find yourself cheering for our heroes, and wondering how they are going to get out of this mess and save the world, as always. But, as always, they do. And we wouldn't have it any other way.
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Initial post: Jul 30, 2008 5:23:40 PM PDT
an honest reviewer says:
And your review is just as fun as Jack, Karen !
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 30, 2008 5:29:32 PM PDT
Thank you, Colette. I've been a Stargate fan since the beginning. I hope this DVD movie leads to many more!
Posted on Jul 31, 2008 11:11:07 PM PDT
Jennifer Cameron-Smith says:
The world needs to be saved! I need to watch :-) Thanks for a great review.
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 1, 2008 5:53:49 AM PDT
Thanks, Jenny. Stargate is just so much fun, especially when the do it right.
Posted on Aug 2, 2008 6:33:23 PM PDT
Linda Bulger says:
Ah ... maybe after baseball season ... nice review, Karen.
I'm trying to catch up with everyone after a month of very little Amazon time. What an entertaining crop of reviews I am finding!
Posted on Aug 2, 2008 6:44:17 PM PDT
Miz Ellen says:
Great review, Karen!
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 2, 2008 8:22:43 PM PDT
Thanks, Linda. Good to have you back!
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 2, 2008 8:23:05 PM PDT
Thank you, Ellen. If you like Stargate, you will love this.
Posted on Aug 3, 2008 2:15:55 PM PDT
Steven Peterson says:
I'm not such a fan, but your review is awfully good. Congratulations!
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 3, 2008 3:50:41 PM PDT
Thank you, Steven. I really enjoyed this installment.